Input data set: GSWP3

Protocol relation: Protocol
Data Type: Observed atmospheric climate
Simulation rounds: ISIMIP2a

Daily-resolution observed climate data on a global (land and ocean) 0.5°x0.5° lat-lon grid from the Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 3 (GSWP3), based on the reanalysis data set 20CR and using the bias targets GPCC, GPCP, CPC-Unified, CRU and SRB. The data set covers the period 1901‐2010.

For more information about GSWP3's scope, experiment design, framework, etc. see

Scenarios: hist-obs
Variables: tasmax, tas, tasmin, uas, rlds, wind, rhs, rsds, prsn, ps, pr
Data source

The GSWP3 dataset was developed by Hyungjun Kim with support by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKENHI (16H06291).

Download Instructions

For ISIMIP participants, these files are available for download on the DKRZ server using the path /ISIMIP/ISIMIP2a/InputData/climate_co2/climate/HistObs/GSWP3/.

For external users, these data is available on the ISIMIP ESGF server ( Currently they are available via an rsync facility (described here:, for which the password will be provided upon request (