WorldClim - Global Climate Data

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Last Updated September 4, 2017, 20:08 (Europe/Berlin)
Created September 4, 2017, 20:02 (Europe/Berlin)
E-mail domisch@igb-berlin.de
Language Eng
Abstract WorldClim is a set of global climate layers (gridded climate data) with a spatial resolution of about 1 km2. These data can be used for mapping and spatial modeling for past and present climates, and for future projections.
Resource type Spatial dataset
Spatial representation type grid
License Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Classification Climatology
INSPIRE theme
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Temporal start date 1970-01-01
Temporal end date 2000-12-31
Responsible party http://worldclim.org/
Responsible party role Publisher
Related publications - 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. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978. - Fick, S.E. and R.J. Hijmans, 2017. Worldclim 2: New 1-km spatial resolution climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology
Limitations on public use Freely available but not allowed to redistribute these data.
Projections WGS 84 -- EPSG-4326
Spatial extent - North 85
Spatial extent - South -56
Spatial extent - East 180
Spatial extent - West -180

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Political boundaries: GAUL 2015, © FAO Statistics Division.