SCENIC is a web page under development at the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) as part of WRCC’s contribution to the Southwest Climate Science Center (SWCSC). The purpose of SCENIC is to support the research and decision making efforts of the SW-CSC, the Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC), and other stakeholders. SCENIC serves as an access point for climate data and analysis tools for the Southwest as well as the rest of the contiguous U.S.
SCENIC delivers daily data from weather stations across the U.S. from 1890- present. It also provides access to statistically downscaled climate projections (LOCA) developed at SCRIPPS and dynamically downscaled data and model outputs from NARCCAP. SCENIC also provides access to historic gridded datasets like daily, monthly, and annual data at 4 km resolution from PRISM. The complete MODIS and LANDSAT archives can be access through SCENIC via Google’s cloud computing platform Earth Engine. Users can download subsets of the data and requests can be customized by spatial and temporal extent.
Several analysis and visualization tools are available to help resource scientists in the decision-making process. Among these are tools to summarize data, identify extremes, generate custom time series graphs, and to generate climate summary tables. The Monitoring page allows users to monitor current climate and weather conditions across the U.S. The dashboard provides access to numerous climate anomaly maps, water, snow and drought information, ENSO, AO, NAO, MJO updates, and climate outlooks
How to cite the data
Remote Sensing Data (MODIS, LANDSAT)"On-Demand Cloud Computing and Visualization of Climate and Remote Sensing Data." Climate Engine. Desert Research Institute, University of Idaho, Google,[date accessed].
All other datasets"Applied Climate Information System." RCC-ACIS. NOAA Regional Climate Centers, [date accessed].
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