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Southwest Climate and Environment Information Collaborative (SCENIC) Web Application

Within SCENIC, users will be able to select the temporal resolution (e.g., daily, monthly, yearly) and extent (start and end dates, whether within or across calendar years) and spatial extent (common political or watershed domains, or arbitrary polygons) for which they seek data.

The SCENIC web application provides: 

  • Historical observations
  • Downscaled model outputs on maximum temperature, minimum temperate, and precipitation
  • Hydrologic data from VIC simulations
  • Statistical descriptions of downscaled values from multiple GCM–RCP combinations (ensembles). The ensemble sets may be selected either by the user (customized sets) or by expert knowledge of the project team (default sets).

Users will be able to obtain raw (e.g., daily minimum and maximum temperature, daily precipitation) or derived climate elements (e.g., number of days maximum temperature exceeded a given threshold, highest precipitation within a five-day period within each water year). Files are available in multiple options for the format of downloads (e.g., html, .csv, .xls). Users will also be able to analyze and visualize data (e.g., time series plots, composite maps).

Colorado River WIKI

Colorado River Science WIKI

The Colorado River Science Wiki was created by SW CASC researchers and is now available for use by managers and other decision-makers, researchers, the media, and the broader public. The Wiki is a web-based platform with many goals, including helping to inform discussions about the next Interim Guidelines on the Colorado River. The site summarizes and shares the most recent Colorado River research, increases visibility of the activities of the research community, and makes accessible important datasets and tools. Additionally, it is a space where contributions can be made by the community and ownership is shared, and where advances in science are given context so they have more value to non-specialists. The Wiki was created with funding from the SW CASC.  

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Station Viewer

Station Viewer is a web application by the Western Regional Climate Center and the Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center that provides users with an interface for viewing station metadata and building station data products.
Users are able to select stations of interest by choosing station markers from a map or by using text search. Once stations are selected, metadata for each station, such as station name, county FIPS code, elevation, etc., can be quickly and easily viewed. After choosing a station, users can navigate to the station's dashboard where they are presented with a monthly climate summary of temperature and precipitation measurements for that station. Other period of record data products for the selected station, such as Monthly Summarized Data and General Climate Summary tables, can then be built and viewed on-the-fly.