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Bioclimatic Predictors for Supporting Ecological Applications in the Conterminous United States

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Abstract: The data in this data series represent a set of multi-band rasters, each containing 20 bioclimatic variables for the continental United States for the years 1980 - 2009. Staff at the U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center developed these raster layers using 2-km time series data created by Climate Source, Inc. and Spatial Climate Analysis Service (SCAS) at Oregon State University. The original climate data for these rasters came from multiple climate station point measurements. Using these station measurements, Climate Source/SCAS produced interpolated climate grids which became the inputs in the algorithm used by the USGS to derive the bioclimatic variables. The values within each raster band were produced using [...]

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The data are appropriate for research and analysis requiring information about temperature, precipitation, and general seasonal weather metrics for the given time period.


  • Fort Collins Science Center (FORT)


<p style="margin-left:.5in;"> <em>Publisher:</em> U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins Science Center (FORT),</p> <p style="margin-left:.5in;"> <em>Publication_Place:</em> Fort Collins, CO, USA</p>

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