New Tutorials for Using Subseasonal Climate Data

A new series of video tutorials, as well as a written walk-through, give step-by-step instructions for accessing, viewing and downloading subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) climate data. The tutorials use the International Research Institute for Climate and Society’s Data Library, which hosts S2S data from modeling centers around the world.

The written tutorial first appeared in the S2S Prediction Project newsletter. It details the steps for examining moisture flow at the start of the monsoon season in India. The video tutorials walk through various steps of using the IRI Data Library for S2S data more generally, such as visualizing forecasts, computing anomalies and downloading data in different kinds of formats.

Ángel Muñoz recorded the tutorials in order to in order to show the versatility of the IRIDL to access, visualize, analyze and download S2S data in a variety of formats, he said.

“These videos were recorded not only as an online resource for researchers interested in S2S data in the IRI Data Library, but also as additional resources for S2S trainings that we conduct in person, like the ones we’re helping to run in Ecuador, Singapore and Guatemala this year,” said Muñoz.

“We hope these videos will help a much broader community of researchers and practitioners to access these new types of forecasts through the IRI Data Library, toward developing better climate services to manage weather and climate risks,” said Andrew Robertson, who led the written tutorial with Muñoz and Michael Bell and is the co-chair of the S2S Prediction Project.