|Title||Köppen climate classification (base climate related classification datasets)|
|Custodian||Bureau of Meteorology|
|Abstract||The grids shows the Köppen classification indicies
across Australia in the form of two-dimensional array
The classification is based on the standard 30-year period 1961-1990.
See LINEAGE below for more information.
|Search Word(s)||Gridded, spline, analyses, climatology, rainfall, classification, meteorology|
|Geographic Extent Names(s)||Australia|
|General Category||Gridded climatological data|
|General Custodian Jurisdiction||Australian Government
|Geographic Extent Polygon||Not applicable|
|Geographic Bounding Box||See below|
|North Bounding Latitude||-9.975|
|South Bounding Latitude||-44.00|
|East Bounding Longitude||154.025|
|West Bounding Longitude||112.00|
|Stored Data Format||Arc/InfoTM grids - all Australia|
|Available Format Type||ASCII grid-point, Arc/InfoTM grid 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||The classification was based on mean monthly and annual rainfall, maximum temperature and minimum temperature grids.
For more information see : Stern, H., de Hoedt, G. and Ernst, J. 1999. Objective classification of Australian climates. Aust. Met. Mag. 49 (2000) 87-96.
The base grids were generated using the ANU (Australian National University) 3-D Spline (surface fitting algorithm).
The resolution of the data is 0.025 degrees ( approximately 2.5km) - as part of the 3-D analysis process a 0.025 degree resolution digital elevation model (DEM) was used.
All input station data underwent a high degree of quality control before analysis, and conform to WMO (World Meteorological Organisation) standards for data quality.
Grid-point indices on the classification grid are as follows:
42 rainforest (monsoonal)
37 rainforest (persistently wet)
36 rainforest (monsoonal)
34 no dry season
33 distinctly dry summer
32 distinctly dry winter
31 moderately dry winter
24 hot (persistently dry)
23 hot (summer drought)
22 hot (winter drought)
21 warm (persistently dry)
15 hot (persistently dry)
14 hot (summer drought)
13 hot (winter drought)
12 warm (persistently dry)
11 warm (summer drought)
9 no dry season (hot summer)
8 moderately dry winter (hot summer)
7 distinctly dry (and hot) summer
6 no dry season (warm summer)
5 moderately dry winter (warm summer)
4 distinctly dry (and warm) summer
3 no dry season (mild summer)
2 distinctly dry (and mild) summer
1 no dry season (cool summer)
|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||Grid point data are post processed.
For more information (metadata) on observing stations please contact us.
|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||Additional information available on request (see contact above).|