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Climate Diagnostics Center- U.S. Climate Division Plotting Page
This web page enables the user to plot a map of current or historic climate data for the United States using datasets provided by the National Climatic Data Center. Users may choose among three types of variables (precipitation, temperature, and Palmer drought severity index), a variety of types of plots, and a range of dates from the present as far back as 1895. Links to other sites, datasets and help are available.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
  • Tools:
    • Software
  • Atmospheric science
  • Climatology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
You can use the plots produced from this page in publications. We ask that you acknowledge the Climate Diagnostics Center in the publication. For example, "Image provided by the NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center, Boulder Colorado from their Web site at". You should also reference the Climate Division Dataset.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2440
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Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: NOAA-CIRES Climate Diagnostic Center