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 March 2014


ClimateTranslator is a web-based graphical user interface that allows users to:

  • locate climate data
  • create geographical and temporal subsets
  • compute climate derivatives
  • return values and associated metadata in formats that are widely usable

The larger vision for ClimateTranslator is an open, integrated cyberinfrastructure to support access to and real-world application of climate information.

We are adding features with each new release of the software

The site may be accessed at the following URL:

Climate Translator is currently built on OpenClimateGIS, a Python toolkit.  OpenClimateGIS is designed for geospatial manipulation, subsetting, computation, and reformatting of climate datasets stored in local NetCDF files or files served through THREDDS data servers.

An alpha version of the software was utilized during the Downscaling-2013 (also called the QED-2013) workshop.


Precipitation Thresholds in the Tampa Bay Watershed using ClimateTranslator

The map at right was generated using Quantum GIS with shapefile output from the ClimateTranslator. It represents daily precipitation exceedances using a threshold value of 9.62 mm/day for a collection of Tampa Bay watershed basins for July 1990. Source data uses the Bias Corrected/Constructed Analogs (BCCA) method to downscale data from the Canadian Center for Climate Modeling Analysis's (CCMA) Coupled Global Climate Model (CGCM).


If you are interested in learning more about ClimateTranslator, would like to see a demonstration, or would like to alpha-test the software, please contact


Last Update: April 14, 2014, 3:21 p.m. by Benjamin Koziol
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