Publishing Details

Tool Type: 
Publication Year: 
HarvestChoice/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Years Covered: 
1950 - 2000
Primary Contact: 
Jawoo Koo
Lowest Geographic Unit: 
5 arc-minute gridcell


Allows users to view and download monthly climate data over the period 1950-2000 for any user-selected location.

For each location the Droppr returns data on:

  • Country name
  • Admin unit names (3 levels)
  • Year and month
  • Monthy mean/total values of
    • Mean, max, min temp (°C)
    • Diurnal temp range (°C)
    • Rainfall (mm)
    • Wet days per month (days)
    • Frost occurrence (days)
    • Vapor pressure (hPa)
    • Cloud cover (%)



HarvestChoice, 2009. "CRU Monthly Climate Time Series (1901-2002)." International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC., and University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN. Available online at

Additional Attributes

Data Sources/Credits:

CRU Ver: 2.1 (2005)

Keywords: Climate, Cloud Cover, DROPPR, Rainfall, Temperature, Vapor Pressure, Weather
Geographic Coverage: Angola, Benin, Burundi, West Africa, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Congo DR, Lesotho, Chad, Eritrea, Malawi, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Mozambique, Gabon, Madagascar, Namibia, Gambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, Seychelles, Swaziland, Guinea, Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Tanzania, Liberia, Uganda, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, East & Central Africa, Southern Africa
Format/Platform: Droppr (MySQL, PHP, GoogleMap API, JavaScript)