Wednesday, 15 May 2002: 4:30 PM
Internet-Based Climate Analysis Software Applications
There is an ever-growing reliance on Internet-accessible climate data and products to monitor drought, manage water resources, support agriculture, and determine energy strategies. Distributed climate databases linked to software applications allow users to generate specific products needed to dynamically and efficiently manage activities affected by climate without the burden of managing large, local databases. This paper describes an Internet-based system containing several software applications that process historical and near real-time climate information to produce a wide variety of user-oriented products.