With the download of this data you acknowledge to cite the data using the following citation:

Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N., Linder, H.P. & Kessler, M. (2016) Climatologies at high resolution for the Earth land surface areas. arXiv:1607.00217 [physics].


Karger, Dirk Nikolaus; Conrad, Olaf; Böhner, Jürgen; Kawohl, Tobias; Kreft, Holger; Soria-Auza, Rodrigo Wilber; Zimmermann, Niklaus; Linder, H. Peter; Kessler, Michael (2016): CHELSA climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas (Version 1.0). World Data Center for Climate. doi:10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1.

mean annual values Version 1.0

Mean annual temperature Version 1.0
Mean annual precipitation Version 1.0

precipitation without gauge correction (version 1.0).

Mean january precipitation
Mean february precipitation
Mean march precipitation
Mean april precipitation
Mean may precipitation
Mean june precipitation
Mean july precipitation
Mean august precipitation
Mean september precipitation
Mean october precipitation
Mean november precipitation
Mean december precipitation

Mean monthly temperature values, reference period 1979-2013. Version 1.0

Mean january temperature
Mean february temperature
Mean march temperature
Mean april temperature
Mean may temperature
Mean june temperature
Mean july temperature
Mean august temperature
Mean september temperature
Mean october temperature
Mean november temperature
Mean december temperature

smaller datasets (reduced to 2 bit integers) recommended for users which do not need the full floating point accuracy or older computers can be found here: