- Access EOS-WEBSTER and select data from other states of interest.
- Compare the VEMAP model data for the years 1994 through 2003 with observed values for temperature and precipitation from the National Climate Data Center.
- Locate and analyze global data to compare climate predictions in the U.S. VEMAP model with other locations.
EOS-WEBSTER is delighted to be partnered with the National Center for Atmospheric Research to distribute the NCAR datasets that are an integral component of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report. This collection contains estimates of global historical climate (1870 to 2000) and four future climate change scenarios (2000 to 2100). Data are annual and decadal values at a spatial resolution of 1.40625 degrees. Variables: Air Temperature, Precipitation, Snow Depth, Solar Radiation, Surface Runoff.
Case Studies with Tool
Other EET chapters that discuss Climate Variability include the following:
- Are Our Cities Warming the Earth? — Download GLOBE data and investigate the relationship between city location and surface temperature.
- Envisioning Climate Change Using a Global Climate Model — Run the climate modeling software, Educational Global Climate Modeling Suite (EdGCM), to visualize how temperature and snow coverage might change over the next 100 years.
- Exploring Albedo with NASA NEO and ImageJ — Access satellite images of land surface temperature, snow cover, and reflected short wave radiation (albedo) data from the NASA Earth Observation (NEO) website. Analyze Changes in Snow and Ice cover over time.