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HadISD: terms and conditions

HadISD is distributed under the Non Commercial Government Licence. The data are available for non-commercial use with attribution to the data providers. This product may contain data which are governed by WMO Policy following WMO Resolution 40 Annex 1 alongside additional data that may have restrictions placed on their commercial use by the data owners. Any redistribution of this product should be accompanied by a similar statement of usage policy.

Please cite the following publications when using this dataset. Please also state the version number used.

Dunn, R. J. H., et al. (2016), Expanding HadISD: quality-controlled, sub-daily station data from 1931, Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems, 5, 473-491

Dunn, R. J. H., et al. (2014), Pairwise homogeneity assessment of HadISD, Climate of the Past, 10, 1501-1522

Dunn, R. J. H., et al. (2012), HadISD: A Quality Controlled global synoptic report database for selected variables at long-term stations from 1973-2011, Climate of the Past, 8, 1649-1679

Smith, A., et al. (2011): The Integrated Surface Database: Recent Developments and Partnerships. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 92, 704-708

HadISD is subject to Crown copyright protection.

Further information about licences can be obtained from the Met Office IPR Officer, Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3PB. E-mail: ipr@metoffice.gov.uk.

For further information on Crown Copyright policy and licensing arrangements, see the guidance featured on HMSO's web site.

When publishing work using the data, please use the following citation:
Dunn, R. J. H., Willett, K. M., Thorne, P. W., Woolley, E. V., Durre, I., Dai, A., Parker, D. E., and Vose, R. S.: HadISD: a quality-controlled global synoptic report database for selected variables at long-term stations from 1973-2011, Clim. Past, 8, 1649-1679, doi:10.5194/cp-8-1649-2012, 2012.

The source should also be quoted in the acknowledgements section as www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs.

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