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Compendium on methods and tools to evaluate impacts of, and vulnerability and adaptation to, climate change


FAOClim 2.0
Description

FAOClim 2.0 is a global agroclimatic database containing data from almost 32,000 stations for up to 14 observed and computed agroclimatic parameters. The database includes both long-term averages (1961-90) and time series for rainfall and temperatures. The database is linked to real-time daily meteorological data flow and allows users to browse and retrieve basic data. The user can select data by geographic area, time period and parameter and can export and visualize the information in map and graph form.

Appropriate Use The agroclimatic database is a valuable tool to analyze the variability of agroclimatic parameters and serves as a basis for risk studies. FAOClim provides a crucial resource in understanding how climate is changing and in establishing the baselines from which climate is being perturbed.
Scope Global
Key Output Agroclimatic parameters for selected regions and time periods.
Key Input User can add data for additional stations.
Ease of Use Easy to use. On-line help is available.
Training Required No
Training Available None
Computer Requirements PC Windows 98 and above.
Documentation FAOClim 2.0 Agroclimatic Database CD-ROM. Available at http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/pub/en1102_en.asp.
Applications

All applications requiring climatic data. Agricultural planning and climate risk assessment.

Contacts for Framework, Documentation, Technical Assistance

René Gommes, Michele Bernard

Environment, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division (NRC), FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153 Rome, Italy;
e-mail: rene.gommes@fao.org, michele.bernardi@fao.org.

Cost No cost
References

FAO. 2001. FAOClim 2.0. Agroclimatic Database CD-ROM + Users Manual (72 pp.) Environment and Natural Resources Working paper No. 5. Available at http://www.fao.org/nr/climpag/pub/en1102_en.asp.