eMAST R-package 2.0

To support spatially distributed dynamic modelling of land surface processes, incorporating principal climate controls on plant growth and water resources, and to provide a baseline for the assessment of the impacts of projected climate change, a large number of bioclimate indices have been generated using the eMAST R-package 2.0. The bioclimatic surfaces are based on national grids of daily and monthly temperature, precipitation, radiation and vapour pressure.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN DIURNAL RANGE

Annual mean diurnal range for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN ISOTHERMALITY

Annual mean isothermality for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF COLDEST QUARTER

Annual mean precipitation of coldest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Mean temperature of coldest quarter for the Australian continent. Coldest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF DRIEST MONTH

Annual mean precipitation of driest month for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF DRIEST QUARTER

Annual mean precipitation of driest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Driest Quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF ANNUAL PRECIPITATION

Annual mean precipitation for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF ANNUAL PRECIPITATION SEASONALITY

Annual mean precipitation seasonality (coefficient of variation) for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF WETTEST QUARTER

Annual mean precipitation of wettest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Wettest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF WETTEST MONTH

Annual mean precipitation of wettest month for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Monthly rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN PRECIPITATION OF WARMEST QUARTER

Annual mean precipitation of warmest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Warmest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE

Annual mean of the annual mean temperature for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF MEAN TEMPERATURE OF COLDEST QUARTER

Annual mean temperature of coldest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Coldest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF TEMPERATURE OF DRIEST QUARTER

Annual mean temperature of driest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Driest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF WARMEST MONTH

Annual mean maximum temperature of warmest month for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0..

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF OF COLDEST MONTH

Annual mean minimum temperature of coldest month for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN TEMPERATURE ANNUAL RANGE

Annual mean temperature annual range for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF ANNUAL TEMPERATURE SEASONALITY

Annual mean of the annual temperature seasonality (standard deviation *100) for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF MEAN TEMPERATURE OF WETTEST QUARTER

Annual mean of the mean temperature of wettest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Wettest Quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL 1976-2005 MEAN OF MEAN TEMPERATURE OF WARMEST QUARTER

Annual mean of the mean temperature of warmest quarter for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Warmest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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EQUILIBRIUM EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Monthly equilibrium evapotranspiration (approximated) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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MONTHLY ARIDITY INDEX

Monthly Cramer-Prentice "Alpha" for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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NUMBER OF DAYS LESS THAN 0 DEGREES CELSIUS

Monthly number of days less than 0 degrees Celsius for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ACTUAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Monthly actual evapotranspiration (approximated) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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POTENTIAL EVAPOTRANSPIRATION

Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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GROWING DEGREE DAYS - BASELINE 0 DEGREES CELSIUS

Monthly growing degree days above 0 degrees Celsius - GDD0 for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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GROWING DEGREE DAYS - BASELINE 5 DEGREES CELSIUS

Monthly growing degree days above 5 degrees Celsius - GDD5 for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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GROWING DEGREE DAYS - BASELINE 10 DEGREES CELSIUS

Monthly growing degree days above 10 degrees Celsius - GDD10 for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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MONTHLY MOISTURE INDEX

Monthly moisture index for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION

Monthly photosynthetically active radiation for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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OVERLAND RUN-OFF

Monthly overland run-off for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL MEAN RADIATION

Annual mean radiation for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL MEAN DIURNAL RANGE

Annual mean diurnal range for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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PRECIPITATION OF DRIEST QUARTER

Precipitation of driest quarter for the Australian continent. Driest Quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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HIGHEST PERIOD RADIATION

Annual highest period radiation for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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LOWEST PERIOD RADIATION

Annual lowest period radiation for each 0.01 degree grid cell of the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL ISOTHERMALITY

Annual isothermality ((Annual Mean Diurnal Range - Temperature Annual Range) (* 100) for each 0.01 degree grid cell of the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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MEAN MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF WARMEST MONTH

Mean maximum temperature of warmest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF COLDEST MONTH

Mean minimum temperature of coldest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN ANNUAL PRECIPITATION

Mean annual precipitation for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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PRECIPITATION OF COLDEST QUARTER

Precipitation of coldest quarter for the Australian continent. Mean temperature of coldest quarter for the Australian continent. Coldest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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PRECIPITATION OF DRIEST MONTH

Precipitation of driest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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ANNUAL PRECIPITATION SEASONALITY

Annual precipitation seasonality (coefficient of variation) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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PRECIPITATION OF WARMEST QUARTER

Precipitation of warmest quarter for the Australian continent. Warmest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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RADIATION SEASONALITY

Annual radiation seasonality (coefficient of variation) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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SOIL WATER CONTENT

Annual average daily modelled scalar soil water content for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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ANNUAL MEAN TEMPERATURE

Annual mean temperature for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN TEMPERATURE OF COLDEST MONTH

Mean temperature of coldest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN TEMPERATURE OF DRIEST QUARTER

Mean temperature of driest quarter for the Australian continent. Driest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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TEMPERATURE ANNUAL RANGE

Temperature annual range for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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ANNUAL TEMPERATURE SEASONALITY

Annual temperature seasonality (standard deviation *100) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN TEMPERATURE OF WETTEST QUARTER

Mean temperature of wettest quarter for the Australian continent. Wettest Quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN TEMPERATURE OF WARMEST QUARTER

Mean temperature of warmest quarter for the Australian continent. Warmest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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ANNUAL MEAN DIURNAL RANGE

Annual mean diurnal range for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MONTHLY ISOTHERMALITY

Monthly isothermality for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MONTHLY TEMPERATURE SEASONALITY

Monthly temperature seasonality (standard deviation *100) for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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ANNUAL PRECIPITATION

Annual mean precipitation for the Australian continent for the baseline climatic average of monthly 1976-2005 data. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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PRECIPITATION OF WETTEST QUARTER

Precipitation of wettest quarter for the Australian continent. Wettest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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PRECIPITATION OF WETTEST MONTH

Precipitation of wettest month for the Australian continent. Monthly rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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RADIATION OF COLDEST QUARTER

Annual radiation of coldest quarter for the Australian continent. Coldest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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RADIATION OF DRIEST QUARTER

Annual radiation of driest quarter for the Australian continent. Driest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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RADIATION OF WETTEST QUARTER

Annual radiation of wettest quarter for the Australian continent. Wettest Quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the sum of all precipitation over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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RADIATION OF WARMEST QUARTER

Annual radiation of warmest quarter for the Australian continent. Warmest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is higher than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MEAN TEMPERATURE OF COLDEST QUARTER

Mean temperature of coldest quarter for the Australian continent. Coldest quarter is the set of 3 consecutive months for which the mean temperature over the selected period is lower than any other set of 3 consecutive months. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF WARMEST MONTH

Maximum temperature of warmest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0.

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MINIMUM TEMPERATURE OF COLDEST MONTH

Minimum temperature of coldest month for the Australian continent. Modelled using eMAST-R-Package 2.0

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ANNUAL RADIATION OF WARMEST MONTH

Annual radiation of warmest month for the Australian continent. Modelled by using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5 to fit trivariate thin plate smoothing spline functions of longitude, latitude and vertically exaggerated elevation.

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ANNUAL RADIATION OF COLDEST MONTH

Annual radiation of coldest month for the Australian continent. Modelled by using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5 to fit trivariate thin plate smoothing spline functions of longitude, latitude and vertically exaggerated elevation.

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ANNUAL RADIATION OF WETTEST MONTH

Annual radiation of wettest month for the Australian continent. Modelled by using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5 to fit trivariate thin plate smoothing spline functions of longitude, latitude and vertically exaggerated elevation.

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ANNUAL RADIATION OF DRIEST MONTH

Annual radiation of driest month for the Australian continent. Modelled by using ANUSPLIN Version 4.5 to fit trivariate thin plate smoothing spline functions of longitude, latitude and vertically exaggerated elevation.

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