Prism Climate Group

Overview: 

The PRISM Climate Group gathers climate observations from a wide range of monitoring networks, applies sophisticated quality control measures, and develops spatial climate datasets to reveal short- and long-term climate patterns. The resulting datasets incorporate a variety of modeling techniques and are available at multiple spatial/temporal resolutions, covering the period from 1895 to the present. Whenever possible, we offer these datasets to the public, either free of charge or for a fee (depending on dataset size/complexity and funding available for the activity).

Purpose: 
Provides climate data and develop spatial climate data sets to reveal short-term and long-term climate patterns for the continental United States.
Inputs: 
Data explorer requires one to choose a location within the continental United States, a time period of interest, and climate variables of interest.
Outputs: 
Climate data from the location of interest can viewed and then downloaded for use and analyses.
Tool Developers: 

Oregon State University

Format: 
Web
Audience: 
Researcher
Extension
Producer
Land Manager
Other
Time Investment: 
Low
Spatial Scale: 
Farm/Forest
Time Scale: 
User-defined