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Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations | CLIMAS

Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations

Visualization and Analysis Tools for the North American Monsoon - Integrating Citizen Science Data and Observations

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This project aggregated data from numerous sources and created an improved visualization of monsoon heterogeneity for multiple regions in southern Arizona. Researchers identified a range of datasets, developed a data scraping and organization protocol, and curated these data into a dataset to be queried, visualized, or analyzed by current project personnel or anyone with access via the closed database API. The API is being finalized for public consumption. While the data visualization tools are available to the general public, the API will also grant access to any researcher interested in using these data for their own research or proposal development. These efforts resulted in significant improvements in small scale estimations and visualizations for monsoon precipitation.

The Monsoon Viewer shows current monsoon precipitation patterns, based on specific requests from National Weather Service as well as other emergency management stakeholders. They want next day decision support tools for post-event management – researchers designed the viewer with this application in mind. We are exploring a real-time use for the dataset, but the focus is on short term post-event recovery and management.  http://monsoon.environment.arizona.edu/  

The Southwest U.S. Summer Monsoon Season Precipitation Mapping Tool. This mapping tool is a near real-time monsoon season precipitation mapping system developed in May 2019. https://cals.arizona.edu/climate/misc/SWMonsoonMaps/current/swus_monsoon....