CIRC's Climate Tools are a series of free, online applications that help sort, sift, systematize, visualize, and apply the volumes of data that have resulted from CIRC's and related climate research.
The goal is simple.
We want to aid our fellow Pacific Northwest residents as they incorporate climate and weather information—from short-term forecasting (months) to long-term projections (decades)—into adaptation and resource management strategies designed to keep our region’s wildernesses, communities, and businesses resilient and thriving now and into the future.
The Climate Toolbox
CIRC's Climate Toolbox (formerly The Northwest Climate Toolbox) provides timely climate and weather information to Pacific Northwest farmers, businesses, and resource managers. Filled with tools that map and visualize climate and weather conditions, the Toolbox helps its users better manage their financial and natural resources by giving them the information they need to respond to and plan for weather and climate impacts.
The Northwest Climate Toolbox Workbook
The Northwest Climate Toolbox Workbook provides step-by-step instructions for using the Climate Toolbox. The Toolbox and the workbook are meant to aid and empower you to discover and craft what we are calling climate data stories, narratives outlining the climate impacts and trends relevant to your community. This is the first volume in the Climate Resilience Workbook series.
The Vulnerability Assessment Workbook
The Vulnerability Assessment Workbook provides step-by-step instructions for assessing current and projected future climate impacts faced by your community. Use this workbook to build on the climate data analysis and climate data stories you previously created using the Climate Toolbox and The Northwest Climate Toolbox Workbook. This is the second volume in the Climate Resilience Workbook series.
The Resilience Actions Workbook
The Resilience Actions Workbook provides tools to help you understand the human landscape of your community and to plan resilience actions that integrate the best available scientific research and tools with your local experience and judgement. Finally, this workbook provides guidance on how to communicate effectively about the process, decisions, and findings. This is the third volume in the Climate Resilience Workbook series.
Agricultural Data Mining Systems
CIRC’s Data Mining team is currently collecting data from federal, state, and municipal repositories and then sifting through that information using sophisticated data mining techniques empowered by machine learning. The goal is to discover useful patterns and relationships and turn them into science that can be put to work for our fellow Pacific Northwest community members as we plan for climate change.
Integrated Scenarios of the Future Northwest Environment (Integrated Scenarios) employs the latest climate science to understand what the Pacific Northwest will look like under climate change throughout this century.
Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook
Climate change stands to affect tribal sovereignty and self-determination, tribal culture, and the community health of Indigenous peoples. The Tribal Climate Adaptation Guidebook was created to aid tribes as they work to adapt to climate change. The project received funding from the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative with supplemental funding from CIRC and the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute.
The Northwest Climate Toolbox vs. Climate Engine
This document outlines the differences, strengths, and synergies between the Northwest Climate Toolbox and Climate Engine. Both the Northwest Climate Toolbox and Climate Engine use common datasets that address similar concerns related to climate, such as drought and impacts to agriculture. However, the Northwest Climate Toolbox and Climate Engine have different functionality and, as a result, different end-users.
Partner & Related Tools
- AgBiz Logic
- California Climate Console (Climate Projections for the State of California)
- Climate Change Adaptation Library for the Western United States
- CONUS Climate Console
- Data Basin
- Glossary of Meteorology
- Nature’s Stage Climate Mapper
- Pacific Northwest Biochar Atlas
- Seedlot Selection Tool
- Snow Drought Page (NIDIS)
- Tribal Climate Change Funding Guide
- UCLA Drought Monitoring System for CA and NV
- US Climate Resilience Toolkit
- US Drought Monitor
- USDA Programs and Resources to Assist with Adaptation to Climate Change
- UW Drought Monitoring System for the West US