Climate Data Tool (CDT)

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.

Meteorologists at the National Meteorological Agency of Ethiopia are excited to use the latest technology products during a CDT training session.

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. 

Ongoing is support is also provided by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is a strategic partnership of CGIAR and Future Earth, led by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). The Program is carried out with funding by CGIAR Fund Donors, Australia (ACIAR), Ireland (Irish Aid), Netherlands (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade; Switzerland (SDC); Thailand; The UK Government (UK Aid); USA (USAID); The European Union (EU); and with technical support from The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). For more information, please visit https://ccafs.cgiar.org/donors.