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This article was published in Climate.gov's "Decision Maker's Take 5" section
Dr. Jonathan Hare is a supervisory research oceanographer and director of the NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center laboratory in Narragansett, R.I. He’s one of the lead researchers in the first implementation of the Fisheries Climate Vulnerability Assessment, a new standard protocol for estimating how vulnerable different fish stocks are to potential changes in climate.
This video was published in Climate.gov's "Decision Maker's Toolbox" section.
Making climate and weather data manageable
Visualizing data makes it easier to understand exactly how an extreme weather event affected people’s lives, livelihoods, and property and how those things could be affected in the future. Knowing how to access and analyze the wide variety of datasets needed to study those events can be a challenge, however. The Weather and Climate Toolkit from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center makes it easier for staff at government agencies, educators, and private sector analysts to sift through and visualize gigabytes of weather and climate data. Even meteorologists who are experienced in working with weather data may find the tool useful for exporting radar, satellite, and other complex data into formats that can be used in other analysis tools.
This video provides a virtual tour of the Weather and Climate Toolkit and its capabilities.
I'm Emily Greenhalgh, a Boston-based science writer, editor, and illustrator.
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