Data for current conditions (~1950-2000)



If you need the highest resolution (30 arc-seconds (~1 km)) then you can download by tile.

If you want global grids, choose the generic or the ESRI format and the resolution and variables you want.

See the Methods page for more info on how these data were generated, and this page for info on details about the data (such as units).


Generic grids

These grids (raster data) can be imported into most GIS applications.

30 seconds resolution
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim 1-9 & 10-18 --- Altitude

2.5 arc-minutes resolution
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude

5 arc-minutes resolution
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude

10 arc-minutes
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude


ESRI grids
These grids can be used in ArcMap, ArcInfo ("workstation", with the GRID module) and ArcView (with the Spatial Analyst extension).

30 arc-seconds (~1 km)
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude

2.5 arc-minutes
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude

5 arc-minutes
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude

10 arc-minutes
Min. Temperature --- Max. Temperature --- Mean Temperature --- Precipitation --- Bioclim --- Altitude



This dataset is freely available for academic and other non-commercial use. Redistribution, or commercial use, is not allowed without prior permission.