Screen capture from the Climate Explorer tool

Climate Explorer (Legacy Version)

Display data-based maps of climate stressors and their impacts and compare historical records of daily temperature and precipitation observations to long-term climate normals at thousands of weather stations in the United States.

This applied research application supports case studies in the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit. Launched in November 2014, this is the legacy version of the Climate Explorer 

The Layers tab lets you display maps for the entire United States, or zoom to the scale of individual buildings in your neighborhood. You can find map layers of interest grouped into themes such as Coastal Flood Risk, Food Resilience, and Ecosystem Vulnerability. Each theme offers map layers of Climate Stressors and People and Assets Impacted. Map layers represent geographic data available through

The Historical Data tab lets you generate and interact with graphs showing Climate Normals and daily temperature and precipitation observations recorded at more than 9,000 stations. Data are displayed in interactive Multigraphs—similar to interactive maps—that let you zoom and pan to display any portion of the data. The graphs show data from the 1981–2010 Climate Normals and the Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily (GHCN-D). 

Features of the Climate Explorer give you a way to:

  • Control the transparency of map layers
  • Switch the base map between satellite imagery and a street map
  • Share any map you've generated (active layers and extent) via a URL permalink
  • Compare historical observations at multiple stations
Last modified
26 January 2018 - 12:12pm