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The tools presented below represent a portion of the tools available for the climate, agriculture and forestry sectors. The tools range from specialized calculators to maps, models and datasets estimating a variety of outputs (e.g., crop production, greenhouse gas flux, and species distribution). Certain tools may be more relevant to land managers to aid in year-to-year decision-making, while others are more useful for researchers studying agriculture and climate change. Keep in mind that all tools have limitations and make assumptions that may not be appropriate for an entity’s climate/region/crop/soil type. USDA does not endorse the tools presented below. The tool list is provided for informational purposes only, and is not exhaustive.
  • AgroClimate Carbon Footprint Calculator

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    Carbon Footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities such as agriculture, expressed in equivalent kg or tons of carbon dioxide. The Carbon Footprint…

  • AgroClimate- Climatology

    AgroClimate- Climatology

    Monthly ENSO-specific climate data for rainfall, minimum temperature, and maximum temperature were developed by AgroClimate using PRISM monthly data from 1950 to 2013. ENSO classification was based on multivariate ENSO…

  • CalAgroClimate

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    CalAgroClimate offers five tools for stakeholders: Heat Advisory, Frost Advisory, Crop Phenology, Pest Advisory, and Agroclimate Indicators.

  • Global Reservoirs and Lakes Monitor (G-REALM)

    A lake fills the foreground as a black and orange measuring tool displays the depth of the water.

    G-REALM is a program that uses satellite data to routinely track water levels of major lakes and reservoirs around the world. It is a collaboration between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural…

  • GIMMS Global Agricultural Monitoring

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    The Global Agricultural Monitoring (GLAM) system allows you to view satellite images showing the health and greenness of vegetation across the globe. It was developed by NASA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to…

  • Cornell Climate Smart Farming Decision Tools

    grape vines in Manheim, PA.

    The Cornell Climate Smart Farming online toolkit is designed to help farmers from the Northeast US improve their productivity and resiliency in the face of a changing climate. These decision support tools are used when…