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Climate Quality Index
Entry ID: EEA_CLIMATE_INDEX_1.0


Summary
Abstract: Structural analysis 1961-1990. Climate data in DISMED will be based on the
aridity index, which requires a harmonized way of computing evapotransipration,
that at present differs among countries. In this respect FMA will be in charge
of defining the most suitable algorithm(s) concerning evapotranspiration and
the correct time frame, which depends on the available data and on the
methodological approach adopted.

Data Source:

Coast Layer : - ESRI Digital Chart of the World 1:1M Digital Elevation Model :
- USGS/EDC GTOPO 30 Rainfall data : - FAOCLIM 2 database (version 2.01) - IPCC
CRU Global Climate Dataset 0.5 degrees 1961-90 Mean Montly Climatology
Temperature data : - FAOCLIM 2 database (version 2.01) Penman values : -
FAOCLIM 2 database (version 2.01) - Portuguese Meteorological Institute (for
Portugal only)

[Summary provided by the European Environment Agency.]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Climate Sensitivity Index for the Mediterranean Basin. The Climate Sensitivity
Index is a part of the Sensitivity Desertification Index (SDI) along with Soil
Sensitivity Index and Vegetation Sensitivity Index.


Link: View Related Information
Description: Sensitivity to desertification and drought in the Mediterranean Basin. The
Sensitivity Desertification Index (SDI) is derived from three datasets (also
maps): Vegetation Sensitivity Index, Soil Sensitivity Index and Climate
Sensitivity Index.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 72.0 S: 35.0  E: 30.0  W: -12.0
 N: 38.0 S: -10.0  E: -65.0  W: 20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean, Applied Meteorology Foundation (FMA)
Dataset Title: Climate Quality Index
Dataset Publisher: European Environment Agency
Version: 1.0
Online Resource: http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/climate-quality-inde...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1961-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA > NORTHERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > ASIA > WESTERN ASIA > MIDDLE EAST
CONTINENT > EUROPE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROCESSES >EVAPOTRANSPIRATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT >RAINFALL AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >ANTHROPOGENIC/HUMAN INFLUENCED ECOSYSTEMS >AGRICULTURAL LANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL >BEACHES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS >COASTAL >DUNES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >DESERTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS >MONTANE GRASSLAND    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >KARST LANDSCAPE    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION >DESERTIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >SURFACE ROUGHNESS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHIC EFFECTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]


Keywords
GIS
Climate
Aridity
Geographic Regions


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Desertification Information System for the Mediterranean, European Environment Agency    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://dismed.eionet.eu.int/

Data Center Personnel
Name: AHMED CISSOKO
Phone: 49-228-815-2841
Fax: 49-228-815-2898
Email: acissoko at unccd.int
Contact Address:
Secretariat of the United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification
Martin-Luther-King str
Province or State: Bonn
Postal Code: 853175
Country: Germany



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online
Distribution_Format: Arc View GIS GRID
Fees: No fees


Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


GIAMPIERO MARACCHI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 39-055-301504
Fax: 39-055-308910
Email: maracchi at ibimet.cnr.it
Contact Address:
Via Caproni n. 8
City: Florence
Postal Code: 50145
Country: Italy


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-08-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-26



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