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BILO Gridded Climate Data: Daily Climate Data for each year from 1900 to 2012


This dataset was supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and is presented here as originally supplied. Metadata was not provided and has been compiled by the Bioregional Assessment Programme based on the known details at the time of acquisition.

The BILO gridded data set contains daily fields of selected meteorological variables at 0.05 degrees resolution for the whole Australian continent, including Tasmania. It was obtained by CSIRO for use in the Australian Water Availability Project. In addition to daily data fields, some aggregates at monthly and annual intervals have been created.

The variable is daily rainfall. Current data is updated daily by automatic download from the BoM website. Periodic updates (approximately every 6 months) of the dataset include new data and reprocessed data in immediately preceding years. These different revisions are distinguished by an element in the file names "bYYMM" which gives the last two digits of the year and the two digit month corresponding to the revision delivery date. These data represent the snapshot of current data as at 14/10/2013.

This dataset has been provided to the BA Programme for use within the programme only. For copyright information go to http://www.bom.gov.au/other/copyright.shtml. Information on how to request a copy of data can be found at www.bom.gov.au/climate/data.

Dataset History

The data are a snapshot of the climate dataset known as BILO which represents the data as at 14/10/2013. CSIRO maintain a copy of the data as licenced though the Australian Water Availability Project. The BoM version is constantly updated and revised when new data are obtained, when errors in data are identified and when interpolation routines are revised. Therefore there may be difference in the values of some grid cells in the current BoM data compared to this snapshot held by CSIRO. The current BoM archive for these data are listed in the URLs below.

Data provided by BoM on disk or directly downloaded from BoM website.









Processing Steps

Data provided by BoM in Arc/Info ASCII raster format. Reformatted to binary flt and NetCDF.

Dataset Citation

Bureau of Meteorology (2013) BILO Gridded Climate Data: Daily Climate Data for each year from 1900 to 2012. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 13 March 2019, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/7aaf0621-a0e5-4b01-9333-53ebcb1f1c14.

Data and Resources

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title BILO Gridded Climate Data: Daily Climate Data for each year from 1900 to 2012
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Limited access. Requests to the Bioregional Assesment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/data
Data Status active
Update Frequency daily
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/9424c83d-a751-4f4b-b186-8279b6a8598c
Date Published 2016-03-23
Date Updated 2023-08-09
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-23 00:11:39
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((154 -45, 154 -10, 113 -10, 113 -45, 154 -45))
Jurisdiction Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program