|Title||Three-monthly and annual rainfall variability gridded datasets.|
|Custodian||Bureau of Meteorology|
|Abstract||Three-monthly and annual rainfall variability grids.
The grids show rainfall variability indices across Australia in the form of two-dimensional array data.
The indices are based on the period 1900 to 2003.
See LINEAGE below for more information.
|Search Word(s)||Gridded, analyses, rainfall, variability, meteorology|
|Geographic Extent Names(s)||Australia|
|General Category||Gridded three-monthly and annual data|
|General Custodian Jurisdiction||Australian Government
|Geographic Extent Polygon||Not applicable|
|Geographic Bounding Box||See below|
|North Bounding Latitude||-9.875|
|South Bounding Latitude||-44.625|
|East Bounding Longitude||156.375|
|West Bounding Longitude||111.875|
|Stored Data Format||Arc/InfoTM grids - all Australia|
|Available Format Type||ASCII grid-point, Arc/InfoTMgrid Interchange (.e00),Shapefiles.|
|Access Constraint||Please note that the copyright for any data supplied by the Bureau of Meteorology is held in the Commonwealth of Australia and the purchaser shall give acknowledgement of the source in reference to the data. Apart from dealings under the Copyright Act 1968, the purchaser shall not reproduce (electronically or otherwise), modify or supply (by sale or otherwise) these data without written permission from the supplier. Please contact us (see details below) for more information.|
|Lineage||Rainfall variability was based on 104 years of monthly and annual gridded data. These gridded datasets were generated using the Barnes two-dimensional analysis. The grid point resolution of the data is 0.25 degrees (approx 25km).All available rainfall stations were used in the analyses, and the input station data underwent standard quality control. Rainfall variability was calculated using the following formula: Rainfall variability = (90th percentile - 10th percentile) / 50th percentile.|
|Positional Accuracy||The observational (station) data on which the analyses were based have an associated accuracy of the order of 0.01 degrees (approximately 1km) or better.|
|Attribute Accuracy||Not applicable|
|Logical Consistency||Not applicable|
|Completeness||No missing data|
|Contact Organisation||Bureau of Meteorology|
|Contact Position||Climate Data Services|
|Mail Address||PO BOX 1289, Melbourne 3001, Australia|
|Telephone||(03) 9669 4082|
|Facsimile||(03) 9669 4515|
|Additional Metadata||These grids are based on monthly rainfall data - additional information available on request (see contact above).|