Average Monthly Climatologies for the SWAP region
have been computed. The
region extends from 20 to 45 degrees north latitude, and 25 to 65 degrees
east longitude. The climatologies were calculated using data from 1979 through
1996 and averaging each month.
The original datasets were obtained from the
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
The dataset is from FAOclim v1.0 supplemented with data from national meteorological services in the region. The dataset includes monthly values for several parameters. Below are plots of mean temperature and precipitation
The station data were objectively analyzed using a Cressman Analysis
method. The final grids were contoured and plotted up using
NCAR Command Language (NCL).
Average Monthly Temperature (ºC) with Elevation Correction
Click here for a Temperature Loop (Large - 321kb) with
Click here for the mean annual temperature.
Click here for the annual temperature range.
Average Monthly Precipitation (mm)
Click here for a Precipitation Loop (Large - 166kb).
Click here for the mean annual precipitation.
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Last modified 15 January 2004
by Jason Evans