Reference & User Manual
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30 YEAR GLOBAL CLIMATE DATA BASEFor the Mediterranean Region, more than 70 climate stations that have long-term observations time series for the basic hydro-meteorological data have been extracted from the IIASA Climate Data Base (Leemans and Cramer, 1991).
The IIASA Climate Database was created at the International Institute for Applied System Analyses (IIASA; Laxenburg, Austria) by Rik Leemans and Wolfgang P. Cramer to represent current global climate. There are three variables included in the Database: average monthly cloudiness, precipitation and temperature; and 12 monthly values per variable. These values were calculated from existing historical weather records of a diverse nature, but with the common feature that most cover at least five years during the period between 1931 and 1960.
The 70+ stations available have been selected with in the area of LAT/LONG - LAT/LONG which results in a rectangulat domain in Peter's projection using ETOPO5 as the background map.
The 18 climatic variables available for these stations (as monthly average over up to 30 years in the observation period) include:
The variables available for each station differ; therefor, a prioty sequence has been defined: