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NOAA Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)

The Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC), maintained by NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory, provides two datasets on precipitation. First is the monitoring product for the period 1986 to present, based on quality-controlled data from 7,000 stations. The second is the Full Data Product for the period 1951 to 2004, based on quality-controlled data from a larger number of stations (up to 43,000) with irregular coverage in time. This product is optimized for best spatial coverage and use for water budget studies.

Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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ECHAM - Atmospheric general circulation model

ECHAM is an atmospheric general circulation model, developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology. It forms the atmospheric component of the MPI-ESM. The ECHAM development branched from an early (ca 1987) version of the global numerical weather prediction model developed at the ECMWF, and has since been continually developed at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorolgy. The ECHAM source code is freely available to the public at large.

Related Organizations: Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

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Climate Prediction Center .25x.25 Daily U.S. Unified Precipitation

This data set is part of products suite from the CPC Unified Precipitation Project that are underway at NOAA Climate Prediction Center (CPC). The primary goal of the project is to create a suite of unified precipitation products with consistent quantity and improved quality by combining all information sources available at CPC and by taking advantage of the optimal interpolation (OI) objective analysis technique. The gauge analysis here covers the Conterminous United States on a fine-resolution and is quantitatively consistent with that covering the global land on a coarser resolution.

Related Organizations: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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MAGICC/SCENGEN: Model for the Assessment of Greenhouse-gas Induced Climate Change, A Regional Climate Scenario Generator

MAGICC and SCENGEN are coupled, user-friendly interactive software suites that allow users to investigate future climate change and its uncertainties at both the global-mean and regional levels. MAGICC carries through calculations at the global-mean level using the same upwelling-diffusion, energy-balance climate model that has been and is employed by IPCC. SCENGEN uses these results, together with spatially detailed results from the CMIP3/AR4 archive of AOGCMs, to produce spatially detailed information on future changes in temperature, precipitation and MSLP, changes in their variability, and a range of other statistics.

Related Organizations: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)

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Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model (PRISM)

Developed at Oregon State University, PRISM is a unique knowledge-based system that uses point measurements of precipitation, temperature, and other climatic factors to produce continuous, digital grid estimates of monthly, yearly, and event-based climatic parameters. PRISM is a knowledge-based system developed primarily to interpolate climate elements in physiographically complex landscapes. Continuously updated, this unique analytical tool incorporates point data, a digital elevation model, and expert knowledge of complex climatic extremes, including rain shadows, coastal effects, and temperature inversions.

Related Organizations: Oregon State University

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CMIP5 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project

The fifth phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5), run by the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, provides a multi-model context for:

Related Organizations: Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)

Author or Affiliated User: Arnab Paul

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Washington Department of Ecology Clearinghouse: Impacts, Preparation, Adaptation Resources

The Washington Department of Ecology developed a central clearinghouse to store resources with scientific and technical information related to the impacts of climate change on different sectors in Washington. Resources in the clearinghouse are generally organized by the same sectors within the statewide adaptation plan, the '2012 Washington State Integrated Climate Change Response Strategy' (which also is reviewed in this Clearinghouse). Efforts to maintain and expand the clearinghouse help address several recommendations made in the 2012 Strategy.

Related Organizations: Washington State Department of Ecology

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AASHTO’s Sustainable Transportation, Energy, Infrastructure and Climate Solutions Technical Assistance Program

AASHTO's Sustainable Transportation: Energy, Infrastructure, and Climate Solutions Technical Assistance Program is designed to assist State Departments of Transportation in understanding the potential effects of climate change, and the range of strategies and options for climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Related Organizations: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

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Connecticut Coastal Hazards Viewer

The Connecticut Coastal Hazards Viewer is designed to allow users access to several pertinent suites of data for coastal Connecticut. Presented here are data representing sea level rise, high-resolution coastal elevation, hurricane storm surge, coastal erosion, and environmental observations such as tides, water quality, waves and currents.

Related Organizations: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)

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NOAA Coastal County Snapshots

From NOAA's Office for Coastal Management, this website provides the capability to view flood exposure by county for U. S ocean and Great Lakes coasts. Snapshots detail a county's demographic, infrastructure and environment within the flood zone. The Coastal County Snapshots provide “snapshots” or short reports on the topics of a county’s: Flood Exposure, Ocean Jobs or Wetland Benefits. The snapshots offer county-level facts, and easy-to-understand charts and graphs that describe complex coastal data.

Related Organizations: NOAA Office for Coastal Management

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