The Climate Data Tool
The Climate Data Tool (CDT) is a free, open source R package created specifically for national meteorological services. CDT allows these agencies to:
• Organize millions of station observations
• Assess data availability and highlight gaps in the observational record
• Assess and correct data-quality issues
• Combine station observations with proxies such as satellite rainfall and climate model reanalysis products in order to fill temporal and spatial gaps in the observational record
• Evaluate gridded products, including satellite, reanalysis and combined data products
• Extract data from gridded products, including satellite, reanalysis and combined data products, at any point, for selected a box, and for any administrative boundary
• Analyze and visualize station and gridded datasets.
CDT is a free and open-source R package. It was developed as part of the Enhancing National Climate Services (ENACTS) initiative by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Support has been provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS). CCAFS is led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and carried out with support from the CGIAR Trust Fund and through bilateral funding agreements. For more information, please visit https://ccafs.cgiar.org/donors.