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Gridded Surface Meteorological (gridMET) Dataset

Associated Agencies

University of California, Merced

The Gridded Surface Meteorological (gridMET) dataset is a "dataset of daily high-spatial resolution (~4-km, 1/24th degree) surface meteorological data covering the contiguous U.S. from 1979-yesterday. We have also extended these data to cover southern British Columbia in our real time products. These data can provide important inputs for ecological, agricultural, and hydrological models. These data are updated daily.

gridMET blends spatial attributes of gridded climate data from PRISM with desirable temporal attributes (and additional variables) from regional reanalysis (NLDAS-2) using climatically aided interpolation. The resulting product is a spatially and temporally complete, high-resolution (1/24th degree ~4-km) gridded dataset of surface meteorological variables."


GridMET Website: Download gridMET data and documentation

Climate Engine: Access gridMET datasets via Climate Engine

Google Earth Engine Catalog: gridMET dataset catalogue entry for Google Earth Engine


Abatzoglou, J. T. (2013), Development of gridded surface meteorological data for ecological applications and modelling. Int. J. Climatol., 33: 121–131.