Downloads

Downloads are provided via our download server. There you can download all files manually, or use Cyberduck or WGET to download files in bulk:

Version 2.1

The technical documentation including a description of the different datasets, the available variables, and the different units can be found here:

CHELSA V2.1: Technical specifications.

Version 1.2

The technical documentation including a description of the different datasets, the available variables, and the different units can be found here:

CHELSA V1.2: Technical specifications.

When using the data, you agree to cite the respective original peer-reviewed publication AND the respective dataset (Why are data citations neccessary?):


Original peer-reviewed publications (mandatory):

CHELSA V2.x – V1.xx (including CMIP5, CMIP6, PMIP3, and timeseries data)

Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E., Linder, P., Kessler, M. (2017). Climatologies at high resolution for the Earth land surface areas. Scientific Data. 4 170122. https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.122

CHELSA_cmip5_ts

Karger, D.N., Schmatz, D., Detttling, D., Zimmermann, N.E. (2020) High resolution monthly precipitation and temperature timeseries for the period 2006-2100. Scientific Data. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00587-y

PBCOR

Beck, H., Wood, E.F., McVicar, T., Zambrano-Bigiarini, M., Alvarez-Garreton, C., Baez-Villanueva, O., Sheffield, J., Karger, D.N. (2020) Bias correction of global high-resolution precipitation climatologies using streamflow observations from 9372 catchments. Journal of Climate.https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-19-0332.1


Data citations (mandatory):

Version 1.2. (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA V1.0 – V1.xx)

Karger D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E,, Linder, H.P., Kessler, M.. Data from: Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas. Dryad Digital Repository.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.5061/dryad.kd1d4

CHELSA_EUR11 (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA V1.0 – V1.xx)

Karger, D.N., Dabaghchian, B., Lange, S., Thuiller, W., Zimmermann, N.E., Graham, C.H. (2020). High resolution climate data for Europe. EnviDat.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.16904/envidat.150

CHELSA_cmip5_ts (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA_cmip5_ts)

Karger, D.N., Schmatz, D., Dettling, G., Zimmermann, N.E. (2019). High resolution monthly precipitation and temperature timeseries for the period 2006-2100. EnviDat.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.16904/envidat.124

CHELSAcruts (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA V1.0 – V1.xx)

Karger, D.N., Zimmermann, N.E. (2018). CHELSAcruts – High resolution temperature and precipitation timeseries for the 20th century and beyond. EnviDat. doi: 10.16904/envidat.159.


Deprecated datasets:

Version 1.1. (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA V1.0 – V1.xx)

Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E., Linder, P., Kessler, M. (2016) CHELSA climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas (Version 1.1). World Data Center for Climate.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1_1

Version 1.0 (together with peer reviewed citation: CHELSA V1.0 – V1.xx)

Karger, D.N., Conrad, O., Böhner, J., Kawohl, T., Kreft, H., Soria-Auza, R.W., Zimmermann, N.E., Linder, P., Kessler, M. (2016) CHELSA climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas (Version 1.0). World Data Center for Climate.http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/WDCC/CHELSA_v1