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Climate API Documentation

Welcome to our comprehensive Climate API Documentation. Here, we provide an in-depth exploration of the datasets, methodologies, and capabilities of our climate modeling systems. Our goal is to ensure transparency and clarity for all our users, from climate scientists to developers, and everyone in between.

The datasets and tools mentioned in this documentation are the result of years of research and continuous refinement by world-renowned meteorological organizations. ClimaLinks is here to remove any barriers and make this information as easy to use as possible.

Embarking on your journey with ClimaLinks? Whether you're a newcomer or aiming to delve deeper, these resources are ideal starting points:

  1. Getting Started: A guide detailing how to seamlessly integrate and use our API.
  2. Glossary: Get acquainted with the terminology specific to our platform.
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To make data-driven decisions, it's crucial to be well-informed about each dataset's scope and limitations for your decision making.

🌍 Datasets Overview

Here's a look at some of the datasets we offer:

  1. ERA5: Explore the ERA5 reanalysis dataset that provides hourly estimates of a range of atmospheric, land, and oceanic climate variables.
  2. ECMWF Ensemble (ENS Extended): Delve into the sub-seasonal forecast system, which provides insights into the future of up to 46 days with high temporal resolution.
  3. ECMWF SEAS5: Discover our seasonal forecast system which predicts climate changes up to 6 months in advance.
  4. NOAA Weather Forecast Data: Dive into the NOAA dataset that offers globally recognized daily and detailed weather forecasts, encompassing atmospheric, land, and oceanic climate variables.
  5. CMIP6: Delve into CMIP6, the latest cutting-edge evolution of climate simulations, offering enhanced accuracy and deeper insights into future climate scenarios.

🌀 Hazard Indices Overview

Understand the various hazard indices our API provides to assess climate-related risks:

  1. Temperature Waves: Gauge periods of extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, that could influence health, ecosystems, and infrastructure.
  2. Precipitation Stress Indices: Examine changes in precipitation patterns and potential stress due to variability, contributing to flood and drought risk assessments.
  3. Thermal Stress Index: Assess human-perceived temperature extremes influenced by climate change, using indices like Humidex and Windchill.

For a complete list and detailed documentation on using our hazard indices, visit our Hazard Indices Overview.

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