World Water and Climate Atlas

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Originator: International Water Management Institute
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Title: World Water and Climate Atlas
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Publication_Place: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Publisher: International Water Management Institute
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Online_Linkage: http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/atlas.htm
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Introduction IWMI's World Water and Climate Atlas is a growing collection of data products and analytical tools focused on climate and water resources. IWMI has assembled these data and tools in a standardized format that can be quickly and easily analyzed using the accompanying software package, the Synthesizer. Examples of what can be done with the Atlas include: identify areas suitable for rainfed agriculture, provide inputs for hydrologic modeling of river basins, extract climate inputs for crop modeling, and help project water supply and demand globally, nationally, and by river basins. This document is a companion to a power-point slide show: "http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/AtlasExam.htm" Applications A number of specific applications will be possible using the Atlas. For example, information from the Atlas can help to generate synthetic streamflow estimates for selected watersheds. The outputs of the analysis could improve project planning and design through improved estimates of development potential, and help estimate the extent to which annual flows can be developed for alternative uses. Other studies could include the exploration of the impact of climate change on irrigated areas, or investigating salinization. Software Summary The system is written for Windows 95/98. System resource requirements are based upon the data the user will be working with. We suggest a minimum of 32Mb of RAM (more memory improves performance) and 150Mb of available hard-disk space for the basic system. Data products range from a few megabytes to several gigabytes in size and are available on the web and CD-ROM. At present, large data products are only available on CD-ROM. Queries and Suggestions IWMI will be pleased to answer questions concerning the overall Atlas and the Synthesizer. Please send email to IWMI (i.makin@cgiar.org). Questions concerning specific grids, other than those directly produced by IWMI, must be addressed to the original source (as shown in the IWMI web page). IWMI encourages contributions of data and suggestions for further improvement of the Atlas and the Synthesizer. More information about downloading and ordering this software and data may be obtained from the World Water and Climate Atlas Home Page. Link to: "http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/atlas.htm" [Summary Adapted from the IWMI Home page]
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Beginning_Date: 19610101
Ending_Date: 19901231
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROPPING SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION > PENMAN-MONTIETH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SUNSHINE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MAPS
Theme_Keyword: WWCA > WORLD WATER AND CLIMATE ATLAS
Theme_Keyword: Cd
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Climate Atlas
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: Rainfed Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: Food Security
Theme_Keyword: Food Planning
Theme_Keyword: Penman-montieth Reference Evapotranspiration Rates
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
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Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 10 arc min
Longitude_Resolution: 10 arc min
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CGIAR/IWMI > International Water Management Institute, Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
Contact_Person: JEFFREY L. BROWN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: International Water Management Institute
Address: P.O. Box: 2075
City: Colombo
Country: Sri Lanka
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: i.makin@cgiar.org
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jbrown@iwmi.org
Resource_Description: WATER_CLIM_ATLAS
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http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org/WAtlas/atlas.htm
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Access to Atlas data, information and download instructions
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-602-3890
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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