This data is used for geographic masking by
WorldMask is a list with two components:
info is an (
284 rows by
10 columns) matrix. The rows are for
areas or countries while the columns are for codes required by
mask is an (
3601 rows by
1801 columns) matrix with integer
284 for the areas defined in
This data is used internally by
geogMask function for geographic masking
HiClimR package. The user is adviced to refer to the function manual for more
details. The world mask is available in
0.1 degree (
10 km) resolution. The
info data provides information for continents, regions, and country codes).
The data are based on the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) Large Scale International Boundaries (LSIB) dataset.
Hamada S. Badr, Zaitchik, B. F. and Dezfuli, A. K. (2015): A Tool for Hierarchical Climate Regionalization, Earth Science Informatics, 1-10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12145-015-0221-7.
Hamada S. Badr, Zaitchik, B. F. and Dezfuli, A. K. (2014): Hierarchical Climate Regionalization, CRAN, http://cran.r-project.org/package=HiClimR.
LSIB Data: https://hiu.state.gov/data/.
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