| Environment and Natural Resources, Working paper No. 20 (CD-ROM) | October 2005 |
The New_locClim (an abbreviation for “Local Climate”), a software
program and database, provides estimates of average climatic conditions
at locations for which no observations are available. The programme can
(a) create climatic maps, (b) extract data in various formats from
the database for further processing and (c) display graphs showing the
annual cycle of monthly climate and the crop calendar.
The user can select between any of several interpolation methods and
apply standard corrections, such as altitude corrections. The programme
includes the current updated version of the FAOCLIM database of almost
30,000 stations worldwide, but users can also process their own data.
This program supercedes FAOCLIM 2.0 and the earlier LocClim 1.0.
Concepts of probability and risk of frost damage are reviewed, and
information is provided to help readers make economic decisions about
frost protection. Computer application programs (in Microsoft Excel)
are included in the CD-ROM to help simplify complex calculations;
sample calculations are presented in the text.
(available in English only).
Click here to download the software.
For more information, contact:
Please note that there is also a java-based web version of LocClim