Climate Quality Index

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Abstract: Structural analysis 1961-1990. Climate data in DISMED will be based on the
aridity index, which requires a harmonized way of computing evapotransipration,
that at present differs among countries. In this respect FMA will be in charge
of defining the most suitable algorithm(s) concerning evapotranspiration and
the correct time frame, which depends on the available data and ... View entire text
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Description: Climate Sensitivity Index for the Mediterranean Basin. The Climate Sensitivity
Index is a part of the Sensitivity Desertification Index (SDI) along with Soil
Sensitivity Index and Vegetation Sensitivity Index.

Description: Sensitivity to desertification and drought in the Mediterranean Basin. The
Sensitivity Desertification Index (SDI) is derived from three datasets (also
maps): Vegetation Sensitivity Index, Soil Sensitivity Index and Climate
Sensitivity Index.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 35.0   E: 30.0   W: -12.0
  N: 38.0   S: -10.0   E: -65.0   W: 20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean, Applied Meteorology Foundation (FMA)
Dataset Title: Climate Quality Index
Dataset Publisher: European Environment Agency
Version: 1.0
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1961-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean, European Environment Agency Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 49-228-815-2841
Fax: 49-228-815-2898
Email: acissoko at
Contact Address:
Secretariat of the United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification
Martin-Luther-King str
Province or State: Bonn
Postal Code: 853175
Country: Germany
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc View GIS GRID
Fees: No fees
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-11
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