Saturday, May 30, 2009

Climate experts release new tool for public use

All Headline News: A web tool for projecting past and future temperature of specific areas of the world was unveiled Friday for use by climate experts and the general public.

The tool called ClimateWizard uses computer programming methods, geographic information systems (GIS) and cutting-edge Internet technologies to analyze large databases of climate models located remotely on computer servers, according to the University of Washington (UW), one of the partners that developed the online program. Aside from UW's Evan Givetz, Chris Zganjar from The Nature Consevancy and George Raber from the University of Southern Mississippi developed the tool freely available at

Users input annual, seasonal or monthly temperatures and precipitation in any given area from 1901 to 2099 to get the results in map format with shades of colors indicating temperature levels….

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