Climate Engine

Posted on: 8/14/2023 - Updated on: 9/01/2023

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ClimateEngine allows researchers and natural resource managers to analyze and visualize complex satellite and climate data, helping users understand change in Earth’s landscapes over time.

The Climate Engine App is a no-code solution for cloud computing and visualization of climate and satellite Earth Observation data designed for academic and non-commercial research.

Climate Engine tools use Google Earth Engine for processing of satellite and climate data on a web browser and features mapping of environmental monitoring datasets. With fully customizable spatial and temporal analyses, the Climate Engine App enables users to produce maps and time series summaries from these datasets.

It provides on-demand mapping and plotting of hundreds of climate and satellite variables, enabling real-time analysis and monitoring to provide early warning indicators of climate impacts, such as vegetation, drought, snowpack, wildfire, ecological stress, agricultural production, and more. Users can also download or share results instead of processing entire data archives locally.


  • Visualize. Unprecedented access for visualizing and interacting with Earth observation datasets on the fly in your browser, with no additional software required. Provides capability for on-demand value, percentile, trend, and anomaly mapping.
  • Analyze. Generate advanced charts to crunch the numbers on the fly. Plot types include time-series plots, two-variable time-series plots, summary time-series plots, and two-variable scatterplots. Additional capabilities include significance testing in mapping and charting.
  • Export. You can do a lot with Climate Engine tools, but sometimes you just need the data somewhere else. You can export raster data as TIFF, PNG, and JPEG images and can export time-series data as CSV and XLSX data tables so that you can take your data into GIS, statistical software, and more.
  • Share. Every map and chart you produce in the Climate Engine App can be easily shared by creating a short link. Short links are unique links that can be used to allow your colleagues, friends, or future self to access your data at a later point and to increase reproducibility of your analysis.

Managing Organizations


Managing Organizations

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.

The BLM is responsible for managing the nation's public lands and resources in a combination of ways which best serve the needs of the American people. The BLM balances recreational, commercial, scientific and cultural interests and strives for long-term protection of renewable and nonrenewable resources, including range, timber, minerals, recreation, watershed, fish and wildlife, wilderness and natural, scenic, scientific and cultural values.

The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is a Federal agency that manages public lands in national forests and grasslands. The Forest Service is also the largest forestry research organization in the world, and provides technical and financial assistance to state and private forestry agencies. Gifford Pinchot, the first Chief of the Forest Service, summed up the purpose of the Forest Service—"to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."

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