We are currently providing web-based tools to visualize and download the monthly averages of the surface variables from the Dynamical Downscaling project. Two visualization tools are available that allow users to interrogate and evaluate the data. We provide averages and aggregates of a few selected variables in the data sets over a variety of spatially delineated polygons including states and counties and USGS hydrologic unit codes (HUC2 through HUC8). The third web-based tool can be used both to visualize and download all variables in the data sets. The user environment integrates a number of software packages into one tool. The tool is relatively advanced and requires some effort and experimentation by users to become familiar with the wide range of options and settings that are included.
Regional Climate Change Viewer
The Regional Climate Change Viewer (RCCV) is a straightforward application that allows users to visualize and download selected subsets of the data from the Dynamical Downscaling project. The data are averages over political boundaries (states and counties) and USGS hydrologic units (HUC2, HUC4, HUC8). The currently available variables are :temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, snow, growing degree days and evapotranspiration). Detailed information and usage instructions can be found in the RCCV Tutorial. We also provide a series of progressively more in-depth tutorials (Climatology 101, 201, 301) that focus on downloading and manipulating the data locally in a spreadsheet. A detailed description of additional model evaluation and sample time series of daily data can be found here.
Regional Climate Downloader
The Regional Climate Downloader (RCD) is a more advanced web application that can be used to visualize and download data from our Thredds catalog. The application displays all variables and time periods currently available in the catalog. In the RCD, the model data can subsetted by location, time period and variables. Detailed information and usage instructions can be found in RCD Tutorial. We also provide two tutorials (Climatology 401, 501) that focus on downloading and manipulating the data locally in numerical software packages.