Dataset Documentation

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This page I hope will become a resource for 1) Recording the existence of publically available data we may find useful, 2) Downloading it, and 3) Parsing the data in various languages, avoiding some terrible mistakes on the way. I have a backlog of datasets to document - they'll get added here in the due course of updating them, which is sometimes triggered by someone asking me to do so. So please do.

Demography

Population Density

Name Geography Spatial resolution Longitude Range Latitude Range Timepoint
Landscan Global 1/120º x 1/120º -180..+180 -90..+90 Yearly updates since 2003

Weather and Climate

Precipitation

Name Description Temporal resolution Start End Geography Spatial resolution Longitude Range Latitude Range
CMorph ds502.0 Rainfall 3-hourly 2002/12/07 present Global 0.25º x 0.25º -180..+180 -60..+60
RFE2 Rainfall daily 2000/10/30 present Africa 0.1º x 0.1º -20..+55 -40..+40
ERA40 Interim - LSP Large Scale Precipitation 6-hourly or higher (modelled) 1979 present Global 0.75º x 0.75º -180..+180 -90..+90

Temperature

Name Description Temporal resolution Start End Geography Spatial resolution Longitude Range Latitude Range
ERA40 Interim - 2T Air temperature at 2m 6-hourly or higher (modelled) 1979 present Global 0.75º x 0.75º -180..+180 -90..+90
MODIS - Ground Temperature 8-day, (Day and Night) 2000 present Global