IRI Climate and Society Map Room

The climate and society maproom is a collection of maps and other figures that monitor climate and societal conditions at present and in the recent past. The maps and figures can be manipulated and are linked to the original data. Even if you are primarily interested in data rather than figures, this is a good place to see which datasets are particularly useful for monitoring current conditions.

    Historical, current, and future climate conditions around the globe.
    This collection of maps provides information that can be used for humanitarian decision-making around the world, developed by the IRI and the IFRC. It also provides information on the types of early action that can be taken based on these maps.
    "ENSO" refers to the El Niño/Southern Oscillation, the cycle of warming and cooling events that take place over roughly 2-7 year intervals over the equatorial Pacific Ocean and the atmosphere above it. This year-to-year or multi-year variability in oceanic and atmospheric conditions has far-reaching impacts, called "teleconnections", on seasonal precipitation and temperature patterns in many areas of the globe.
    Climate affects health in a number of ways. These effects may be direct, as with heat stress, or indirect, as with infectious diseases such as malaria and meningitis.
    Climate may affect food security directly or indirectly.
    The variability of seasonal temperature and precipitation and the sub-seasonal statistics of these and other climate variables play a key role in the quality and quantity of agricultural output. This map room includes maps and analyses of seasonal statistics of historical temperature and precipitation, seasonal temperature and precipitation forecasts, and GCM skill maps for regions of Asia and South America, and a map of farming systems in Africa.
    The Climate and Fire Map Room includes two tools that can support a robust fire early warning system in Indonesia. The Indonesia Rainfall Analysis Tool provides maps and time series of recent rainfall in Indonesia and a fire risk map for Kapuas district in Central Kalimantan. The Predictive Tool for Fire Activity offers experimental forecasts of the likelihood of fire activity 1-2 months in advance in Kalimantan, Indonesia.