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I am searching for a online database for climate data (especially temperature) for non-european countries on a monthly basis. 1990-2014 would be nice.

Thank you!

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The UNDP gathers and reports data along the line of what you are looking for. I think its a matter of finding the right tables. They collect historic data as well as predicating climate changes to countries.

The following link is a repository of some reports and raw data for 61 countries, mostly africa, middle east and south america. Each country has a zip file (AllData). Search through the subfolders looking for time series.

http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/research/climate/projects/undp-cp/

Note, this copy of the data is hosted by University of Oxford, Department of Geography and the environment. The time series are on a year basis (no monthly) and range from 1960 to 2006.

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If you are looking for global temperatures that are not constrained to political borders, then you can access 150 years of global temperatures either as a dataset or with Google Earth as an interface. The data is based on latitude and longitude grids of 5 degrees and includes temperature, precipitation, pressure, etc..

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The US government just last week released climate.data.gov.

From their announcement :

Data from NOAA, NASA, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Defense, and other Federal agencies will be featured on climate.data.gov, a new section within data.gov that opens for business today. The first batch of climate data being made available will focus on coastal flooding and sea level rise. NOAA and NASA will also be announcing an innovation challenge calling on researchers and developers to create data-driven simulations to help plan for the future and to educate the public about the vulnerability of their own communities to sea level rise and flood events.

They also released a fact sheet.

(disclaimer : I work as a contractor for one of the federal agencies that's contributing data, but I don't deal with earth science data)

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The Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Researchs offers teamperature data of 289 countries (and territories) in a monthly frequency for the years 1901-2000:

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/~timm/climate/index.html

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