Teal: Explore climate data easily    

WHAT IS THE TEAL TOOL?

Teal is a free visual tool that enables you to explore climate variables and carbon emissions for the past 40+ years, from 1980 to near real time.

A global map shows climate data by country and sub-country. These show as temporal resolutions.

 

WHY CHOOSE THE TEAL TOOL?

Teal provides free access to easy-to-use climate data. You don’t need technical expertise in complex datasets to use Teal. . The hard work has already been done for you by WEMC climate data specialists. In a few clicks you can visualise and download the data, as well as graphs, that can be used to inform  your decisions.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Plan long and short term scenarios

Make management decisions

Raise awareness about climate change

Invest in infrastructure assets

WHERE DOES THE DATA COME FROM?

TEAL was built on previous C3S demo tools: the European Climatic Energy Mixes (ECEM, 2015-2018) demo http://ecem.wemcouncil.org

and the C3S Climate & Energy Educational Demo (2019-2020): https://edudemo.climate.copernicus.eu/

The carbon emission data comes from the Global Carbon Project (GCP, https://www.globalcarbonproject.org). The best and only reference to the data is https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-11-1783-2019 which is updated every year. Additional information can be found at the GCP budget page: https://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget

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Variable Fact Sheets

Click on an icon below to download a factsheet for that variable, containing definitions, fun facts, a glossary and more!

Climate Variables

The following climate variables can be selected via the Edu Demo: air temperature, wind speed (at 10m height), total precipitation and solar radiation. These are chosen both for their importance as climatic indicators, but also because the are the main factors affecting the energy variables displayed with the Edu Demo.

Air temperature is the main indicator of how the climate evolves. It is linked to electricity demand, and can also affect solar power production.

Wind speed provides an indication of the strength of the atmospheric circulation. It is also linked to wind power production.

Precipitation provides an indication of how wet or dry the earth system is. It is also linked to hydroelectric production (the latter is not currently available on the Edu Demo).

Solar radiation is the amount of energy coming from the sun that reaches the ground. It is also linked to solar power production.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a colourless, odourless and non-poisonous gas formed by combustion of carbon and in the respiration of living organisms and is considered a greenhouse gas. Emissions means the release of greenhouse gases and/or their precursors into the atmosphere over a specified area and period of time.

Why are there no USA states?

Currently we are working on sub-regional datasets for the top 11 countries (per km²) and will be included in an update soon:

  • Russia
  • Canada
  • China
  • USA
  • Brazil
  • Australia
  • India
  • Argentina
  • Kazakhstan
  • Algeria
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
Why is there only historical data?

Currently, Teal uses ERA5 historical reanalysis data from the Copernicus Climate Data Store.

In the future there will be climate projections and seasonal forecasts (for Europe) added.

Why does the data end at 2019?

At launch, Teal supports historical data until end 2019. However in future updates we will bring the available historical data close to ‘real-time’ (1 week lag).

Including the planned climate projections updates, this will expand the total covered time range to 1979 – 2100.

Current version: v1.0 (26/11/2020)

  • Update: Fixed seasonal map data points, so all seasons show
  • Update: About tab has been updated with links to Teal webpages
  • Update: Fixed Precipitation min/max values

Known issues: on mobile, the country plots change, using the drop down menu, but not the name of the country (after the switch to a new country)

 


 

Previous versions

v0.2 (09/10/2020)

  • Update: Fixed europe sub-regions (NUTS2)
  • Update: Fixed min/max issues on colour slider
  • Update: Removed unnecessary filter icons during tour

Known issues:

  • Kosovo not showing correct data
  • Some issues with the Precipitation min/max values

v0.1 (09/10/2020)

  • Update: Fixed missing countries
  • Update: Added max/min values to colour bar

Known issues:

  • Europe sub-regions not loading
  • Some issues with the mix max values on colour slider

v0.0 (05/05/2020)

Please contact us for more information and opportunities surrounding Teal. If you encounter any issues using the tool, these can often be resolved by refreshing the webpage. If you discover a persistent and repeatable bug, please send us a message, including your browser (eg Chrome, Firefox etc) , operating system (OSX, Windows, Linux) and device (PC, iPhone, tablet).