Lucky for you, the Nature Conservancy has teamed up with scientists at the University of Washington and the University of Southern Mississippi to develop Climate Wizard, a graphical user interface available through your browser window that lets you surf real climate model projections and historical data for both the USA and the world. According to the website:
With ClimateWizard you can:The data sets underlying behind the pictures are well documented on the "about us" page, and the data in each map is easily exportable.
- view historic temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world
- view state-of-the-art future predictions of temperature and rainfall around the world
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.
- view and download climate change maps in a few easy steps
If this had come out four years ago, I probably could have shaved six months off of my phd...
h/t Bob Kopp