In the 2012 President's Budget Request, the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is terminated. As a result, all resources, databases, tools, and applications within this web site will be removed on January 15, 2012. For more information, please refer to the NBII Program Termination page.
Mountain Prairie provides resources on climate that support the needs of state agencies, federal and state land managers and scientists studying key regional ecosystems such as Greater Yellowstone, the Northern Rockies, the Great Plains, and the Prairie Pothole Region.
Climate Monitoring in the Greater Yellowstone is an ambitious project that organizes multi-state climate station data.
Other Climate Resources:
Climate and Terrain - Climate data are recorded at individual climate stations that may or may not represent other local to regional locations. Terrain data (e.g., digital elevation models) are sometimes used as part of modeling efforts to extend point-based climate data to create climate surfaces across complex landscapes.
Daymet - a model that generates daily surfaces of temperature, precipitation, humidity, and radiation over large regions of complex terrain.
(CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE) Historical Climate Data - Climate Station Data of the Northern Rocky Mountains - An interactive mapping application that allows you to select individual climate (CLIM/SNOTEL) stations and view and use exploratory data analysis tools to view daily, monthly, yearly temperature and precipitation data: averages, time series, and El Nino/La Nina comparisons. Station data is also available for downloading.
[Image: R. B. Husar, Washington University]
Featured Climate Resource
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists.
The stated goal is "to make wildland fire data, metadata, tools, and other information resources easy to find, access, distribute, compare, and use."
FRAMES offers a single secure access point to critical information and applications such as datasets, databases, publications, decision support tools, simulation models, interactive CD-ROMs, videos, and other tools.
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