The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal is a user-friendly tool that allows the user to visualise historical climate data in the form of trends, running and long term averages. As the largest web based data source for the Pacific region this tool currently provides users access to more than 100 individual observation sites across the Pacific Islands and East Timor.
The website provides historical point-based data for climate observing sites across the Pacific. At present,climate variables available include temperatures, rainfall and Mean Sea-Level Pressure (MSLP), at daily, monthly, seasonal and annual timescales. Climate data is presented as time-series graphs and basic site information (metadata) is provided to assist users choose the most appropriate location.
- Relationship to other tools: The Pacific Climate Change Data Portal provides access to historic data which other tools such as Pacific Climate Futures Version 2 use to produce application-ready datasets.
The Pacific Climate Change Data portal was originally developed through the Pacific Climate Change Science Program (PCCSP, 2009-2011). Further developments took place through the Pacific-Australia Climate Change Science and Adaptation Planning Programme (PACCSAP).