Climate Lab

What is it?

ClimateLab is a multi-user web service that spawns, manages, and proxies multiple instances of the share-able scientific notebooks contained entirely within a web interface. ClimateLab allows users to interact with climate datasets via Python and other data science computing languages to conduct studies and experiments within document-like pages (notebooks). Within notebooks, computer code is used to access data, perform calculations and present maps, charts, graphs tables and other visualizations.

The Clear Science ClimateLab page can be found here.

How does it work?

ClimateLab adapts Project Jupyter’s JupyterHub software for use in climate research and education. Within ClimateLab, the power of the JupyterHub platform is combined with access to difficult-to-obtain climate datasets in order to jumpstart climate data science without the lost time of data acquisition, the expense of data warehousing and large capacity storage devices. ClimateLab, by providing example notebooks using a widely accepted data science languages such as Python and R, researchers, professors and students alike can begin experimenting with climate datasets simply by logging into the service.

What are the uses of ClimateLab?

  • Support of advanced education by working with real climate model data. Professors may provide sample notebooks and assign tasks/projects to be completed using ClimateLab.
  • Basic research. Ready access to stored climate datasets combined with the ability to ingest ancillary information provides a unique and powerful way to conduct research efficiently and with little cost.

Figure 1 – Organize your climate data science research projects using easily-shared online notebooks.

What datasets are available with ClimateLab?

  • Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) + V2 Atmospheric – 1979-2015 (NOAA)
  • Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) Ocean – 1979-2010 (NOAA) – 3 regions
  • International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) reanalysis – 1983-2008
  • NOAA WaveWatch III – 1980-2007
  • Reynolds SST Reanalysis – 1982-2006
  • International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS) – 1970-2009
  • Integrate Surface Data (Surface observational data – ISD) NCDC – 1970-2016
  • International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) – 1970-2016

    Need another dataset, please inquire!

Figure 2 – Code and visualize data within notebooks.

What are the primary benefits of Climatelab?

  • Provides immediate access to climate datasets. No need to download, warehouse and back-up large datasets.
  • Provides a computing environment co-located with the data for added speed and efficiency
  • Provides an easy-to-use platform for conducting data experiments, and producing results in a reproducible, publication-ready form
  • Provides a means of sharing notebooks and findings
  • Low cost-to-benefit ratio. No equipment to purchase or maintain.

Figure 3 – Generate reproducible results and share

What does ClimateLab cost?

Climatelab is a per-user subscription. Please inquire!

Can additional data be added to ClimateLab?

Yes, depending on the size and condition of the data, CSI may add your dataset to ClimateLab. Contact us for additional information

Will you be adding additional datasets to ClimateLab?

Yes, please let us know what datasets you are interested in.

For more information, contact:
Bruce Ford –
Mark Murton –
Phone: 352-478-8560

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