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e-MAST Data Products

The TERN e-MAST facility provides modelled climate and land surface data derived from surface observations. Our national network of experts has developed each of these data products. The models, methodologies and data provided on this page have developed specifically for the benefit of the Australian ecosystem science and natural resource management communities.

 

 

Product Details

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Description 

Climate, Bioclimate and modelled Land Surface Variables
 

Metadata

Information on the provenance, availability and licensing of the data
 

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Visualisation

Examples of the data
 

 

Climate

National grids of daily and monthly Temperature, Precipitation, Radiation and Vapour Pressure

To support spatially distributed dynamic modelling of land surface processes, incorporating principal climate controls on plant growth and water resources, and to provide a baseline for the assessment of the impacts of projected climate change.

 

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available December, 2013
 

 >> Click for the complete list of available Climate data products <<

Digital elevation model

Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to support modelling of surface climate and related earth surface processes for the Australian continent. Used in ANUCLIMATE and ANUCLIM for generating the Climate and Bioclimatic surfaces. Derived from the GEODATA 9 Second DEM version 3.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
 

Available December, 2013

Daily minimum temperature

Miniumum daily temperature for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and to determine critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available December, 2013

Daily maximum temperature

Maximum daily temperature for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature to regulate rates of plant growth and to determine critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available December, 2013

Daily mean daily vapour pressure

Mean daily vapour pressure for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily vapour pressure is used to regulate evaporation rates and water need and use.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available December, 2013

Daily total precipitation

Daily total accumulated precipitation for Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available December, 2013

Monthly class A pan evaporation

Monthly total class A pan evaporation for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Class A pan evaporation is useful for estimating evaporation rates and water need and use.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Wet days per month

The number of days with precipitation above 0.2 mm m-2 for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Wet days per month is useful for estimating evaporation rates and water need and use.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly daily minimum temperature

Minimum daily temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and to determine critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly daily maximum temperature

Maximum daily temperature of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily temperature regulates rates of plant growth and to determine critical conditions such as frost on flowering and fruiting.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly daily average vapour pressure

Monthly mean daily vapour pressure of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Daily vapour pressure is used to regulate evaporation rates and water need and use.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly daily incident solar radiation

Monthly mean daily incident solar radiation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly solar radiation to regulate rates of plant growth.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly total precipitation

Monthly total accumulated precipitation of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. Monthly rainfall totals are useful for estimation of soil moisture for plant growth and surface runoff via soil water balance modelling.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013
Monthly runoff

Monthly total accumulated runoff of each month, for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. monthly surface runoff based on a simple monthly water balance model incorporating rainfall, pan evaporation and national soil data

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIMATE 1.0
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available December, 2013

Bioclimate

Derived from e-MAST climate surfaces to provide more biologically meaninful summary representing annual trends.

To model spatial distributions of plants and animals, make long term estimates of land surface processes for assessment of agriculture and biodiversity and to provide a baseline for the assessment of the impacts of projected climate change.

Custodians: Hutchinson; Evans
Institutions: Australian National University; Macquarie University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1 and the R-Package emast

Available January, 2014
 

 >> Click for the complete list of available Bioclimate data products <<

Annual mean temperature

Annual mean temperature for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Annual mean diurnal range

Annual mean diurnal range for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Monthly mean diurnal range

Monthly mean diurnal range for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Diurnal temperature range

Diurnal temperature range for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Isothermality  (Annual mean diurnal range - Temperature annual range) (* 100)

Annual Isothermality for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Temperature seasonality (standard deviation *100)

Temperature seasonality (standard deviation *100) for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Max temperature of warmest month

Max temperature of warmest month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Min temperature of coldest month

Min temperature of coldest month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Temperature annual range

Temperature annual range for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of wettest quarter

Mean temperature of wettest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of driest quarter

Mean temperature of driest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of warmest quarter

Mean temperature of warmest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of coldest quarter

Mean temperature of coldest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Annual precipitation

Annual precipitation for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of wettest month

Precipitation of wettest month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of Driest Month

Precipitation of Driest Month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation seasonality (coefficient of variation)

Precipitation seasonality (coefficient of variation) for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of wettest quarter

Precipitation of wettest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of driest quarter

Precipitation of driest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of warmest quarter

Precipitation of warmest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Precipitation of coldest quarter

Precipitation of coldest quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Annual Mean Radiation 

Annual Mean Radiation for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Highest Period Radiation 

Annual Highest Period Radiation for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Lowest Period Radiation 

Annual Lowest Period Radiation for each 0.01 degree grid cell of the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Radiation Seasonality (Coefficient of Variation) 

Annual Radiation Seasonality (Coefficient of Variation) for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Radiation of Wettest Quarter 

Annual Radiation of Wettest Quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Radiation of Driest Quarter 

Annual Radiation of Driest Quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Radiation of Warmest Quarter 

Annual Radiation of Warmest Quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Radiation of Coldest Quarter 

Annual Radiation of Coldest Quarter for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Prof. Michael Hutchinson 
Institution: Australian National University
Model: ANUCLIM 6.1
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of the coldest month

Annual Mean temperature of the coldest month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Mean temperature of the warmest month

Annual Mean temperature of the warmest month for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Growing Degree Days - GDD0

Annual Growing Degree Days - GDD0 for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Growing Degree Days - GDD5

Annual Growing Degree Days - GDD5 for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Growing Degree Days - GDD10

Annual Growing Degree Days - GDD10 for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Potential Evapotranspiration

Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Moisture Index

Monthly Moisture Index for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Cramer-Prentice "Alpha" : α

Monthly Cramer-Prentice "Alpha" : α for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Seasonality

Annual seasonality for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Timingsin

Annual Timingsin for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package emast
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available January, 2014

Land Surface - Data Assimilation

Assimilated land surface variables drived from national gridded climatologies and observations.

Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 

Available March, 2014

 >> Click for the complete list of available Land Surface - DA data products <<

AMSR-E soil moisture

AMSR-E soil moisture for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

ASCAT soil moisture

ASCAT soil moisture for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Top-layer soil moisture

Top-layer soil moisture for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Shallow soil moisture

Shallow soil moisture for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Deep soil moisture

Deep soil moisture for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Canopy conductance

Canopy conductance for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Gross Primary Production (DA)

Gross Primary Production (DA) for the Australian continent. Custodian: Luigi Renzullo
Institution: CSIRO
Model: TBC
Resolution: TBC 
Available March, 2014

Gross Primary Production (ePiSaT)

Gross Primary Production (ePiSaT) for the Australian continent. Constrained using OzFlux observations, Australian Water Availability Project, Bureau of Meteorology and MODIS fAPAR data. Custodian: Bradley Evans
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: R-Package ePiSaT
Resolution: 0.05 degrees
Available March, 2014

Plant Traits

Spatially extrapolated estimates of plant traits using data from TERN's Multi Scale Plot Network and other sources.

The SOLO model uses an Artificial Neural Network to link disparate point observations and climate generate national maps of the plant traints.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

 >> Click for the complete list of available Plant Trait data products <<

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf area

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf area for the Australian continent. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf dry mass

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf dry mass for the Australian continent. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

Leaf phosphorus content per leaf area

Leaf phosphorus content per leaf area for the Australian. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

Leaf phosphorus content per leaf dry mass

Leaf phosphorus content per leaf dry mass for the Australian continent. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

Specific leaf area

Specific leaf area for the Australian continent. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

Leaf area

Leaf area for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Maximum plant height

Maximum plant height for the Australian continent. 

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf delta 15N

Leaf delta 15N for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis per leaf area

Photosynthesis per leaf area for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis per leaf dry mass

Photosynthesis per leaf dry mass for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf stomatal conductance

Leaf stomatal conductance for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf delta 13C

Leaf delta 13C for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis carboxylation capacity (Vcmax)

Photosynthesis carboxylation capacity (Vcmax) for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis electron transport capacity (Jmax)

Photosynthesis electron transport capacity (Jmax) for the Australian continent.

Custodian: Rhys Whitley
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014

Land Surface - Machine Learning

The Forest Biomass Assimilation Allocation and Respiration (FöBAAR) model 

FöBAAR uses model-data fusion techniques to constrain model parameters or states, evaluate competing model structures or process representations, and scale upwards in space or time, while simultaneously accounting for, and propagating, different sources of uncertainty.

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees

Available March, 2014

 >> Click for the complete list of available Land Surface - ML data products <<
Canopy conductance

Canopy conductance for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Evapotranspiration

Evapotranspiration for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Gross Primary Production

Gross Primary Production for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf nitrogen content per leaf area

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf area for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf nitrogen content per leaf dry mass

Leaf nitrogen content per leaf dry mass for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Specific leaf area

Specific leaf area for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf area index

Leaf area index for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Plant height

Plant height for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis per leaf area

Photosynthesis per leaf area for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Leaf stomatal conductance

Leaf stomatal conductance for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis carboxylation capacity (Vcmax)

Photosynthesis carboxylation capacity (Vcmax) for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014
Photosynthesis electron transport capacity (Jmax)

Photosynthesis electron transport capacity (Jmax) for the Australian continent between 1970-2012. 

Custodian: Trevor Keenan
Institution: Macquarie University
Model: SOLO
Resolution: 0.01 degrees
Available March, 2014