Posted on behalf of and authored by Dr. Peter Urich, Managing Director of CLIMsystems Ltd.
Esri’s Silver Business Partner CLIMsystems Ltd., located in Hamilton, New Zealand, has been exhaustively researching and processing the latest ocean data from the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 or CMIP5 (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Assessment 5th Assessment Report). The team has processed nine variables that are now available for global mapping in ArcGIS. This toolbar add-in to ArcGIS, SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Marine makes generating ensembles of ocean variables extremely quick and efficient, thereby dramatically increasing the user’s access to big climate data as nothing before. The nine biogeochemical variables available with the Marine add-in include: sea surface temperature, pH, primary production, total alkalinity, dissolved oxygen, nitrate, phosphate, iron and silicate. As part of their Map of the Week series, CLIMsystems website includes a short video of the potential evolution of ocean acidification from 1995 to 2100.
CLIMsystems Ltd. is working with Esri and its partners such as The Nature Conservancy on marine issues such as sea level rise, extreme sea-level rise events and inundation mapping. Check out the Map of the Week and obtain a free trial of the Marine add-in at www.climsystems.com.
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