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Climatic Research Unit

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has provided to his Department since its inception. (309170)

DECC has no research or data-delivery contracts with the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU).

The Met Office, however, uses CRU's land temperature dataset, which is merged with sea surface temperatures to derive the global average temperature record. This is used in quarterly updates to DECC of global, regional and UK temperatures. A gridded version of this dataset is freely available from the Met Office Hadley Centre observations website.