Published July 26, 2018 | Version 1.0.0
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Pyrenean Digital Climate Atlas (PDCA)

  • 1. CREAF
  • 2. GRUMETS Research Group - Dep. Biologia Animal, Vegetal i Ecologia, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • 3. CREAF - CSIC


Digital long-term topoclimate maps of the Pyrenees for the period 1950-2012 are elaborated by integrating meteorological station data, high-quality terrain information (altitude, latitude, distance to the sea and solar potential radiation) and multivariate geostatistical modelling in a Geographical Information System (GIS). The cartographic dataset, in monthly, seasonal and annual temporal resolutions, consists of: 1) climate maps of the air mean temperature (minimum, mean and maximum) and precipitation 2) maps of potential evapotranspiration (PET) and water availability, based on Thornthwaite and derived from the temperature and precipitation layers 3) map of the growing degree-days (GDD), with a monthly approach 4) maps of potential solar radiation. The Atlas is available in GeoTIFF format and metadata are provided in XML standard format (ISO 19139). The methodological details and related information are described in Batalla M, Ninyerola M, Catalan J [Geosci. Data J. 5 (2018)].


This work was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment through the CULPA project (998/2013) in the National Parks programme, and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the ACAPI (CGL2015-69888-P MINECO/FEDER) and LACUS (CGL2013-45348-P) projects. The authors are grateful to AEMET, SMC and Météo-France for the meteorological data and to NASA and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for the ASTER GDEM V2 product.


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10.1002/gdj3.52 (DOI)