CLIMWAT, A Climatic Database

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Water Resources, Development and Management Service
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: CLIMWAT, A Climatic Database
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: database
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Rome, Italy
Publisher: Water Resources, Development and Management Service, FAO
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.fao.org/nr/water/infores_databases_climwat.html
Description:
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. [Summary provided by the FAO.]
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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.htm"
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > CROP/PLANT YIELDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION > REFERENCE EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > MEAN DAILY RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT > EFFECTIVE RAINFALL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > AGRICULTURAL LANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > IRRIGATION
Theme_Keyword: Climatic Database
Theme_Keyword: Crop Water Requirements
Theme_Keyword: Irrigation Supply
Theme_Keyword: Irrigation Scheduling
Theme_Keyword: Nbii
Theme_Keyword: Bdp
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: Rainfed Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ECONOMY
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:
none
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RENE GOMMES
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: The Coordinator
Address: Agrometeorological Group
Address: Research and Technology Development Division
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +(39) 06 57055541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (39-06) 57056275
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Rene.Gommes@fao.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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 separately obtained by downloading in WP5 format from the FAO-FTP server. Information on the missing data procedure are included in a recent article presented at the ASAE International Conference on Evapotranspiration and Irrigation Scheduling in San Antonio, USA in November 1996 and can be obtained from the FAO-FTP server.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UN/FAO/AGL/WRMDS > Water Resources, Management and Development Service, Land and Water Development Division,Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
Contact_Person: GIOVANNI MUNOZ
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Water Development Officer
Address: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Address: Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
City: Rome
Postal_Code: 00100
Country: ITALY
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +(39) 06 57055541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (39-06) 57056275
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Giovanni.Munoz@fao.org
Resource_Description: climwat
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/ag/agl/aglw/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.fao.org/nr/water/infores_databases_clim...
Access_Instructions:
Download the climatic databases from this page.
Fees: $35.00
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20011130
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
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: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@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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