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Free climate data for ecological modeling and GIS

Free climate data for ecological modeling and GIS
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Real-time and Near-real-time river level data - Datasets Openness rating: Reason: Content of file appeared to be format "CSV" which receives openness score: 3. ★★★★★ Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF) ★★★★☆ Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. ★★★☆☆ Structured data in open format (e.g. ★★☆☆☆ Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. ★☆☆☆☆ Unstructured data (e.g. Score updated: 07/08/2016 Open Data Certificate: Bronze Level This dataset covers monitoring data that is only updated on our systems on a daily update cycle. Readings are transferred via telemetry to internal and external systems in, or close to real time. Measurements of the height (m) of water in a river, lake or coastal site taken using automatic field devices, usually every 15 mins, Information is available for 1400 river gauging stations (where flow is also measured) and 1800 river level only monitoring sites throughout England, as well as some reservoirs and coastal sites. Data Package Download a copy of all of the cached resources for this dataset

VectorMap GIS Climate Change Scenarios CCAFS Climate Download data by country | DIVA-GIS Select and download free geographic (GIS) data for any country in the world Sources Formats The files have been compressed and grouped in ZIP files. You can use programs such as 7-zip, PKZIP or StuffIt to decompress the files. Vector data are stored as ESRI shapefiles Grid (raster) data are stored as DIVA gridfiles Each "shapefile" consist of at least three actual files. Gridfiles are used in DIVA-GIS. A gridfile with "country mask" indicates that the areas outside the selected country are masked out. A DBF (dBase file) is a dbase format database table. Resolution The resolution is the size of each grid cell expressed as the length of one side of one (square) cell. Geography of Coffee What is the geography of coffee? This is the confluence of two of my great passions: learning about the world (geography) and enjoying a hot, bitter beverage (coffee)! In my environmental geography course, I usually spend at least two class sessions discussing the relationship between the beverage in my cup and the bean on the bush. For me, coffee is an excellent jumping-off point for understanding natural resource conservation and exploitation, equity in international trade, the geographic displacement of environmental problems, and global patterns of colonization (described succinctly in ICO's Story of Coffee) and post-colonial economic relationships. This page is my humble contribution to the discussion. The International Coffee Organization is the main governing body in the coffee industry. As with all of Nicaragua, the coffee-growing North was a dangerous and tumultuous place at the time of the U.S. See the coffee category of DMOZ for more.

CGIAR-CSI Global Aridity and Global PET Climate Database The Global Potential Evapo-Transpiration (Global-PET) and Global Aridity Index (Global-Aridity) datasets provide high-resolution global raster climate data related to evapo-transpiration processes and rainfall deficit for potential vegetative growth. These datasets are based on modeling and analyses by Antonio Trabucco (currently at the Forest, Ecology and Management Research Group, K.U. Leuven), with the support of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), and are provided online by the CGIAR-CSI Consortium for Spatial Information with the support of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The Global-PET dataset consists of the following data layers (Available for download by clicking on links below): The Global-Aridity dataset consists of one data layer: Mean Annual Aridity - 271 MB (annual average over the period of 1950-2000) (1 data layer) Trabucco, A., and Zomer, R.J. 2009.

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