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LBA REGIONAL MEAN CLIMATOLOGY, 0.5-DEG, 1930-1960, V. 2.1 (CRAMER AND LEEMANS)Entry ID: lba_cramer_leemans
Abstract: This data set is a subset of Cramer and Leemans' (2001) global database of mean monthly climatology, which contains monthly averages of mean temperature, temperature range, precipitation, rain days, and sunshine hours for terrestrial areas during 1931-1960. This subset was created for the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., latitude 10° N to 25° S, ... longitude 30° to 85° W). The data are presented at 0.5-degree latitude/longitude resolution in ASCII GRID file format. Cramer and Leemans (2001, Version 2.1) constituted a major update of an earlier database, Leemans and Cramer (1991). The new version was generated from a larger database by means of the partial thin-plate splining algorithm developed by Michael F. Hutchinson, Canberra (Hutchinson and Bischof 1983). Version 2.1 has been used widely, notably by all groups participating in the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme's Net Primary Productivity (NPP) model intercomparison (Olsen et al. 2001).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CRAMER, W.P.LEEMANS, R.
Dataset Title: LBA REGIONAL MEAN CLIMATOLOGY, 0.5-DEG, 1930-1960, V. 2.1 (CRAMER AND LEEMANS)
Dataset Release Date: 2003
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/681Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=681&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1931-01-01Stop Date: 1960-12-31
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
ISO Topic Category
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research Telegrafenberg P.O.Box 60 12 03
Postal Code: D-144 12
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-13