While there are many online climate data resources, the source data files are in numerous data formats, presenting a challenge to climate citizen scientists who want to retrieve and analyze several climate indicators at the same time.
I have been working to develop a consolidated open access data file and RClimate scripts that users can use to retrieve climate data, conduct their own analysis and generate their own climate charts. My goal is to make it easier for climate citizen scientists to get their hands on the data in a simple, usable format (CSV). This post updates the status of my RClimate efforts.
I have restarted updating my Arctic Update Page which went into hibernation in late September, 2010 after the Sea Ice minimum was reached. I continue to be concerned about the rapid Arctic Sea ice decline, I see it as one of many threads of evidence on the serious consequences of global warming.
After a break, I have restarted daily updates to my Arctic Update page. I will start slowly,with just 4 charts and limited discussion. I will be adding additional charts and analysis as the year unfolds.
Arctic SIE Trend for Latest Month
December, 2010 showed the lowest SIE in the1979-2010 period.