IRI Data Library & Maprooms
- 10-daily RFE Maproom: Shows 10-daily data across Somalia & at a point
- 10-daily RFE anomaly: The difference between the current 10 days & the average since 2000
- Vegetation Data: Shows general and region specific vegetation data. Also check out GIEWS if this is not working
The IRI Data Library is a powerful and freely accessible online data repository and analysis tool that allows a user to view, analyze, and download hundreds of terabytes of climate-related data through a standard web browser. It has two components, the Map Rooms and the Library:
These are pre-made Data Library maps for different end-users. They contain custom datasets or visualisations and can be a useful quick look.
This is where all the raw data is stored for hundreds of well-known climate datasets. An individual dataset can be examined, visualised, subset to individual regions, downloaded and more. It's the way that Helen & Andrew would look at climate data. One thing we could work on is building some tutorials.
- These are custom analyses designed to be exactly what's needed by an end-user.
- They include all the information about where the data comes from.
- They're user-friendly - you just click and look at them
- They can be slow and sometimes buggy. Sometimes datasets don't load.
- The existing map-rooms aren't exactly what Concern Worldwide needs
- The vast number of datasets and ability to do whatever you need at different levels of technical ability.
- Once you know how to use it for one dataset, you can use it for any dataset, the steps you take will be identical.
- The IRIDL works by changing the site's URL. You can also click through to create an analysis, then the URL will take you back to that exact analysis.
- It can be slow and sometimes buggy. Sometimes datasets don't load.
- It's a steep learning curve.