Weather and climate mapping are applied far beyond evening news broadcasts. Businesses, government agencies, and individuals rely on weather data and information products to drive economic growth, protect lives and property, and support decision-making. Meteorologists, climatologists, and GIS practitioners are increasingly integrating weather and climate data into their GIS workflows, combining them with other data to advance atmospheric science research; analyze the impact to populations, infrastructure, and ecosystems; and build myriads of apps enabling adaptation to climate change.
US Climate Resilience Toolkit
Use the Climate Explorer for multiscale exploration of various layers, swipe tools, charts, 6-km grids for the US, options for county-level aggregation, and much more.Access the Climate Explorer
The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) at NASA Langley Research Center leverages GIS for the processing, archival, and distribution of NASA solid earth science data in the areas of radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric composition.
NOAA National Weather Service
Esri supports a variety of enterprise GIS operations within NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS), as well as the multiagency National Ice Center (NIC), the US Navy, and the US Coast Guard. The NIC's Satellite Image Processing and Analysis System, guided by ArcGIS sea ice and iceberg maps, helps ensure safe navigation in polar regions for ships operating near, through, and beneath sea ice.
For many years, the NCAR GIS program has fostered interdisciplinary science, spatial data interoperability, and knowledge sharing using GIS. The program provides training and supports both new and specialist users of GIS for atmospheric research, as well as addressing broader issues of climate change adaption, public health, and safety.
NASA Disasters Program
We are pleased to be working with this program on a couple of fronts, for example in support of their first public visualization of aerosol data. NASA’s Terra satellite passed over Australian bushfires on 12/16/19 and captured one of the most impressive smoke plume data sets ever seen. See also their Australian Fires story map in Maps and Apps.
Book: Mapping Weather and Climate with GIS
Mapping and Modeling Weather and Climate with GIS, an edited volume from Esri Press, features conceptual and practical essays by leading climatologists, meteorologists, and other experts on how GIS and analysis contribute to the advancement of atmospheric science.
Making weather and climate data work for you
This webinar focused on transforming weather and climate data into actionable information, especially for weather and climate scientists working in governments, research institutes, and the private sector, to mitigate risk and plan ahead for disasters.
Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate Forum
Both the atmosphere and ocean are essentially fluids. Hence, in 2019, the Esri Ocean GIS Forum transitions permanently to the Esri Ocean and Atmospheric GIS Forum to welcome this new community. A subset of Plenary Sessions and papers will focus on air-sea interactions, NOAA's nowCOAST, and disaster planning and response.
Blog posts: Climate and data science
Don't miss these detailed, informative, and insightful blog posts from Kevin Butler, writing on the intersection of climatology with spatiotemporal analytics and machine learning.