Tools for Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change

Title Tool Form Tool Theme Geo Focus Description Demo Link
Web based Forest Planning United States

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) provides scientific literature references and climate change projections for forest planning.

Actions Likely to Increase Plant and Animal Resilience to Climate Change
Web based conservation planning California

This map-viewer from The Nature Conservancy allows you to explore the results of a state-wide vulnerability assessment and see recommended conservation actions based on the study for any area in the state.

AdaptWest Ecoregion Climate Explorer
Web based historic and projected climate data Western North America

A tool for visualizing current and projected future climate data for North American ecoregions.

Web based Temperature, Snowpack, Precipitation, Wildfire California

CalAdapt provides tools to display colorful maps, map animations, and easy-to-read graphs that illustrate how the climate may change based on a variety of different potential social and economic factors.

CalAdapt Threatened Areas Maps
Web based Sea level rise California

Map tool displays areas that may be in threat of inundation during an extreme flood event (100 year flood).

Web based invasive plants California

Current distribution maps of 210 invasive plants, maps of suitable range in 2010 and 2050 climate for 79 species, reports of recommended eradication, surveillance, and containment targets for a user-defined region.

Climate Commons Hosted Datasets
Web based Climate change impacts, hydrology, species distribution, historic and projected climate data California

Provides viewing and download of spatial data useful for assessing climate change and its impacts at the watershed scale. Data available here include the Basin Characterization Model, conservation prioritization, and species distribution models.

Climate Wizard
Web based historic and projected climate data World, United States

Online mapping tool that lets you view historic and projected temperature and rainfall maps for anywhere in the world and download climate change maps. Data is course-scale.

Conservation Lands Network Explorer Tool
Web based conservation planning San Francisco Bay Area

Explore CLN data layers for a selected polygon including vegetation types, rarity rankings, protected lands, streams, topography, connectivity, and climate change indices; generate reports for your region of interest.

Data Basin Climate Center
Web based Climate change World

An online mapping and analysis environment with a large selection of datasets. Provides services in data processing and hosting, map creation and sharing, and training.

Future San Francisco Bay Tidal Marshes
Web based Tidal marshes San Francisco Bay and Estuary

Allows the user to select sea-level rise and sedimentation scenarios to examine future tidal marsh habitat change in the San Francisco Bay Estuary over the next 100 years.

Hazus-Multi-Hazard (MH)
Desktop GIS Economic loss, Preparedness, Natural Hazards United States

A powerful risk assessment methodology for analyzing potential losses from floods, hurricane winds, coastal surge and earthquakes.

Web based carbon sequestration Conterminous United States

A web-based visualization tool for assessing carbon storage and fluxes in the nation's ecosystems.

NatureServe Vista
Desktop GIS conservation planning United States

NatureServe Vista® is a free, ArcGIS extension that automates advanced spatial analyses for planners and managers.

NatureServe's Climate Change Vulnerability Index
Spreadsheet Species Vulnerability United States

Allows the user to apply information about a species’ natural history, distribution and landscape circumstances to predict whether it will likely suffer a range contraction, population reductions, or both during the coming years.

NOAA's Sea Level Rise and Coastal Flooding Impacts Viewer
Web based Coastal communities, Tidal marshes, Socioeconomics Coastal United States

Online map-generation software that overlays social and economic data onto potential sea level rise data for a view of impacts on communities and tidal marshes from inundation and tidal flooding.

Web based fisheries Coastal United States

Provides access to information about the distribution (latitude and depth) of marine species involved in commercial and recreational fishing over time.

Our Coast Our Future (OCOF)
Web based Sea level rise Coastal Central California

A decision support tool developed with the user community to support understanding of infrastructure and ecosystem vulnerabilities from sea level rise and storm hazards. The model incorporates factors such as water levels, wave heights, flooding, and erosion.

Riparian Restoration Design Database, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Spreadsheet restoration Sonoma County, Marin County

The Riparian Restoration Design Database helps restoration practitioners develop planting designs that are more resilient to climate change by selecting plants with a range of phenology, services, and requirements.

Sea Level Rise Projection Comparison Tool
Web based Sea level rise Coastal United States

These dynamic graphs from the OCOF Program provide a comparative look at some of the most commonly cited sea level rise reports.

Simple Population Model Tool for Four Marsh Bird Species
Spreadsheet birds, Tidal marshes San Francisco Bay and Estuary

This spreadsheet tool was created to enable managers to assess known and potential risks, and to evaluate the efficacy of proposed management actions to counteract threats to long-term viability of four key San Francisco Bay marsh species.

SLAMM - Sea Level Rise Affecting Marshes Model
Desktop GIS Tidal marshes Coastal United States

This mathematical model requires the use of MS Excel and ArcGIS. It uses digital elevation data and other information to simulate potential impacts of long-term sea level rise on wetlands and shorelines.

Web based Tidal marshes Coastal United States

A web browser-based application that provides tools for improved understanding of results from research projects that employ the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM).

The Land Use Portfolio Model
Desktop GIS Public Safety, Natural Hazards

A tool for modeling, mapping, and communicating risk designed to help public agencies and communities understand and reduce their vulnerability to, and risk of, natural hazards.

Threat Assessments on California Rangelands
Web based rangelands California Central Valley

This visualization tool allows the user to view changes in ecosystem services in rangelands within the Central Valley across scenarios and years.

USGS CASCaDE Potential Inundation due to Rising Sea Levels in the San Francisco Bay Region
Web based Sea level rise San Francisco Bay Area

This visualization shows a color-coded representation of vulnerability to inundation by average 100-year high-water levels for different amounts of sea level rise. Does not take levees into account; areas behind levees would only be inundated if those structures were to fail.

Web based climate-smart conservation World

This tool teaches key concepts and terminology needed for applying climate-smart conservation principles.