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Try your hand at Climate Prediction with Climate Wizard

by on January 6, 2010
 

The Nature Conservancy, the University of Washington, and the University of Southern Mississippi have collaborated to create an online interactive “Climate Wizard”.  You can review the last 50 years of data, or look at predictions out to 2050 and 2080 using one of about 30 different circulation models and emission scenarios.

With ClimateWizard you can:

  • 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
  • view and download climate change maps in a few easy steps

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.

The results are impressive, although every model I tried showed us all  digging out the shorts by 2080.

Climate Wizard.