Present Bioclim

Variables used to quantify the present climate and topography of units within Peninsular India and Sri Lanka. Provided data include the bioclimatic variables ('bio1' to 'bio19'), as extracted from the 'WorldClim' database (for definitions see: http://www.worldclim.org/bioclim). Further information about WorldClim at Hijmans, R.J., S.E. Cameron, J.L. Parra, P.G. Jones and A. Jarvis, 2005. Very high resolution interpolated climate surfaces for global land areas. International Journal of Climatology 25: 1965-1978. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joc.1276. The variables Altitude-MIN, Altitude-MAX, and Range are from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey.