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Climate Tools

All Cal-Adapt climate tools have a “Download Chart” button that you may use to download all data and graphics displayed on screen. Any applied filters, selected date ranges, or other options and recalculations are applied to the exported data. For downloading complete and original time series data, use the Data Download Tool, Data Server, or API.

Climate Tools

Data Download Tool

Search by climate indicator, publisher or dataset name. Follow a series of steps to select a download format (GeoTIFF/CSV), spatial extent, emissions scenarios and climate models. Certain datasets have the option of downloading resampled data using different spatial and temporal aggregations.

Data Download Tool

Cal-Adapt Data Server

All climate data provided by California’s scientific and research community is stored in their original formats on the Cal-Adapt Data Server. Gridded data are commonly formatted as NetCDF files, while station data is commonly formatted as CSV files. Some datasets (e.g. sea level rise flood extents) are available as GeoTIFF files. Datasets on the server are organized into directories by data provider/source. Navigate the directory structure and select files you want to download. Links to individual datasets are also included in the Data Download Tool.

Cal-Adapt Data Server

Cal-Adapt API

The Cal-Adapt REST API allows you to programmatically access climate data on Cal-Adapt. If you need help getting started, explore code samples developed by our developers for processing, downloading, and visualizing Cal-Adapt data using the Python and JavaScript programming languages.

Cal-Adapt API documentation

3rd Party Integrations

The following packages enable working with the Cal-Adapt API using the R programming language and the ArcGIS Pro desktop software.

Cal-Adapt R package

ArcGIS Pro Extension