Search Help
CLIVAR VACS African Climate Atlas

[ Get Data ]

Abstract: This data set consists of observed climate data on the 0.5 degree grid from the
New et al. (1999) and New et al. (2000) climatology. Rainfall data on the 2.5
x 3.75 grid is the Hulme (1994) data set. Mean and standard deviation are also

Data coverage is for:
... View entire text
Related URL
Description: Access to African climatology
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
  N: 40.0   S: -40.0   E: 55.0   W: -30.0
  N: 40.0   S: 10.0   E: 55.0   W: -20.0
  N: 25.0   S: -2.0   E: 40.0   W: -20.0
  N: 10.0   S: -20.0   E: 40.0   W: 5.0
  N: 15.0   S: -15.0   E: 53.0   W: 20.0
  N: -0.0   S: -38.0   E: 52.0   W: 10.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: CLIVAR VACS Team
Dataset Title: CLIVAR VACS African Climate Atlas
Dataset Publisher: CLIVAR
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1931-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 3.75 deg
Longitude Resolution: 3.75 deg
Temporal Resolution: monthly, seasonal
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Variability of the African Climate System, CLIVAR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +44-2380 596777
Fax: +44-2380 596204
Email: icpo at
Contact Address:
256/20 Southampton Oceanography Centre
Empress Dock
City: Southampton
Postal Code: SO14 3ZH
Country: UK
Distribution Media: online www
Fees: free
New, M. G., M. Hulme and P. D. Jones, 2000: Representing twentieth-century
space-time climate variability. Part II: Development of 1901-1996 monthly grids
of terrestrial surface climate. J. Climate, 13, 2217-2238.

New, M., M. Hulme and P. Jones, 1999: Representing twentieth-century space-time
climate variability. Part I: Development of a 1961-90 mean monthly terrestrial
climatology. J. Climate, 12, 829-856.
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23