Site data is very important when conducting analysis on extreme events and for some impact models such as rainwater harvesting. We will begin by looking at how you manage already loaded site data. CLIMsystems is striving to provide as much site data as possible from reputable sources. Having such data preloaded in the system allows you to quickly and efficiently conduct analysis and produce outputs.

Activity: Open the site data manager and search for different sites.

Open the site data manager by selecting it in the main toolbar at the top of the screen or click in the main screen and select it from the comprehensive list.

The following screen will be displayed.

Find a site: To do this click on the daily folder and then begin typing the name of the place that you believe has a site you are interested in in the dialogue box. For example, begin to type Brisbane. Watch the number of files (8601) in the brackets to the right of the folder decrease with each additional letter you type. When the number drops to a reasonable figure open the folder and choose the site you are interested in.

Try this for several sites. Clear the filter sites bar and look again. Try Adelaide or Townsville or something else.

When you find a site you are interested in click on it and note the change in the display.

It is important to note what data is contained in the file and its location. Some files will contain only one climate variable. Others may have several.

See the next item in the manual for adding new data to the system.