The ICNet is developing a variety of resources and tools related to climate change and infrastructure.
- Climate Maps & GIS Data: The
- Agency Reference Database:
- Climate Model Comparison Tool: View information on observational datasets, raw climate model output, and statistically downscaled climate model output.
- The ICNet Research Guide: This guide outlines the steps involved with conducting research related to infrastructure and climate change and provides useful resources. There are sections geared toward someone new to this field, a researcher who wants to conduct a pilot study, and a researcher planning a full study.
- A Guide to Creating Visuals in Plot.ly: This guide provides detailed instructions on using a free online application to easily create graphics for your projects, papers, and presentations.
- The Climate Change Analysis Technical Guide: Model Output, Pre-Processing, Analysis, and Displaying Results: This tool provides guidance for downloading climate data, using the appropriate CMIP data processing tool, and applying the data.
- Freeze-Thaw Case Study: A group of REU students conducted a research project during summer 2015 to investigate the potential impacts of climate change on freeze-thaw dynamics in the northeast. This information has important implications for setting winter weight premiums and spring load restrictions to protect people and infrastructure. The students documented their process and lessons learned so others can learn from their experience.
- The ICNet Guide to Climate Communications: The ICNet has compiled a list of best practices for communicating climate change and tailored them for researchers who might be presenting to industry professionals and agencies in transportation and infrastructure.
Additionally, the ICNet Webinar Series provides informative and interesting presentations about a range of topics.
If you need help with a study or project, you can request research support from the ICNet.
New tools will be added as available. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.