Boxes Screenshots

February 19th, 2007

Boxes with linesBoxes with linesJust for stocking these pieces of masterwork anywhere… AI Boxes file is the AI file.

Cultivation Intensity

January 12th, 2007

MatthewsDifficult to find any raster data set about “Land Use Intensity” or “Agricultural Intensity”. It seems the only existing one is Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set from 1984.

The Matthews Vegetation data set comes from a global map of vegetation types, which was compiled from up to 100 existing map sources at the Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), Columbia University, in New York. It shows the predominant vegetation type (one out of 32 classes) within each one degree-square latitude/longitude grid cell. Matthews Cultivation Intensity data set is based on existing maps of vegetation and satellite imagery, and it shows the percentage of each one-degree square latitude/longitude grid cell that is under cultivation, versus the percentage of natural vegetation, including five classes.

Let me know if you are interested in it.

Coastal Water and Coastline

January 10th, 2007

Coastal WatersCoastal WatersOk, the problem with the gaps between the coastline and the coastal waters has been solved. Here is the shapefile which fits smoothly with the country template or the coastline file.

Intake Fraction, Effect Factor & Damage Factor

January 9th, 2007

Emission to DamageNice slide out of Shanna’s PPT presentation. Just a reminder for myself. You all know it well, but I need to look at it on a regular basis so I learn to know what you guys are talking about… :-)

Total Animal Density

January 8th, 2007

All AnimalsThis is the aggregated layer of total animals, summing all others like buffalos, cattle, pigs etc. up into one layer. Download here.

Source: FAO
Year: 2005
Resolution: 5?¢â??Ã?¨¬?

GEBCO – Bathymetry

January 1st, 2007

GebcoGebco – General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans – offers a finer resolution of the bathymetry as the Etopo2 at 1-minute. Here is the GRID-download.

Source: GEBCO/NASA
Date: 2003
Resolution: 1 minute

Differences in Continental Shelf

December 29th, 2006

Differences ShelfI have found, and finally managed to extract, data from a different source for the calculation of the Continental Shelf. It’s much more accurate – not only in terms of resolution but also in terms of exactness. Have a closer look by clicking on this image. The green is the “old” shelf, the blue, dotted, slightly transparent one is the “new” shelf. I guess that for the model it’s not of utmost importance to be that exact…. But let me know!

Mean Depth of Coastal Waters

December 28th, 2006

Mean DepthHere is the table which shows the mean (as well as other statistical parameters) depth for the Coastal Water Zones.

Zonal Breakdown with Area

December 27th, 2006

MollweideHere is the Zonal Breakdown Shapefile in Mollweide Projection (“equal area”), with a field for the area (in km2 and m2). Version as of 27-12-2006.

Mollweide Projection

December 27th, 2006

Mollweide ProjectionThis is the correct projection of Mollweide.