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Applied Meteorology Using ArcGIS

Meteorological observations and information products support decision-making to protect lives and property, drive economic growth, and manage ecosystems. The ArcGIS platform is a valuable resource for timely forecasting and risk analysis, secure data access, stakeholder engagement, and preparedness and adaptation. With tools to ingest multi-dimensional weather and climate data, process and analyze, and attain informative forecast products for preparedness, and adaptation, ArcGIS advances the understanding of the atmosphere to benefit science and society.  In this a series you will gain insight into how you can incorporate ArcGIS into your work from fellow scientists and GIS experts.

Video

Visualization and Analysis for Meteorology

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Language: English

Meteorological data and information products protect lives and property, drive economic growth, and support decision-making. GIS helps meteorologists and analysts leverage complex weather observations and models along with visualizations to better inform the public.  In this webinar, you will gain an understanding of how GIS can be used to apply artificial intelligence (AI) to create forecasts and predictions from big data. You will learn how GIS can visualize and analyze temperature and precipitation changes over time, monitor stationary sensors, disseminate information securely, and better respond in real-time. 

 

The following are some resources to help you get started:

 

Additional resources can be accessed in the Esri Community.

 

 

Webinar

Climate Risk Analysis Using GIS

Date: April 14, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Language: English

Assessing climate impacts and areas at risk requires an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging data from demographics, social sciences, and environmental applications that traditional weather analysis packages are not optimized to handle. GIS technology gives the user virtually limitless potential to analyze and contextualize data from a multitude of observations and models to identify climate patterns and impacts. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to perform mapping and analysis of weather, demographic, and environmental data using ArcGIS software and Python tools for desktop and online environments. 

 

Key Takeaways 

  • Enhance traditional weather analyses with demographic data and the location of critical assets.
  • Process complex weather and climate data using machine learning. 
  • Seamlessly share analysis online as maps and information products.
  • Conduct unique analyses across time and space using GIS.

Webinar

Weather and Climate Data Dissemination

Date: May 12, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Language: English

National, regional, and local weather organizations have a requirement to provide weather forecasts, warnings of hazardous weather, and other weather watches to constituents in public safety, insurance, and other communities of interest. The public also depends on them for the protection of life and property, safety, and enhancement of the national economy. In this webinar, you will learn how the ArcGIS ecosystem provides the ability to ingest multidimensional data, visualize data in support of forecasts, and securely disseminate this information readily by way of GIS-ready map services. You will see demonstrations on how to easily access data products from national weather authorities for use in web-based applications.

 

Key Takeaways 

  • Make weather and climate data accessible by key stakeholders for better understanding and improved decision-making.
  • Control how you want to disseminate data by configuring outputs in the format you want. 
  • Efficiently and securely store or publish weather and climate data as scalable web services. 
  • Access and unlock information using a variety of no-code applications.

Webinar

Optimized Hydrologic Models Aid Forecasts and Projections for Improved Decision-Making

Date: June 23, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Language: English

Weather extremes cause many different types of natural disasters like tornadoes, floods, and flash floods. Meteorological forces driving individual extreme weather events are increasingly understood in the context of larger regional or even global processes. Weather authorities can optimize global hydrologic models with the aid of big data downscaling and augmented local river stream flow information, driving progress toward local relevance and application for better decision-making. In this webinar, you will see local to national organizations collaborate and coordinate analytics, and you will learn how to downscale river data to better visualize stream flow information. You will also see how best to leverage a series of global or local apps, coding tools, and geospatial data infrastructure to interact with big data alongside local data and gain comprehensive insights into the water ecosystem.

 

Key Takeaways

  • Cross-agency collaboration and coordination are made easier with cloud-based GIS technology.
  • Downscaling of big data optimizes stream flow models at global to local scales.
  • The use of geospatial data infrastructure to integrate big data in the cloud with local data optimizes insights.

 

Webinar

Use Cloud-Based GIS Technology to Deliver Briefings to Build Resilient Communities

Date: August 25, 2021

Time: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. (PDT)

Location: Online

Cost: Free

Language: English

Weather warnings and watches issued by national and regional authorities are the primary means of communicating the risk of severe weather to the public. Operationally, this communication requires cross-agency collaboration and coordination, which are made easier with cloud-based GIS technology such as ArcGIS Online. In this webinar, we will demonstrate how GIS technology improves weather hazard warnings and watches and enhances communication between forecasters and the public. You will learn how GIS facilitates modernized virtual and on-the-fly statewide and national briefings. Briefings are delivered during dynamic situations, with current streaming refresh capabilities, and virtual chat functionality allows agile tactical decision-making for enhanced hazard mitigation and resource deployment. 

 

Key Takeaways 

  • Reduce or even replace reliance on paper. 
  • Modernize weather briefings during dynamic situations.
  • Ensure that key stakeholders use the same authoritative data to reduce errors, boost productivity, and save money.
  • Enhance hazard mitigation and resource deployment through agile tactical decision-making.
  • Notify stakeholders about what matters, when it matters.

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