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Agroclimate Zones for Idaho
Idaho State Climate Services

Multivariate statistical analysis and geographic information systems were used to delineate homogeneous agroclimate zones for Idaho for the purpose of applying successful dryland agricultural research practices and management decisions throughout these areas of relative climatic uniformity. Data used to produce the classification are from the Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM), developed at Oregon State University. PRISM has produced gridded estimates of mean monthly and annual climatic parameters from point data and a digital elevation model (DEM). Principal components analysis was performed on fifty-five variables including various temperature and precipitation parameters, the number of growing-degree days, the mean annual number of freeze-free days, the mean annual day of first freeze in the fall, and the mean annual day of last freeze in the spring. Cluster analysis was used to identify sixteen agroclimate zones each having similar climatic conditions regardless of its spatial location. As a result, successful dryland agricultural practices and management decisions that are based on new technologies and developed for one part of the state may potentially be applied to other parts of the state that fall within the same agroclimate zone.

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ESRI GRID File Download
ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (HTML)
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OGC WMS GetCapabilities File
OGC WCS GetCapabilities File
OGC KML Network Link [View in Google Earth]
ESRI Map Service REST Endpoint (JSON)
ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (JSON)
ESRI Map Service SOAP Endpoint (WSDL)
Daily Climatological Data for Idaho
Idaho State Climate Services

Daily climatological data from National Weather Service (NWS) stations for Idaho from July 1892 - May 2008. For information on how these data were collected please see the NWS Cooperative Observer Program: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/coop/what-is-coop.html.

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Microsoft Access Database (.mdb)
Downscaled Climate Model Climate Toolbox
Idaho EPSCoR Office

Geoprocessing services that produce raster data products from downscaled climate data. The current tools operate on ArcGIS 10.0. The tools are currently being updated for ArcGIS Server 10.1.

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ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 ArcToolbox Toolbox
Koppen Climate Classification for the Conterminous United States
Idaho State Climate Services

The Koppen Climate Classification grid coverages were produced using gridded estimates of precipitation, temperature, and elevation from the PRISM (Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model). The model was developed at Oregon State University and information about the gridded ASCII data sets can be obtained from: http://www.ocs.orst.edu/prism/.

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ESRI GRID File Download
ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (HTML)
ESRI Layer File (.lyr) [View in ArcMap]
OGC WMS GetCapabilities File
OGC WCS GetCapabilities File
OGC KML Network Link [View in Google Earth]
ESRI Map Service REST Endpoint (JSON)
ESRI Map Service Layer REST Endpoint (JSON)
ESRI Map Service SOAP Endpoint (WSDL)
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones of Idaho
Idaho Geospatial Data Clearinghouse

This data set portrays U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant hardiness zones of Idaho. Plant hardiness zones indicate the approximate planting times for various plants by temperature zones. The exact way in which this data set was created is unknown. The file is thought to have originated at The Central National Technology Support Center (CNTSC) for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is located in Fort Worth, TX. Steve Nechero, 817-509-3366 or Larry Davis, 817-509-3378 may have more information. Mr. Nechero was pretty confident that it had been copied from the print version. The original map maker, Mr. M. Kramer (kramer@mesamity.com) stated that the map was prepared in 22 or 26 plates and then pieced together. He assumes that a "heads-up" digitizing was done from a JPG version of the plate.

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Weather Stations for Idaho
Idaho State Climate Services

This data set reflects National Weather Service (NWS) and National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) stations for the state of Idaho. There are 213 stations in this data set and these are the stations used to compile the mean annual precipitation map for Idaho which was created by Myron Molnau.

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