Climate Data

Below is a link to NCAI's recently released policy update on climate change and climate change data, followed by an extensive compilation of data-based resources that will inform tribal decision-making about climate action. 

NCAI Policy Research Center Brief: Climate Change Definitions, Impact, Data 

If there are resources that you wish to see added to the list below, please email climate@ncai.org

Category  Data links 
Greenhouse Gases

Climate Change Machine (NASA)

Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (EPA) 

Household Carbon Footprint Calculator (EPA) 

Temperatures and Precipitation

Climate.Gov Maps & Data (NOAA) 

Climate at the Glance (NOAA) 

Climate Prediction Center (National Weather Service) 

National Forecast Maps (National Weather Service) 

National Forecast Maps (National Weather Service) 

The North American Climate Extremes Monitoring (NACEM)

Past Weather by Zip Code (NOAA) 

River Forecasts (National Weather Service) 

Agriculture 

Crop Moisture Index (Climate Prediction Center)

Evaporative Stress Index (NOAA/USDA) 

Tribal Soil Climate Analysis Network (USDA)

Vegetation Drought Response Index (USGS) 

Drought, Wildfires, and Severe Weather

Climate.Gov Maps & Data (NOAA)

Interactive Fire Weather Forecast Map (National Weather Service) 

National Forecast Maps (National Weather Service) 

The North American Climate Extremes Monitoring (NACEM) 

North American Drought Monitor (NOAA) 

Snow Coverage, Sea Ice, and Sea Levels

Regional Snowfall Index, Snow Covering Maps, U.S Snow Monitoring Snowfall Maps (NOAA) 

Sea Ice Spatial Comparison Tool (NSIDC) 

Sea Level Rise Viewer (NOAA) 

Additional Resources 

International Arctic Research Center: Alaska's Changing Environment (OCT 2019) 

Washington Post: Extreme climate change has arrived in America (AUG 2019) 

Washington Post: Mapping the strain on our water
(AUG 2019) 

Arctic Today: Major indicators in agreement: Arctic undergoing 'unprecedented' change
(APR 2019)  

Resilience.org: How Tribes Are Harnessing Cutting-Edge Data to Plan for Climate Change (APR 2019) 

CNN: Canada is warming at twice the global rate, report says (APR 2019)