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accuCLIM Monthly Average Climate Time Series: Accurate, high-resolution, mapped climate data for the Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area

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Title
accuCLIM Monthly Average Climate Time Series: Accurate, high-resolution, mapped climate data for the Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-04-12
Date Record Modified
2016-04-15
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
1950 to 2016
Time Period
Contemporary
Geospatial Location
  • Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Description
Descriptions
  1. Brief: A time-series of monthly average temperature maxima and minima maps from 1950 - Present. Data are mapped at 0.0025 degrees (~250 meters) spatial resolution and cover the entire extent of Queenslands Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. A large, independently collected set of weather data was used to spatially downscale AWAP daily weather layers of temperature maxima and minima to 0.0025 degree resolution as a function of key topographic and vegetation factors. These downscaled weather layers were then aggregated to form monthly average climate layers of temperature maxima and minima. For complete details of the statistical downscaling and aggregation procedure see the associated research publication at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12068
Related Publications
  1. Storlie, C.J., Phillips, B.L., VanDerWal, J.J., and Williams, S.E. (2013) Improved spatial estimates of climate predict patchier species distributions. Diversity and Distributions, 19 (9). pp. 1106-1113.
    Describes the downscale and aggregation procedure used to create accuCLIM
  2. Jones, David A., Wang, William and Fawcett, Robert (2009) High-quality spatial climate data-sets for Australia. Australian Meterological and Oceanographic Journal, 58. pp. 233-248.
    Describes the creation of AWAP weather layers, which were downscaled to create accuCLIM
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People
Creators
  1. Owned by: Mr Collin Storlie , collin.storlie@jcu.edu.au , Discipline of Zoology & Tropical Ecology, Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, eResearch Centre
Primary Contact
Dr Collin Storlie, collin.storlie@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
  1. Dr Jeremy Vanderwal , jeremy.vanderwal@jcu.edu.au
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050102 - Ecosystem Function (050102)
  2. 060208 - Terrestrial Ecology (060208)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960307 - Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Australia (excl. Social Impacts) (960307)
  2. 960203 - Weather (960203)
Keywords
  1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
  4. climate
  5. downscale
  6. high resolution
  7. time series
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
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License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
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Data Location
Online Locations
Stored At
HPRC (High Performance & Research Computing), James Cook University
Citation
Cite:
Storlie, C. (2016). accuCLIM Monthly Average Climate Time Series: Accurate, high-resolution, mapped climate data for the Australian Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. James Cook University. [Data Files] http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/570DE8C62E813
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/570DE8C62E813