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FAO Local Climate Estimator software and global climate database
 

21 September 2006

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Dear colleagues,

Approximately 1 year ago the New_LocClim, version 1 of the FAO Local Climate Estimator software and global climate database was published.

The software provides estimates of average climatic conditions for any location on land, including the 30000 stations of the FAO climatic database. Using a variety of user-controlled interpolation techniques, the programme can create climatic maps using FAO or user-provided data, and provide derived location-specific climate information such as Köppen classes, growing season characteristics, and many others.

We would like to inform you that a version 1.10 of the LocClim (version 1.10) is now available and includes numerous improvements. Among others, a large list of cities/towns has been added for users not familiar with geographic coordinates.

The programme can be downloaded from the following site:
ftp://ext-ftp.fao.org/SD/SDR/Agromet/New_LocClim/

The Web_LocClim offers interoperability transactions: other servers can directly query the LocClim service to get climate data that they can process for their own purposes: www.fao.org/sd/locclim/srv/en/locclim.home

See additional information on FAO climate-products and tools: www.fao.org/sd/dim_en3/en3_051002_en.htm

For additional information or specific queries, please email juergen.grieser@fao.org. For a CD version of the programme, kindly contact agromet@fao.org.

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