rpaleoclim: R Interface for the PaleoClim Paleoclimate Database

PaleoClim http://paleoclim.org is a database of free, high resolution paleoclimate surfaces covering the whole globe. It includes the standard bioclimatic variables commonly used in ecological modelling, downscaled from the HadCM3 general circulation model for key time periods, at up to 2.5 minute spatial resolution. This package provides a simple interface for downloading PaleoClim data in R, with support for spatial queries and caching.