As part of the desire to reach out to climate-sensitive users, NCDC has expanded its services to include sector-specific resources. Our products and services can also help you make decisions where climate is a crucial factor by ensuring you have all the information, historical and present, you need.
These resources provide information highlighting NCDC data and products that may be of interest to various sectors. This climate information can be used for a variety of applications including agriculture, civil infrastructure, coastal hazards, energy, health, insurance, litigation, marine and coastal ecosystems, national security, tourism, transportation, and water resources among other areas.
- Forests and Forest Ecosystems
- Civil Infrastructure
- Coastal Hazards
- Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
- National Security
- Water Resources
Other Sector Resources
- Sectors of Society on climate.gov
Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index (REDTI)
The REDTI is based on population weighted heating and cooling degree days, and is a valuable tool for explaining year-to-year fluctuations in energy demand for residential heating and cooling. Residential energy consumption is known to be highly correlated with heating and cooling degree days. Energy consumption increases as the number of heating and cooling degree days increases and falls as the number of heating and cooling degree days falls. Because of this strong relationship, seasonal changes in the REDTI can provide a good indication of the nation's fluctuating energy demands.