Starting on June 2023,
maptools R packages entered a maintenance mode (meaning no new updates, more info at https://github.com/r-spatial/evolution). Coincidentally,
raster packages are now superseded by the more modern alternatives
terra. This means that the
meteoland classes, which are based on
sp, need to be updated to deal with these changes in the R-spatial ecosystem.
Starting with version 2.0.0 of
meteoland (February 2023) all functions, methods and classes based on or using the
rgdal package were soft-deprecated.
Since ver. 2.0.1, these functions, methods and classes were hard-deprecated, meaning they stopped working.
Since ver. 2.1.0, these functions, methods and classes have been removed from the package
With the aim to assist research of climatic impacts on forests, the R package
meteoland provides utilities to estimate daily weather variables at any position over complex terrains:
A more detailed introduction to the package functionality can be found in De Cáceres et al. (2018).
meteoland can be found at CRAN, but the version in this repository may not be the most recent one. Latest stable versions can be downloaded and installed from GitHub as follows (package
remotes should be installed first):
Alternatively, users can have help to run package functions directly as package vignettes, by forcing their inclusion in installation:
remotes::install_github("emf-creaf/meteoland", build_opts = c("--no-resave-data", "--no-manual"), build_vignettes = TRUE)
Detailed documentation on
meteoland calculation routines can be found at (https://emf-creaf.github.io/meteolandbook/index.html).
During the development of
meteoland some functions to download weather station data from several Spanish networks were originally developed. After
meteoland version 1.0.1, the user is recommended to use package meteospain, which can also be found at CRAN. Functions to download weather station data are still available in
meteoland but they have been deprecated and make internal calls to functions in package meteospain.
The two R packages are developed and maintained by the Ecosystem Modelling Facility at CREAF (Catalonia, Spain).