This tool allows users to access a series of maps that display climate information across the United States covering both recent and future time periods. The mapping interface not only provides climate variables, but also variables pertinent to agricultural systems, surface hydrology, and wildfire danger. The dynamic mapping interface provides a straightforward way for scientists and decision-makers to visualize climate information.
This tool provides a map summary of seasonal climate forecasts for the next seven months for a selected location.
The source for the data used here is the downscaled NMME data from the University of Idaho. This dataset comes from bias correcting (i.e removing differences between statistics of the model data and that seen in observations) the forecast outputs from 6 models participating in the North American Multi-Model Ensemble (NMME) project ;utilizing a quantile mapping method and the historical weather dataset of gridMET/METDATA as training data.
Data from the selected location represents the average climate over a ~2.5-mile by 2.5-mile resolution grid cell.
The downscaled forecasts for individual NMME models as well as the mean forecast can be mapped. Additionally, those regions with poor skill can be masked out from the map.
This tool accesses real-time water information for any location in the contiguous US and allows assessment of extreme wet/dry conditions over different drought flavors (meteorological, hydrological, agricultural, ecological). Results for the different flavors are compared to the drought assessment of the U.S. Drought Monitor in comparing maps of the flavors or the assessments in a table. Data for the different metrics are drawn from both station data and modeled data using blends of station and satellite data.
This tool accesses real-time climate information for any location in the contiguous US and displays them on a dashboard. The real-time climate metrics are put in context with the display of 'departure from normal' and 'percentiles' from the distribution of 1981-2010 values.
This tool summarizes several climate variables over a 30-year period for any location in the contiguous US. These summaries for the historical 1981-2010 baseline are provided side-by-side with projected changes derived from an ensemble of downscaled climate scenarios to provide a quick look at climate summaries specific to a chosen location over the 21st century.
This tool tracks historical (1979-present) variability in climate for a selected location. Users can choose from a number of climate variables summarized at the monthly, seasonal, or annual timescales and create both plots and acquire the resultant data.
This tool provides a graphical summary of annual summaries from future climate projections from 20 global climate models and 2 future emission scenarios for a selected location.
The source for the data used here is the MACAv2-METDATA climate data from the University of Idaho. This dataset comes from the statistical downscaling (using the MACA approach) of 20 global climate model outputs from phase 5 of the Coupled Model Inter-Comparison Project (CMIP5) utilizing the historical weather dataset of gridMET/METDATA as training data. The data shown here is the high future emission scenario of RCP8.5.
This tool visualizes projected monthly streamflows compared to historical streamflows at select locations along streams in the Western US. Users can choose to look at streamflows under different future greenhouse gas scenarios for a fixed future time period or at streamflows over different future time periods and emission scenarios.