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Table 2 List of the datasets used in this study and the transformations carried out and applied to modelling purposes

From: Assessing the effects of variables and background selection on the capture of the tick climate niche

Set Which variables Resolution Time Covariates
MODIS LST and NDVI 0.05° and 0.1° 2000–2011 Monthly values: 24 variables
MODIS LST and NDVI 0.05° and 0.1° 2000–2011 Principal components of the monthly datasets: 6 variables
MODIS LST and NDVI 0.05° and 0.1° 2000–2011 Coefficients of harmonic regression of monthly values: 8 variables
WorldClim Temperature and rainfall 10´ 1960–1999 Monthly values: 24 variables
WorldClim Temperature and rainfall 10´ 1960–1999 Transformation of monthly values into “Bio variables”: 19 variables
CliMond Temperature and relative humidity 10´ 1960–1999 Monthly values: 24 variables
CliMond Temperature and saturation deficit 10´ 1960–1999 Monthly values: 24 variables
  1. The basic set of data included the MODIS series of monthly values of Land Surface Temperature (LST) and Normalized Derived Vegetation Index (NDVI), as well as the interpolated gridded monthly climate data of temperature and rainfall or temperature, rainfall, and water saturation deficit.