Sectoral & Regional
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.
Information Sheets (PDF format)
- 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.
Regional Climate Services Directors
The Nation's six Regional Climate Services Directors (RCSDs) are focused on developing regional climate products along with developing websites to enhance collaboration among regional institutions and programs and provide public access to critical data, research, and climate information. More information about these products will be available as their development continues.
The Eastern Region currently has the below resource available.
NEclimateUS.org or NExUS is a gateway to a range of information related to climate in the eastern United States. NExUS includes information on user needs for climate information, products and tools, current projects, and a list of regional partners.
The Pacific Region currently has the below resources available.
Pacific Climate Information System
The Pacific Climate Information System (PaCIS) provides NOAA and its partners a framework and strategic guidance for the development and implementation of an integrated program of climate observations, research, modeling, forecasting, operational services, assessment, information management, education, and outreach.
Pacific Islands Climate Website
The Pacific Islands Climate Website (PIKO) is a gateway to a broad range of information related to climate in the Pacific Islands. PIKO includes summaries of programs, projects, and activities, as well as products and services.
Pacific Storms Climatology Products
The Pacific Storms Climatology Products provide access to an integrated suite of products that delineate patterns and trends of storm frequency and intensity within the Pacific.