Simplifying Access and improving Usefulness of Climate Data

Enabling industry, research and academia to access climate projections up until 2100.

Simplifying Access and improving Usefulness of Climate Data

Enabling industry, research and academia to access climate projections up until 2100.

Meteomatics’ API provides access to weather and climate data across all timescales

Meteomatics Weather API is a unique capability, making weather and climate data available across all timescales, i.e historic (back to 1979), observations, real time, forecast, seasonal and climate projections (up until 2100). All through a single API endpoint, bringing a consistent approach to requesting meteorological data.

The addition of climate projections to Meteomatics API enables organisations throughout the world to more easily access and integrate climate projections into their business planning than ever before.

Meteomatics has applied its meteorological and data science expertise to improve the detail and relevance of climate projections,  by downscaling the parameters to 90 m, applying Meteomatics naming conventions to standardise the metadata and creating many useful derived parameters, increasing the usability and relevance of climate data.

Get started with our API today

 

Contact us for a free 14-day trial or to discuss your data requirements in more detail.

Meteomatics’ API provides access to weather and climate data across all timescales

Meteomatics API is a unique capability, making weather and climate data available across all timescales, i.e historic (back to 1979), observations, real time, forecast, seasonal and climate projections (up until 2100). All through a single API endpoint, bringing a consistent approach to requesting meteorological data.

The addition of climate projections to Meteomatics API enables organisations throughout the world to more easily access and integrate climate projections into their business planning than ever before.

Meteomatics has applied its meteorological and data science expertise to improve the detail and relevance of climate projections,  by downscaling the parameters to 90 m, applying Meteomatics naming conventions to standardise the metadata and creating many useful derived parameters, increasing the usability and relevance of climate data.

Get started with our API today

 

Contact us for a free 14-day trial or to discuss your data requirements in more detail.

Why integrate Meteomatics’ Climate Projection Data?

The UN has recognized that climate change is the ‘defining crisis of our time’ and has led to the agreement of landmark policy initiatives, such as the Paris Agreement in 2016. Helping narrow the gap between science and government policy to help address the climate crisis, whilst also generating greater awareness of the need for society to achieve more sustainability.

Yet, most businesses and organizations have been prevented from accessing and integrating climate projection data, due to the difficulty of obtaining data from climate modelling centers which can be hard to discover and download, often available in coarse resolutions, bespoke data formats and in large Grib files. 

Meteomatics recognises that it's crucial for climate projections to be made available using a more consumable method (API’s), to ensure industry and business can integrate future projections from a world leading climate modelling centre into their data infrastructures.

What climate projection data is available?

Meteomatics has added climate projections created by the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of Japan, part of the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

The climate data consists of scenarios of projected socioeconomic pathways (SSP’s) up to 2100. They are used to derive greenhouse gas emissions scenarios with different climate policies.

Meteomatics has significantly improved the usefulness of climate projection data, achieving a world first of making climate data available via a seamless weather API. Meteomatics has also created many useful derived parameters to increase the possible applications of climatological data, whilst also increasing the horizontal resolution of the climate projection data (down to 90 meters) to give users more detail on possible implications of a changing environment.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the SSP’s?

Shared Socioeconomic Pathways. Used to simulate the physics, chemistry and biology of the atmosphere, land and oceans in great detail, up until 2100.

These scenarios have been created by the World Climate Change Research Programme Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP). The climate projections of the Meteorological Research Institute of Japan (MRI) will be included in the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Assessment Report (AR6), which will be published in 2021. See also our documentation on climate data.

How do I download the data?

The data can be downloaded through our web browser or by using the available data connectors.

Please refer to our API documentation for further instructions on how to get started with the data

How is the climate data validated?

Since there are no observations in the future, a classic validation with measurements is not possible.

However, given the MRI (Meteorological Research Institute of Japan) ESM2.0 climate runs were undertaken within the CMIP6 model framework, comparability to other experiments is ensured.