I'am trying to find annual mean temperature data for all countries in Africa for past 50 years.

The data should not be mean of the entire 20 years, but should be yearly mean.
Can somebody please redirect me to a good source of data?

This is for research work.

  • This question looks like it would be better researched/asked at Open Data.
    – PolyGeo
    Jul 28, 2015 at 20:39
  • Thanks. I am new here. I will also post this question to OpenData.
    – Rajat Aggarwal
    Jul 28, 2015 at 20:40
  • The World Bank is usually a good source for stuff like this. I don't think you'll get data from 50 years back, though
    – BlakeG
    Jul 28, 2015 at 20:46
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    It's not a good idea to use 'country' as the spatial entity.
    – jejune
    Jul 28, 2015 at 21:07
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    I answered a question like this back in Feb. - opendata.stackexchange.com/questions/4629/… Jul 29, 2015 at 14:52

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A good source 1961-1999 is http://gaez.fao.org/Main.html#

lots of atmospheric parameters can be found at (1979-2015): http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/

You can use zonal statistics with country polygons to obtain annual values per country. You can get country shapefiles at http://www.naturalearthdata.com/features/

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