Providing Regional Climate Information to Decision Makers

CLIMOPS has worldwide use. Users can relocate the model grids anywhere in the world from a laptop by simple point and click commands through a graphical interface.
Challenge: 

To generate fine scale climatologies of atmospheric information and make it easily available to decision makers that utilize geographical information systems (GIS).

Solution: 

Climatology of Operational Parameters (CLIMOPS)
CLIMOPS is a regional climate analysis toolkit that aims at integrating the past 30 years of atmospheric and oceanic observations into fine scale gridded regional climate variables. The toolkit generates “on demand” large databases of gridded atmospheric parameters at high resolution, tailored to the specific needs for regional climate information of Defense agencies. The system takes advantage of the zooming and relocation capabilities of the embedded domains that is found in the community Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model.

Benefits: 

CLIMOPS has worldwide use. Users can relocate the model grids anywhere in the world from a laptop by simple point and click commands through a graphical interface.