Sectors like agriculture, health and water resources want information on how climate extremes affect their operations. But information on extremes is often buried in meteorological data and is not directly applicable to specific sectors. Climpact has been developed to address these concerns.

The Climpact2 open source package for R reads in meteorological data (daily minimum and maximum temperatures, as well as daily precipitation) and delivers the frequency, duration and magnitude of various climate extremes that are directly relevant to each sector. Indices calculated by Climpact are available at both monthly and annual timescales.

Team photo of the Expert Team on Sector-Specific Climate Indices (ET-SCI)

The Expert Team on Sector-Specific Climate Indices (ET-SCI)

The climate extremes indices calculated by Climpact have been recommended by the World Meteorological Organization's Expert Team on Sector-Specific Climate Indices (ET-SCI) in conjunction with sector experts.

The ET-SCI is an international team of climate scientists dedicated to improving the availability and consistency of sector-specific climate indices through the creation of software, regional workshops, research, and training materials.

The ET-SCI currently includes:

Associated Experts include:

Climpact and ET-SCI resources for download

Posters and flyers explaining climpact and the role of the ET-SCI are available for download:

What is the ET-SCI

A flyer on the ET-SCI's mission and activities.

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Who are the ET-SCI

A flyer on the team members of the ET-SCI.

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What is an index?

A flyer explaining the indices calculated by Climpact.

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Climpact poster

A poster explaining the use and value of Climpact.

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ET-SCI poster

A poster explaining the use and value of Climpact.

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