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The New Website

A quick post to direct readers to the new climate change portal website, run by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration.

Launched earlier this month, the site is intended to be a one-stop-shop for all U.S. climate related information.  According to the NOAA, the site is designed to address the needs of five broadly-defined user groups: decision makers and policy leaders, scientists and applications-oriented data users, educators, business users, and the public.

Upon first glance, the site is quite comprehensive, with lots of interactive tools, an array of data and various fact sheets.  I’m having some fun playing around with the “Past Weather” tool (FYI – Detroit was clear and sunny on August 13, 1980).

So far, it looks like the information is largely U.S. centric, though some global is making its way up.