A new observation and analysis tool helps tackle the climate restoration challenge

As any thinking person who is paying attention knows, the rate of climate change is faster than many expected. One result of this rapid-onset global plague is that technologies for measuring and analyzing the change—and its related phenomena—have been outstripped.

Accurate, up-to-date data are essential to climate restoration efforts. Some institutions, like the University of Maine, are doing their best to provide it.

Climate Reanalyzer is a platform for visualizing climate and weather datasets. The site is coded and maintained by Dr. Sean Birkel through support from the Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences of the University of Maine, and partial support from the National Science Foundation.

On this website, you can access climate information using interfaces for reanalysis and historical station data. Maps, timeseries, and correlation analyses can be plotted for gridded models. Station data and model timeseries can be exported in CSV format for use in spreadsheet software.

Climate is average weather, and so Climate Reanalyzer also provides access to weather forecast models. You can get a 10-day forecast timeseries for your location by using the placename search at the top-right of every page. Forecast maps from global and regional models are also available. These maps can be animated.

Climate Reanalyzer is continually being improved and expanded.

Our thanks to Peter Neill, Founder and Director of the World Ocean Observatory for bringing the Climate Reanalyzer to the attention of REVITALIZATION.

Featured image courtesy of the University of Maine.

See Climate Reanalyzer website.

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