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Topographic and Climate Database for Africa (Version1): Australian National University

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Abstract: [Source: Fenner School for Environment and Society Home Page]

The topographic and climate database is distributed on a CD with three folders containing:

- Forty ESRI ASCII grid files of elevation (DEM) and monthly mean climate for the African continent at a spatial resolution of 0.05 degrees of longitude and latitude. The climate consists of monthly mean and annual mean values of rainfall, daily minimum temperature and daily maximum temperature, approximately covering the time period 1920 to 1980.

- Three colour images of the climate source data points and forty colour images of the ASCII grid files in device independent Adobe Acrobat.

-Documentation files.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 38.0   S: -35.0   E: 52.0   W: -18.0
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: Michael.Hutchinson at
Contact Address:
Fenner School of Environment and Society
Australian National University
Postal Code: 0200
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Hutchinson,M.F. (1988), Calculation of hydrologically sound digital elevation models, Third International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling, 117-133, International Geographical Union, Columbus
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24