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.
GIS for Climate hub
The GIS for Climate hub provides access to a variety of resources such as climate data, visualizations, ArcGIS lessons, examples, and applications to get you started in climate analysis or help develop more advanced workflows.
Supporting the Biden-Harris climate team
Through partnerships and open data sharing with authoritative federal sources, Esri provides predictive analysis data on various weather-related risks, as well as live feeds of incidents. With this information, organizations can plan for these extreme events and monitor and react to them in real time.
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.
DTN develops decision-support tools and forecasts for actionable insights in the weather sector, as well as in agriculture, financial analytics, and transportation.
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.
ArcGIS Applied to Meteorology and Climate
This free webinar covers the resources, tools, and data developed by Esri and its partners to support integration of meteorological and related information into the everyday work of weather forecasting companies, local governments, utilities, research institutes, insurance companies, first responders, and more.
Esri Ocean, Weather, and Climate GIS Forum
Both the atmosphere and oceans are essentially fluids. Hence, the Esri Ocean GIS Forum has transitioned into a new event to welcome this newly extended community. A subset of sessions and papers will focus on air-sea interactions; management, visualization, and analysis of meteorological data; disaster planning and response; and more.
Blog posts: Climate and data science
Don't miss these detailed, informative, and insightful blog posts from Kevin Butler and others, writing on the intersection of climatology with spatiotemporal analytics and machine learning.