Description: Maximum month aridity index
Short Name: arid_max
Metadata contact organization: CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences
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Metadata date: 2010-07
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Type: Environmental (gridded) 0.01 degree (~1km)
Classification: Climate ⇒ Precipitation
Units: dimensionless
Data language: eng
Notes: The monthly ratio of precipitation to potential evaporation (pan, free-water surface). A numerical indicator of the degree of dryness of the climate at a given location. Adapted from the index proposed by UNEP (1992; cited in Middleton and Thomas (1997)).
Keywords: evaporation, rain, precipitation, temperature
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