Demo of ClimateReanalyzer Image NAM Reflectivity

Using station data and downscaled reanalysis to assess the occurrence of extreme weather

Project Status

Finishing up

Project Description:

Meteorological observations across North America and Europe suggest a significant increase in the frequency and intensity of extreme weather (heat waves, cold waves, precipitation events) coincident with satellite-measured major decline of Arctic sea ice over the past decade. This project will assess the occurrence and impact of extreme weather events across Northern New England using both station data and climate reanalysis models. Weather and climate are critically important across Northeast New England, owing to the heavy reliance of natural resources for its economy. In particular this project involves mining multi-terabyte databases and model outputs to visualize data in a variety of formats.

Student Research Computing Facilitator Profile

An undergraduate student with a knowledge of programming and data handling.

Project Owner

Sean Birkel

Project Institution

University of Maine

Anchor Institution

University of Maine

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