ClimateWizard: A web-based GIS Tool for Practical Climate Change Analysis
Track: Ecology and Conservation
Author(s): Evan Girvetz
While climate change projections are publicly available, these data are difficult for practitioners-planners, managers and even most scientists-to access, interpret, and analyze. We have developed a climate change analysis toolbox, called ClimateWizard, which can be used to assess past observed and future modeled climate change at specific geographic areas of interest. This toolbox is designed as a set of ArcGIS Server web services that analyze and visualize data from the IPCC and other climate models, providing useful products for a wide range of practitioners. The specific tools range from easy-to-use web applications to more flexible and powerful ArcGIS toolbox services, which can be used to analyze climate change within specific geographic areas of interest across multiple spatial scales-globally, regionally, and locally. We will provide examples of using these tools to assess how climate change is likely to impact priority conservation areas for The Nature Conservancy.
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