# worldclim: “Current conditions (interpolations of observed data, representative of 1960-1990)”

I am interested in work with climate data since 2012, I found it in http://www.worldclim.org/version1, but there is something draws my attention:

There it says: "Current conditions (interpolations of observed data, representative of 1960-1990)"

1. Does it mean the current data is something like a "temporal projection" based in data of 1960-1990?

or

1. Should I understand it like an interpolation of weather stations existing since 1960 with not including stations existing since 1990?
• I think that this is a question that may be more suitable for researching at the Open Data Stack Exchange. – PolyGeo Nov 27 '16 at 0:20
• Note that current is not "now". At best, its current to the publication date. Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas.. So 2005 'current'. – BradHards Nov 27 '16 at 3:04