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ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences alike to access leading climate change information and visualize the impacts anywhere on Earth.  The first generation of this web-based program allows the user to choose a state or country and both assess how climate has changed over time and to project what future changes are predicted to occur in a given area. ClimateWizard represents the first time ever the full range of climate history and impacts for a landscape have been brought together in a user-friendly format.


Developers

The Nature Conservancy - Chris Zganjar

The University of Washington - Evan Girvetz

The University of Southern MississippiGeorge Raber

 

Partners and Data Developers

The data and information presented in this web site are subject to the conditions stated below.  Data may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-commercial purposes. When referring to the data, the source must be clearly and prominently stated, and include at a minimum, our name, URL.  Use the citations for appropriate data in the manner below:

United States (Lower 48 and Conterminous) past 50 years (1951-2006)
(4km resolution)
"PRISM Group, Oregon State University, created 4 Feb 2007."  The PRISM Group, Oregon State University retains rights to ownership of the data and information.
http://www.prism.oregonstate.edu/

United States (Lower 48 and Conterminous) 2050 mid century (2040-2069), 2100 end century (2070-2099)
(12km resolution)
Base climate projections downscaled by Maurer, et al. (2007).
To lean more please read the article in EOS at http://www.agu.org/eos_elec/2007/47-504.html
Maurer, E. P., L. Brekke, T. Pruitt, and P. B. Duffy (2007), Fine-resolution climate projections enhance regional climate change impact studies, Eos Trans. AGU, 88(47), 504

We also acknowledge the following groups for providing the WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset available: Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, The WCRP's Working Group on Coupled Modeling Office of Science, US Department of Energy.

Global Countries past 50 years (1951-2001)
(50km resolution)
Historical Global 50km:  Climatic Research Unit and the Tyndall Centre. Mitchell et. al.
http://cru.csi.cgiar.org/PDF/mitchelljones.pdf


Global Countries mid century (2040-2069) and (2070-2099)
(50km resolution)

Adam, J. C. and Lettenmaier, D. P.: Adjustment of global gridded precipitation for systematic bias, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 1–14, 2003.

Maurer, E.P., J.C. Adam, and A.W. Wood: Climate Model based consensus on the hydrologic impacts of climate change to the Rio Lempa basin of Central America, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 13, 183-194, 2009 (connect to online version).

Meehl, G. A., C. Covey, T. Delworth, M. Latif, B. McAvaney, J. F. B. Mitchell, R. J. Stouffer, and K. E. Taylor: The WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset: A new era in climate change research, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 88, 1383-1394, 2007.

Wood, A. W., Leung, L. 5 R., Sridhar, V., and Lettenmaier, D. P.: Hydrologic implications of dynamical and statistical approaches to downscaling climate model outputs, Climatic Change, 62, 189–216, 2004.

"We acknowledge the modeling groups, the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
(PCMDI) and the WCRP's Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM) for their roles in making
available the WCRP CMIP3 multi-model dataset. Support of this dataset is provided by the Office of
Science, U.S. Department of Energy."


Standard Disclaimer

These data are being made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. These are believed to be reliable, though human or mechanical error remain a possibility. Therefore, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the data. None of those involved in creating, processing, or distributing this information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information.


Acknowledgements

ClimateWizard has received financial support from:

Abby Leigh – New York

Claneil Foundation – Pennsylvania

and The Nature Conservancy

 

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