CLIMWAT, A Climatic Database
Entry ID: climwat

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Summary
Abstract: CLIMWAT is a climatic database to be used in combination with the computer program CROPWAT and allows the ready calculation of crop water requirements, irrigation supply and irrigation scheduling for various crops for a range of climatological stations worldwide.

The CLIMWAT database includes data from a total of 3262 meteorological stations from 144 countries. CLIMWAT is published as Irrigation and Drainage paper No 49 in 1994 and includes a Manual with description of the use of the database with CROPWAT The data are contained in five diskettes included in the publication and can be ordered as FAO Irrigation and Drainage Paper 49 through the FAO Sales and Marketing Group.

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Description: Download the climatic databases from this page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Water Resources, Development and Management Service
Dataset Title: CLIMWAT, A Climatic Database
Dataset Release Date: unknown
Dataset Release Place: Rome, Italy
Dataset Publisher: Water Resources, Development and Management Service, FAO
Data Presentation Form: database
Online Resource: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/infores_databases_climwat.html
Quality Revised procedures have been developed by FAO in cooperation with an
international working group of high level experts to estimate Crop
Evapotranspiration based on the Penman-Monteith approach. Details on
the revised calculation procedures are described in the Report of
the Proceedings of the FAO Expert Consultation and can be ... View entire text
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Water Resources, Management and Development Service, Land and Water Development Division,Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GIOVANNI MUNOZ
Phone: +(39) 06 57055541
Fax: (39-06) 57056275
Email: Giovanni.Munoz at fao.org
Contact Address:
Water Development Officer
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Distribution
Distribution Media: 5 diskettes
Fees: $35.00
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +(39) 06 57055541
Fax: (39-06) 57056275
Email: Rene.Gommes at fao.org
Contact Address:
The Coordinator
Agrometeorological Group
Research and Technology Development Division
Food and Agriculture Organization
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
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Publications/References
Martin Smith, Revised FAO Methodology for Crop Water Requirements,
Land and Water Development Division, Food and Agriculture Organization
of the United Nations,
http://www.fao.org/WAICENT/FAOINFO/AGRICULT/AGL/AGLW/webpub/REVMETH...
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-11-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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