The Africa Rain Measuring Stations data set, for monthly rainfall is
part of the UNEP/ILRAD, now ILRI East Coast Fever (ECF) Database
project. The point data was reformatted (Miller, scale 1:5 000 000)
from CIAT tabular data based on 12 average monthly rainfall,
evaporation, and minimum/maximum temperature. The data was used in
the calculation of interpolated surfaces for rainfall and ... temperature
distribution as the basis for modeling of climatic stress factors that
constrain the distribution of ticks that transfer ECF.
The file is in Arc/Info Export format.
The RAINSTNS point data represents rainfall measuring stations (12
average monthly) should go with file DATREAD.ME
P. Lessard, R. L'Eppattenier, R.A. Norval, B.D. Perry, T.T. Dolan,
K. Kundert, H. Croze, J.B. Walker, A.D. Irvin. Geographic Information
System for studying the Epidemiology of East Coast Fever (Theileria
K. Kundert. Isolating East Coast Fever High risk Areas (1989).
Arc/Info European User Conference, Rome, October 1989.
CSIRO. Users guide to CLIMEX, A computer program for comparing
climates in ecology. CSIRO Aust. Div Rep No.35, pp.-29
Source : CIAT tabular data
Publication Date :Jan 1989
Format :Arc/Info Export non-compressed
"Related Data sets :East Coast Fever (100057-002-/66-002): ECFMAP,
TICKSUIT, BUFFALO2, CATTLE, CATTYP, BUFCAT2, RAPOLY, RAPNTS, RDPNTS,
RNPNTS and RZPNTS.
Comment : No boundary (outline) for Africa