Teal Tool for Climate data visualisation
Free climate data visualisation tool for awareness raising, education and climate science communication
Norwich | Started on 26/11/2020
Teal is an interactive climate data visualisation tool, which enables users to explore changes in climate over time. Teal was designed to allow students, educators, climate activists and the public at large to easily engage with and explore the science of climate change.The Teal Tool is free and easy-to-use. It does not require sign-up, nor any scientific expertise. Users can investigate climate variables, such as air temperature, precipitation, wind speed and solar radiation for the past 70+ years, from 1950 to near-real-time, and carbon emissions from 1960 onwards. Since it was first released to the public, climate projection data for these climate variables for dates to 2100 has also been added to the tool.
Teal offers users a chance to explore data on various temporal and spatial scales. Data can be viewed at global, country, and sub-country levels. They can also be explored at annual, seasonal, monthly, and for historical data even daily resolutions. This allows users to see changes in seasonal variables, investigate extreme weather events and their re-occurrence, or even see what the weather was like the day they were born. Data are presented in maps and graphs, and these are both easily downloadable in a range of formats to enable further analysis, research and modelling.
Teal was built by World Energy and Meteorological Council (WEMC) in collaboration with world-leading partners and backed by several EU-funded projects. These include the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) demo tools: the European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM, 2015-2018) and the C3S Climate & Energy Educational Demo (2019-2020), SECLI-FIRM and FOCUS-Africa. Climate data used comes from the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS), with carbon emission data from the Global Carbon Project and climate projection data from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6).
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