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.
Resources for Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
Heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineers rely on global weather and climate information for a variety of purposes, including building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration, and sustainability. Engineers may find these resources helpful in their efforts to advance building standards and technologies.
Workshops and Forums
NCDC hosts workshops and forums in conjunction with its partners to specifically aid businesses and decision makers in engaging with climate data and information. The links below provide more information on these workshops and forums.
- 2013 Climate Data and Applications Workshop—Precipitation
- 2013 Executive Forum on Business and Climate—Business Resilience
- 2013 Executive Forum on Business and Climate
- 2013 Frost and Freeze Data Users Workshop
- 2012 Storm and Severe Weather Data Users Workshop
- 2012 Alternative Climate Normals Workshop
- 2012 Executive Roundtable on Climate, Private Sector Engagement, and Strategic Forecasting
- 2012 A Growing Interest 2: Climate and Economic Impacts on the Plant Sector