Climate Monitor – Warm Version

Culled from DiagramMonkey

I’ve gathered together a list of regularly updated resources for climate monitoring. This is the kind of information you can use to get a reasonably up-to-date view of what’s happening around the world in the climate. This can be surprisingly hard to do and there are some blind spots, which are slowly getting filled over time. Thanks to , and Mark McCarthy for suggestions and (many) additional links.

Overviews:

The eye of Sauron (The BAMS State of the Climate Report)
Once a year its burning gaze sweeps the earth frazzling hapless Orcs that get in its way.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/bams-state-of-the-climate/

A lesser eyelet of Sauron would be the WMO annual statements:

https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/wcp/wcdmp/CA_2.php

One ring to rule them all
NCDC State of the Climate report is the uber monthly resource. Not only do they provide a global perspective, but they also link to primary sources wherever possible

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

(a second ring to sort out the bureaucracy and such)
JMA also do a similar kind of thing to NCDC, but its more data oriented, sifting CLIMAT and SYNOP reports and highlighting interesting events in a more automated way.

http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/climate/

Particularly nice is the CLIMAT viewer which gives access to CLIMAT info in a map and click form

http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/gmd/tcc/tcc/products/climate/climatview/frame.php

(a third ring etc.)
WMO has a list of national met services. Climate isn’t necessarily managed by the met service. Some countries have an Agromet service or some sort of Hydrological service. These can be good starting points, but they can also mire you down in endless click circles and dodgy google tranlsations

https://www.wmo.int/pages/members/members_en.html

(A fourth ring running around in the background making sure all the computers work)
Climate Diagnostic Bulletins from CPC. This is a more technical exploration of the climate, focusing on large scale flow and such like:

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/CDB/

(A fifth.. no, this is silly)
IRI map room. Uses CMAP data sets to provide up to date climate monitoring

http://iridl.ldeo.columbia.edu/maproom/Global/index.html

Country or Regional resources:

This is something of a mixed bag. Some countries provide nice monthly summaries. Some provide news items about unusual events. Some do both, in different places. These are the ones I’ve found that have some form of regular or semi-regular climate reporting.

Africa – WMO Region 1
Regional Climate Centre fro WMO Region 1: Tunisia (covers North Africa)

http://www.meteo.tn/htmlen/donnees/climatemonitoring.php

ACMAD home –

http://acmad.net/new/

CPC African Desk

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/african_desk/cpc_intl/africa/africa.shtml

Asia – WMO Region 2
Regional Climate Centre for WMO Region 2: China

http://www.rccra2.org/channel.php?channelId=2

Regional Climate Centre for WMO Region 2: Tokyo (there’s one for Moscow too, but all the climate monitoring information is more than a year in arrears)

http://www.rccra2.org/channel.php?channelId=4

India – monsoon information

http://www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dynamic/Monsoon_frame.htm

South Korea – climate summaries

http://web.kma.go.kr/eng/aboutkma/notice.jsp?bid=eng_notice&mode=view&num=72

Russia – monthly and other summaries

http://www.meteoinfo.ru/climat-tabl3

South America – WMO Region 3
Argentina – facebook page with up-to-date info and main website for special statements

https://www.facebook.com/ServClimaticosArgentina

http://www.smn.gov.ar/serviciosclimaticos/?mod=hidro&id=1

Mexico – monthly temperature and precip summaries with ENSO impacts etc.

http://smn.cna.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99&Itemid=78

Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN)

http://63.175.159.26/~cdpmn/cdpmn.html

CIIFEN

http://mail.ciifen.org/rcc/index.php/monitoreo-del-clima/diagnostico-climatico/reportes-regionales-del-sistema-del-clima

Brazil (some interactive map plotting tools)

http://www.inmet.gov.br/portal/index.php?r=clima/quantis2

North America – WMO Region 4
USA – NCDC

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/

Southwest Pacific – WMO Region 5
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ General front page
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/ Special reports etc.
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/outlooks/#/overview/video Video overviews of the recent climate with an outlook for the next while
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/archive/outlooks/ Older outlooks
Indonesia – google translate doesn’t like some of these pages. Not sure why.

http://www.bmkg.go.id/BMKG_Pusat/Informasi_Iklim/

New Zealand climate update

http://www.niwa.co.nz/climate/nzcu

Fiji – monthly weather summaries

http://www.met.gov.fj/page.php?id=101

Europe – WMO Region 6
DWD Region VI monitoring page (the URL gives you an idea of how easy they’ve made it to find information)

http://www.dwd.de/bvbw/appmanager/bvbw/dwdwwwDesktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=_dwdwww_klima_umwelt_ueberwachung_europa&T173400175921273147929285gsbDocumentPath=Content%2FOeffentlichkeit%2FKU%2FKU2%2FKU23%2Frcc-cm%2Fteaser__rcc-cm.html&_state=maximized&_windowLabel=T173400175921273147929285&lastPageLabel=_dwdwww_klima_umwelt_ueberwachung_europa

UK Met Office

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate-anomalies/#?tab=climateAnomalies

Iceland – they have some data for selected stations

http://en.vedur.is/climatology/data/

Meteo France weather and climate news

http://www.meteofrance.fr/actualites;jsessionid=1C42B3A76EB619CD0355F9DC38B507DC.11

Norway climate stats

http://met.no/Klima/Klimastatistikk/Varet_i_Norge/2014/

Austrian Klima stats

http://www.zamg.ac.at/cms/de/klima

Slovakian climate blog

http://www.shmu.sk/sk/?page=2049

Slovenia natural hazards news

http://meteo.arso.gov.si/met/sl/climate/natural-hazards/

KNMI – knowledge centre – provides in depth studies of certain events.

http://www.knmi.nl/cms/kenniscentrum

Met Eireann – The Irish Met Service Online – Monthly weather summaries

http://www.met.ie/climate/monthly-weather-reports.asp

Switzerland

http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/web/en/climate/climate_today.html

Denmark – annual temperature plots

http://www.dmi.dk/en/klima/klimaet-frem-til-i-dag/danmark/temperatur/

Portugal – lots of plots, with info under climate and agromet tabs

https://www.ipma.pt/en/oclima/monitorizacao/

https://www.ipma.pt/en/agrometeorologia/info-mensal/

Topic related

Global Temperatures and surface temperature data sets
Met Office Hadley Centre hadobs web page for HadCRUT4

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcrut4/

Cowtan and Way – based on HadCRUT with the gaps filled by Kriging (various flavours)

http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~kdc3/papers/coverage2013/series.html

NOAA NCDC MLOST

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php

ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/mlost/operational/products/ (the good stuff, numbers and such)
GISTEMP NASA GISS

http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

JMA – not so widely used, but has been reported a lot recently. Frustratingly, no data just plots.

http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/ann_wld.html

Berkeley Earth – not updated frequently, but has loads of useful tools for looking at continents, countries etc.

http://www.berkeleyearth.org/

Tropospheric Temperatures
UAH MSU

http://www.nsstc.uah.edu/data/msu/t2lt/uahncdc_lt_5.6.txt

RSS MSU

http://www.remss.com/measurements/upper-air-temperature

http://data.remss.com/msu/monthly_time_series/ (just cut to the data already)

Ocean Heat Content

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/

ENSO
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/ BoM ENSO wrap up – the ne plus ultra of ENSO monitoring

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_advisory/ensodisc.html

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/lanina/enso_evolution-status-fcsts-web.pdf CPC also provide detailed weekly diagnostics
http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/wcp/wcasp/enso_update_latest.html WMO status update
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/enso/mei/index.html#data Multivariate ENSO index
http://iri.columbia.edu/news/ IRI post news bulletins with a bit of a richer context

Tropical Storms, Cyclones, Typhoons, Hurricanes
National Hurricane Centre (North Atlantic, East Pacific)

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWSAT.shtml

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/MIATWSEP.shtml

Northern Indian Ocean

http://www.rsmcnewdelhi.imd.gov.in/index.php?lang=en

Southwest Indian Ocean

http://www.meteofrance.re/cyclone/saisons-passees

Pretty good overall summaries for all basins

http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/index.php

It can be fun to look at pressure, wind speed and wave heights from NDBC buoys when a tropical storm passes over:

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

Wikipedia is pretty good on tropical storms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane_season

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_hurricane#List_of_seasons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_typhoon_climatology

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Indian_Ocean_tropical_cyclone_season#2010s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South-West_Indian_Ocean_tropical_cyclone_climatology#2010s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_region_tropical_cyclone_climatology#2010s

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pacific_tropical_cyclone_season#2010s

Sea level
CSIRO and Colorado provide estimates of global sea level using altimeters

http://www.cmar.csiro.au/sealevel/sl_hist_last_15.html

http://sealevel.colorado.edu/

Pacific island sea level summaries are summarised by BoM

http://www.bom.gov.au/pacific/projects/pslm/index.shtml

Sahel rainfall

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/global_monitoring/precipitation/wafrica_1yrprec.shtml

Indian monsoon

http://www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dynamic/Monsoon_frame.htm

http://www.tropmet.res.in/~kolli/mol/first.html

Snow and ice
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) sea ice

http://nsidc.org/data/seaice_index/

Greenland ice sheet

http://nsidc.org/greenland-today/

Rutgers snow lab for northern hemisphere snow cover monitoring

http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/index.php

Odds and Ends

KNMI Climate Explorer – a handy but limited tool for playing with lots of data sets

http://climexp.knmi.nl/start.cgi?someone@somewhere

Weather Underground: monthly summaries of climate events and extremes and an awkward and slow but handy tool for finding heatwaves by station

http://deutsch.wunderground.com/blog/weatherhistorian/comment.html?entrynum=312

http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/SATK/2014/10/19/DailyHistory.html

Reading Weather and Climate blog

http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/weather-and-climate-at-reading/

Ogimet – amateur store of CLIMAT/SYNOP messages

http://www.ogimet.com/index.phtml.en

The Euporias weekly digest

http://paper.li/carlo_tuitter/1379071462

Impacts
For some events, you can find information on impacts here:

http://reliefweb.int/

http://www.unocha.org/

Slower update cycles
The US Global Change website has maps an info, that’s apparently updated, but I’m not sure how frequently.

http://www.globalchange.gov/browse

IPCC AR5 WG1 has a kind of monitoring component, chiefly Chapters 2 and 3.

http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/

The Deep-C project has more resources on the Pause/Hiatus/Hiccough/Speedbump/Slowdown in warming

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~sgs02rpa/research/DEEP-C.html

CSIRO produce state of the climate reports too

http://www.csiro.au/Outcomes/Climate/Understanding/State-of-the-Climate-2014.aspx

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