I am trying to introduce the 5 degree dataset from here http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/precip/ (it is the first link). And once I introduce it to GIS to use it as a raster input to calculate zonal statistics using as feature zone the world borders (http://thematicmapping.org/downloads/world_borders.php).
My first question is how to introduce the dat data into GIS. An second, once I introduce it can I use it as a regular raster file and do zonal statistics?
Can anyone help? I use ARCGIS 10.1