Increasing the Availability and Utility of Weather and Climate Data to Meet Decision Maker Needs

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015: 9:45 AM
131C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
George Smith, Riverside Technology, inc., Fort Collins, CO; and W. Seguin, M. McDonald, and L. E. Brazil

This presentation will highlight recent results from a project to develop Application Programming Interface (API) services to dynamically discover, access, and present to users various components of the National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC) severe weather database. These Climate Impact Visualization Tools will enable the larger community of developers in government, academia, and the private sector to interact with NCDC's severe weather database and provide a data access structure upon which future improvements can be built. This platform of services will be more accessible to a wide variety of users as the user-layer APIs will allow queries to be made and information returned in the context of the user's analysis or decision needs, without the need for in-depth knowledge of data structures or locations.