The majority of CRU's research output is published in the peer-reviewed science literature (journals and books), listed in full on our publications webpage. CRU Research Publications (CRU RPs) are occasional research reports that, due to various factors such as length, style or intended audience, are not suitable for publishing in the science literature. The first nine CRU RPs were originally published in hard copy form but are now available in electronic form, while from CRU RP10 onwards they are available only from our website in electronic form.

Three further reports are included in a second table at the bottom of this page.  These were prepared for the US Department of Energy and are included here because they are widely cited but are out of print.

 

Title Date Author File
CRU RP13 2009 (published as CRU RP12 in 2012) C. Wilkinson PDF
British logbooks in UK archives, 20th century – a survey of the range, selection and suitability of British logbooks and related documents for climatic research
CRU RP12 2009 (published as CRU RP12 in 2012) C. Wilkinson PDF
British logbooks in UK archives, 17th–19th centuries – a survey of the range, selection and suitability of British logbooks and related documents for climatic research
CRU RP11 2005 (published as CRU RP11 in 2012) C. M. Goodess et al. PDF
An intercomparison of statistical downscaling methods for Europe and European regions -- assessing their performance with respect to extreme temperature and precipitation events
CRU RP10 2004 (published as CRU RP10 in 2012) T. J. Osborn, K. R. Briffa, F. H. Schweingruber and P. D. Jones PDF
Annually resolved patterns of summer temperature over the Northern Hemisphere since AD 1400 from a tree-ring-density network
CRU RP9 1988 B. D. Santer No PDF
Regional validation of general circulation models
CRU RP8 1984 P. D. Jones, A. E. J. Ogilvie and T. M. L. Wigley PDF
Riverflow Data for the United Kingdom: Reconstructed Data Back to 1844 and Historical Data Back to 1556
CRU RP7 1980 A. H. Perry and T. Fearnside PDF
Northern hemisphere pentad (5 day) mean sea level pressure values for the period 1951-1970 and comparisons with earlier epochs
CRU RP6a 1979 K. S. Douglas, H. H. Lamb PDF
Weather Observations and a Tentative Meteorological Analysis of the Period May to July 1588
CRU RP6 1978 K. S. Douglas, H. H. Lamb and C. Loader PDF
A Meteorological Study of July-October 1588: The Spanish Armada Storms
CRU RP5 1976 H. H. Lamb PDF
Understanding climatic change and its relevance to the world food problem
CRU RP4 1975 P. B. Wright PDF
An Index of the Southern Oscillation
CRU RP3 1974 H. H. Lamb PDF
The Current Trend of World Climate - A Report on the Early 1970s and a Perspective
CRU RP2 1974 H. H. Lamb (editor) PDF
Mapping the atmospheric and oceanic circulations and other climatic parameters at the time of the Last Glacial Maximum about 17000 years ago: collected abstracts of the international (CLIMAP) conference held at Norwich in May 1973
CRU RP1 1973 H. H. Lamb PDF
The seasonal progression of the general atmospheric circulation affecting the North Atlantic and Europe

 

Title Date Author File
USDoE TR017 1985 R. S. Bradley, P. M. Kelly, P. D. Jones, H. F. Diaz and C. Goodess PDF (Appendix A only)
A climatic data bank for the Northern Hemisphere land areas, 1851-1980
USDoE TR022 1985 P. D. Jones et al. PDF
A grid point surface air temperature data set for the Northern Hemisphere
USDoE TR027 1986 P. D. Jones, S. C. B. Raper, C. M. Goodess, B. S. G. Cherry and T. M. L. Wigley PDF
A grid point surface air temperature data set for the Southern Hemisphere, 1851-1984