Climate - Long Range Investigation, Mapping and Prediction

Project Description
The CLIMAP (Climate: Long-Range Investigation, Mapping, and
Prediction) Project was funded by the National Science
Foundation as part of the International Decade of Ocean
Exploration (IDOE). The CLIMAP Surface Configuration Data Set
was compiled by Oregon State University, and contains raw data
for certain Climatic boundary conditions during the last glacial
maximum, and for the present which were used by CLIMAP staff for
computation of albedo, reconstructions, and comparisons. Data
types include sea surface temperature, elevation, bathymetry,
vegetation, soil, relief type, and the following as percent of
grid cell: water, exposed soil, glacial ice, and vegetation.