The Cornell Institute for Climate Smart Solutions and its Climate Smart Farming Program have launched a new online decision tool for communities, farmers, policy makers to provide observed data on how the climate has changed in the Northeast United States since 1950, and how it is projected to change over the next century. Maps and charts provide temperature and precipitation data for every county in the Northeast.
The “Climate Change in Your County Tool” was developed at Cornell by Brian Belcher, Art DeGaetano, and the entire CICSS team, using long-term climate data from the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) and ACIS. The initial beta version of the tool and additional changes are forthcoming, including descriptive text and increased functionality. Current information about variables, datasets and methodology is accessible through the info button located in the lower-left corner of the tool.
CICSS welcomes user feedback for suggestions and improvements on the new tool!