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Product/Service SimCLIM
Organization hosts the tool CLIMsystems Ltd.
www.climsystems.com
Contact person soumik@climsystems.com
Tool description Climate variables (monthly averages)  
precipitation (mm)
mean temperature (°C)
minimum temperature (°C)
maximum temperature (°C)
on request: solar (W/m2), relative humidity (%), wind (m/s)      
Areas (all AR5) GCM and where available RCM data
Global (0.5x0.5 degrees; ca. 50x50km) area provided with annual license
Additional cost: all countries are available (varying resolution, most 1x1 km)
some continents are available
some countries include their states
Functions
spatial scenarios (given year, emission scenario, climate sensitivity and GCMs)
site specific scenario (given location, emission scenario, climate sensitivity and GCMs)
site specific sea level rise (with/without Vertical Land Movement)
site data (import, browse, analytics)
extreme events (analytics, without/with climate change)
Impact Models  
rain water tank (site specific)
water balance (spatial)
coastal erosion (site specific)
degree day (site specific & spatial)
Links for SimCLIM:       
DSSAT
DHI
GIS (export spatial data)
Excel
eWater 

Product/Service SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Climate
Organization hosts the tool CLIMsystems Ltd.
www.climsystems.com
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Tool Description Climate variables (monthly averages)
precipitation (mm)
mean temperature (°C)
minimum temperature (°C)
maximum temperature (°C)
on request: solar (W/m2), relative humidity (%), wind (m/s)
Areas (all AR5) GCM and when available RCM data  
comes with Global (0.5x0.5 degrees; ca. 50x50km)  
can read all SimCLIM2013 areas
Functions
spatial scenarios (given year, emission scenario, climate sensitivity and GCMs)
ensembles on the fly
percentile results for ensembles
Models 
ArcGIS functionality
Product/Service SimCLIM for ArcGIS/Marine
Organization hosts the tool CLIMsystems Ltd.
www.climsystems.com
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Tool Description Marine variables
net primary production of carbon by phytoplankton (gC/m3/day)
dissolved nitrate concentration at surface (mmol/m3)
dissolved oxygen concentration at surface (mol/m3)
pH at surface
dissolved phosphate concentration at surface (mmol/m3)
total alkalinity at surface (mol/m3)
dissolved iron concentration at surface (umol/m3)
dissolved silicate concentration at surface (mmol/m3)
sea surface temperature (°C)
sea level rise (cm) with vertical land movement   
Areas (all AR5)    
only global (0.25x0.25 degrees; ca. 25x25km)
Functions
spatial scenarios (given year, emission scenario and GCMs)
ensembles on the fly
percentile results for ensembles
extrapolated global coverage to simplify coast-line alignment
min/mean/max over the months
Models 
ArcGIS functionality
Product/Service DSSAT Perturb Tool
Organization hosts the tool CLIMsystems Ltd.
www.climsystems.com
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Tool Description Easily and with scientific rigour, explore future climates against your DSSAT crop files. Simply select your weather file, the Global Circulation Model(s), create an ensemble if you wish to use more than one climate model (highly recommended), choose at representative concentration pathway (RCP 2.6, 4.5, 6.0 or 8.5), your year for analysis (to 2100) and perturb your weather file.

'What if' questions about how crops might respond to a different climate regime while controlling for other variables within DSSAT. For example, you may like to explore how precipitation, temperature and solar radiation may change in your area under a representative concentration pathway (RCP) of 8.5 in the year 2040. You can quickly change one or more of the climate change parameters (the GCMs applied, the RCP, the year) and run another perturbation and rerun your DSSAT model with the perturbed file.
Product/Service ExtendWeather Sub-seasonal and Seasonal Forecasting
Organization hosts the online service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://extendweather.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
On line service Description Sub Seasonal and Seasonal Forecasting
The sub-seasonal to seasonal timescale provides a unique opportunity to capitalise on the expertise of the weather and climate research communities, and to bring them together to improve predictions on a timescale of particular relevance to the Global Framework for Climate Services (World Meteorological Organisation, 2012).
  • Based on Climate Forecast System (CFSv2) data product, ground observations, and remote sensing
  • Translate into broad use of the resulting information in decision-making
  • Risk based  seasonal climate forecasting technologies
  • Link with end users’ needs and interests, while considering the broader contexts and practical constraints of everyday lives
  • Customizable local interpretation and report
Critical climate variables updated every ten days from the latest CFSv2 downscaled model outputs:
  • Precipitation anomalies
  • Temperature anomalies
  • Potential evapotranspiration deficit anomalies
  • Wind anomalies
  • Other variables available upon request.
Updated Every Ten Days
The team at ExtendWeather ingests global data that is generated four times every day. Every ten days there are 40 global runs that we then process to generate a ten day update of our forecast maps. That means there is an ensemble of 40 model runs we draw upon and then downscale using proprietary methods to generate the high quality five kilometre resolution maps we supply.
Product/Service Sub-daily to Multiple Day Extreme Event Climate Change Analysis Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description
  • Proprietary climate change projections based on downscaled sub-daily to daily GCM/RCM output
  • Multiple distributions fitting and testing
  • Multiple station/duration regional analysis
  • Bootstrapping confidence intervals
  • Intensity density function chart generation
  • Time series analysis utilities
Product/Service Drought Monitoring and Analysis Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description Main functions of Drought Assessment Tool include:
  • Spatial Calculation
  • Time slice extraction from long term spatial data
  • Spatial data visualization
  • Spatial data animation (movie maker)
  • Single station calculation
  • Singe station data plotting
  • Site specific calculation
Output variables
  • Precipitation(input data, unit: mm)
  • Potential evapotranspiration (input data, unit: mm)
  • Soil Moisture Index (input data, -150.0---150.0 unit: mm)
  • SPI Standardised Precipitation Index (output: value range -3.0 to +3.0)
  • Standardised precipitation evapotranspiration index (output, value range -3.0 to +3.0)
  • Standardised Pasture Growth Index available (output: value range 0.0 to 1.0)
Product/Service Sea Level Rise and Extreme Sea Level Analysis Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/, http://slr.climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description The sea level rise data is based on the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC and expresses the value in 2100 applying an ensemble of 28 general circulation models (GCMs) and the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 8.5 with a high sensitivity. All the sea level/climate data has been processed following Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidelines.

Extreme sea levels analysis tool includes historical storms surge, high tide events, and sea levels changes caused by lower atmospheric pressure and severe winds during storms in climate scenarios.  
Product/Service SWAT and Water Resources Modeling and Data Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description
  • Apply and modify SWAT for development projects and research
  • Link SWAT with downscaled climate change data for water resources modelling
  • Provide SWAT Bias corrected climate change input data for project

Product/Service Climate and Asset Risk Assessment Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description Risk management has become an integral part of good asset risk management practice. It is reaffirmed by the trend towards industry leading practices and standards that have emerged. With ISO55000, asset management now has own International Standard, which can be seen as a real milestone in recognition of asset management as a fully-fledged discipline.  

The full potential of quantitative risk assessment is not yet explored although it can bring huge benefits to an organization.
CLIMsystems has a fully developed methodology and reporting matrix that can include any of the following with each asset analyzed as a discrete case:
  • Mean temperature
  • Extreme heat with days > 35 C
  • Annual rainfall
  • Extreme daily rainfall
  • Sea level rise (SLR) for coastal assets
  • Extreme rainfall sub-daily (applied in assessing roof and roof drainage design)
  • Rainfall intensity, duration, frequency analysis (applied in design of drainage requirements)
  • Daily rainfall distribution (magnitude and frequency) in relation to rain water collection designs
  • Degree day calculations (applied in assessing cooling requirements for air conditioning and changes in length of cooling/heating season)
  • Change in Solar Power Potential (from climate change)
  • Forest Fire Danger Index (FFDI) for bushfire risk analysis
Results are provided in a tabular format. A summary table (simplifying the comparison between the assets) is also included. Historical incidents images of hail, wind and tornados can be provided to illustrate the potential risks of these hazards to the assets for sites where such data is available.
Dashboards with maps and charts can also be generated.

Product/Service City Climate Change Assessment Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description The first step in any adaption project is a risk assessment. We offer a unique service for gaining an understanding of your urban place and its potential exposure to the risks posed by climate change. The report that is generated covers temperature and precipitation and sea level rise if it pertains to your place (not every urban area has exposure to risks represented by sea level rise).
Parameters of the Report
Temperature
  • Increase in monthly and annual average daily maximum temperature
  • Increase in number of days over threshold
  • Increase in extreme temperature for 5-day event
  • Increase in degree-days over threshold, as change-factor
  • Change in wet-bulb temperature distribution
Precipitation
  • Monthly and annual change in precipitation
  • Increase in magnitude of daily extremes (%change) for different return periods
  • Sea level rise
Other
  • Change in wind speed
  • Climate comparable cities
  • Cities with the current climate of your city
  • Cities with the future climate of your city
Your report will be generated by the climate scientists at CLIMsystems using the very latest CMIP5 data and methods. The report will include details on what data was applied so you will have confidence in the underlying science. It will also include robust description of what parameter is being examined and its significance.
http://www.climsystems.com/adaptationatlas-support-services/report/

Product/Service UrbanCLIM: Decision Support Service for Urban Policy Makers
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/, www.igci.org.nz
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description An open framework, allowing for multi-scale, multi-disciplinary impact assessment, which can be customized case-by-case to suit each city:
  • Climate change uncertainty analysis building on GCM and RCM climate change scenarios;
  • GIS interoperability;
  • Visualization and further analysis options for the assessment of results;
  • Integration of risk and cost-benefit analysis tools.
  • Modular design to build on and link to existing models and related applications;
  • Integrated analysis enabling testing of adaptation and mitigation options against socio-economic drivers, likely sectoral impacts, and existing goals for sustainable development;
Users can create a new study or project by right clicking on the studies, include documentation, and models, and then it can be exported and imported.
Product/Service GCM Daily Data Bias Correction and Spatial Downscaling Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description The bias corrected daily GCM data can be used as the input for hydrological modelling, such as SWAT, and crop modelling, such as DSSAT, or other models needing daily climate change scenario data as input.

An equal distance-based CDF mapping method (EDCDF) is applied to correct the daily time series of precipitation and temperature data from GCMs based on historical station observation or gridded data. This method was different from the traditional method in that the information from the CDF of the downscaled projection was also incorporated into the BC procedure. The innovative method has been applied successfully in a number of projects.

Product/Service Corporate Climate Risk Disclosure Service
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description We provide:
  • Climate risk data subscription
  • Reporting disclosure
  • Climate risk intelligence
  • Climate risk management
The reporting process
  • Enterprise context: Understand organizational objectives and the external and internal environment
  • Identification: Find, recognize, and describe risk including sources, events, causes and consequences
  • Analysis: Comprehend the nature of risk and determine the level of a risk; determine the risk’s potential impact and likelihood
  • Evaluation: Compare the results of risk analysis with risk criteria to determine whether the risk is acceptable; prioritize risks
  • Responses: Modify the risk by either mitigating, avoiding, transferring or accepting the risk
  • Monitoring: Continually check the status of a risk to identify change from the performance level required
  • Reporting, disclosure and communication: Inform and engage in dialogue with stakeholders regarding the status of risks and their management
Data source systems
Climate Observations, Disaster and Risk Data, Seasonal Climate Forecast, Climate Change Projection Data; Socio-economic, Environmental Data

Product/Service Climate Change Scenario and Baseline Data Generation
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description
  • High resolution spatial climate change scenarios, based on public available GCM or RCM data or customer provided climate change model data.
  • High resolution baseline data according to user provided historical observation data or public available data.
  • GIS compatible format and SimCLIM format
Product/Service Blended Weather File with Climate Change for Infrastructure Design
Organization hosts the service CLIMsystems Ltd.
http://climsystems.com/
Contact person peter@climsystems.com
Service Description In order to design a climate proof and energy efficient infrastructure in the climate changing world, detailed historical weather data need to be blended with climate change factors.

Climate Changed Weather Production of seasonal or monthly change factors (percentage or absolute change) in the following variables by statistical downscaling of GCM data:
  • Average daily dry bulb temperature
  • Daily minimum and maximum dry bulb temperature
  • Humidity (wet bulb temperature or relative humidity)
  • Cloud cover or solar radiation
  • Air pressure
  • Wind speed