Table 3: Climatological validation using independent climate station data.

From: Climatologies at high resolution for the earth’s land surface areas

Table 3: Climatological validation using independent climate station data.
  Austria China FAO Mexico Scandinavia
  mean s.d. mean s.d. mean s.d. mean s.d. mean s.d.
CHELSA-R2 0.38 0.06 0.62 0.08 0.92 0.01 0.79 0.03 0.87 0.04
CHPclim-R2 0.38 0.05 0.59 0.09 0.92 0.03 0.65 0.16 0.50 0.23
CRU-R2 0.34 0.02 0.64 0.10 0.48 0.26 0.45 0.11 0.86 0.11
ERA-R2 0.32 0.04 0.57 0.11 0.65 0.03 0.51 0.07 0.59 0.17
WorldClim-R2 0.30 0.06 0.61 0.10 [0.93] [0.02] [0.83] [0.02] [0.81] [0.11]
CHELSA-RMSE 25.71 1.29 17.23 2.77 24.55 3.94 28.13 17.60 14.44 5.54
CHPclim-RMSE 25.70 1.28 16.86 2.38 28.97 20.23 36.23 27.98 27.55 9.97
CRU-RMSE 26.56 0.97 15.40 2.07 58.94 26.24 43.73 24.06 13.55 3.84
ERA-RMSE 26.95 1.06 16.89 2.26 49.21 11.00 42.36 25.71 25.15 7.60
WorldClim-RMSE 27.39 1.50 16.46 2.56 [20.61] [3.65] [24.53] [14.44] [16.74] [6.16]
CHELSA-MAE 19.37 0.97 12.56 2.62 13.24 1.68 16.98 12.10 9.57 3.31
CHPclim-MAE 19.15 0.92 12.24 2.07 14.67 15.10 22.83 20.84 19.02 6.43
CRU-MAE 19.78 0.83 10.09 1.89 39.96 19.72 27.56 17.32 9.56 2.84
ERA-MAE 20.04 0.86 11.81 2.38 27.09 4.39 26.97 18.57 15.71 4.20
WorldClim-MAE 20.19 1.26 11.94 2.17 [10.44] [1.38] [14.44] [9.23] [10.38] [3.70]
  1. Values in square brackets indicate that the data has been used in the station interpolation algorithm of the respective dataset and is therefore not valid for an independent evaluation. Values represent means over all months.