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Climate Data

Future precipitation, temperature, sea-level rise, and sea temperature estimates:


The Nature Conservancy - Climate Wizard:


Hadley Centre:

Weather Generator:

Sea-Level Rise - Historical data and trends:


Increased Storminess:


Climate Education

EPA's "A Student's Guide to Global Climate Change":

Hazard Data

Salinity, ocean temperatures, and other data







U.S. Drought Monitor:


NDMC Drought Reporter:


NOAA SLOSH (Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes):






Hazard Modeling

Riverine Flood

Hydrologic modeling:

Coastal Flood

Storm surge, wave height analysis, and wave effects:


USACE Storm-induced BEAch CHange Model (SBEACH):;31

Drought and Wildfire

USDA Drought Index:

Salinity, ocean temperatures, and other data

GFLD Data Portal:

Other Climate/Hazard Tools
Agriculture Impacts

FAO- Local climate data approximations:

Vulnerability Data

U.S. Census Data Tools:

Agriculture and livestock census

National Agricultural Statistical Services (NASS), USDA:

Coral reef locations and bleaching information


Reef Resilience:

Coral Reef Temperature Anomaly Database (CoRTAD)

NOAA, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC):

Wetlands Inventory

U.S. FWS, National Wetlands Inventory:

NOAA Habitat Mapper:

Vulnerability and Risk Tools

FEMA – Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH):

USGS Derived Downscaled Climate Projection Portal:

TNC – Coastal Resilience Decision-Support Framework:

USACE Coastal Engineering Manual:

EBM Climate Change Adaptation Tool Comparison Matrix:

NatureServe – Tools for Coastal Climate Adaptation Planning:

NOAA – Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer:

NOAA – Coastal Flood Exposure Mapper:

Community-Based Risk Screening Tool – Adaptation & Livelihoods (CRiSTAL):

Climate change and Environmental Degradation Risk and Adaptations assessment (CEDRA):

Simulator of Climate Change Risks and Adaptation Initiatives (SimClim):

ICLEI – Adaptation Database and Planning Tool (ADAPT):

Coastal Adaptation to Sea Level Rise Tool (COAST):

Adaptation Planning

NOAA Climate Portal:

NOAA CSC Coastal Climate Adaptation:

US Global Change Research Project:

US EPA Climate Change Office:

US EPA Climate Ready Estuaries:

US EPA Climate Ready Water Utilities:

US National Academy of Sciences Climate Choices:

Pew Center on Global Climate Change:

Sea Grant/NOAA Staff:

Climate Desk – Shared reporting on climate change:

EcoAdapt-CAKE – Climate Adaptation Knowledge Exchange:

UK Climate Impact Program:

ICLEI Climate Resilient Communities:

Additional Resources

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:

President’s Climate Action Plan:

U.S. EPA Climate Change Research:

U.S. EPA Region 1 Energy & Climate Info:

USGS Climate and Land Use Change:

The Heinz Center Global Change Program:      h

A Survey of Climate Change Adaptation Planning:

UNH Climate Change Research Center:

Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment - Confronting Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, Impacts, and Solutions:

Union of Concerned Scientists – Climate Change in the U.S. Northeast: A Report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment:

USGS – Climate Change and Water Resources Management: A Federal Perspective:

NRDC – Getting Climate Smart:

Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States:

University of New Hampshire - Trends in Extreme Precipitation Events for the Northeastern United States:

EPA – Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources:






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