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Free climate data for ecological modeling and GIS

Free climate data for ecological modeling and GIS

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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. 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.

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:

International Programs - Information Gateway Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 1. What is the International Data Base? The International Data Base (IDB) offers a variety of demographic indicators for countries and areas of the world with a population of 5,000 or more. World and Region demographic indicators in the IDB, including population totals, exclude the populations of countries and areas with fewer than 5,000 people. UK Data Service Census » Census boundary data We provide access to digitised boundary datasets and geographic look-up tables corresponding to the census geography of the UK. Digital boundaries are provided in common Geographical Information System (GIS) formats. Guide to census boundary data Access boundary data Data which fall under Open Government Licence (OGL) are available to all users.

Global Aerosol Climatology Project National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Institute for Space Studies Go to Main Content (Accesskey 2)Go to Site Menu (Accesskey 3) Goddard Space Flight CenterSciences and Exploration DirectorateEarth Sciences Division

The Trauma Signature of Hurricane Sandy By James Shultz and Yuval Neria Published November 14, 2012 Two feet of snow blankets the trails of Snowshoe Mountain, West Virginia—on Halloween! Eight million mid-Atlantic residents lose electricity. Downloads Data themes are available in three levels of detail. For each scale, themes are listed on Cultural, Physical, and Raster category pages. Stay up to date! Know when a new version of Natural Earth is released by subscribing to our announcement list. Overwhelmed? The Natural Earth quick start kit (165 mb) provides a small sample of Natural Earth themes styled in an ArcMap .MXD document and in a QGIS document.

NOAA - ETOPO1 Global Relief ETOPO1 is a 1 arc-minute global relief model of Earth's surface that integrates land topography and ocean bathymetry. It was built from numerous global and regional data sets, and is available in "Ice Surface" (top of Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets) and "Bedrock" (base of the ice sheets) versions. Historic ETOPO2v2 and ETOPO5 global relief grids are deprecated but still available. SAGES: A Suite of Freely-Available Software Tools for Electronic Disease Surveillance in Resource-Limited Settings Public health surveillance is undergoing a revolution driven by advances in the field of information technology. Many countries have experienced vast improvements in the collection, ingestion, analysis, visualization, and dissemination of public health data. Resource-limited countries have lagged behind due to challenges in information technology infrastructure, public health resources, and the costs of proprietary software. The Suite for Automated Global Electronic bioSurveillance (SAGES) is a collection of modular, flexible, freely-available software tools for electronic disease surveillance in resource-limited settings.

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