Climate Change and Carbon Tools

Adaptation Workbook

The online Adaptation Workbook walks users through a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, and to design management actions to respond to changing conditions.

California Avian Data Center

See current and future maps of bird species distributions, vegetation, or climate variables.

Canada's Plant Hardiness Site

Canada's plant hardiness map provides insights about what can grow where. It combines information about a variety of climatic conditions across the entire country to produce a single general map.

Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

The Climate Change Atlases can be used to examine the current distribution of tree and bird habitats in the eastern United States, and how tree and bird distribution might change in response to different climate scenarios.

Climate Impacts Group - Climate Change Scenarios

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) used global climate change models, driven by two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios to produce scenarios of future climate for the pacific northwest.

Climate Wizard

ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences to access climate change information and visualize climate impacts worldwide. It provides world maps for historic temperature and rainfall, in addition to future projections of temperature and rainfall. Maps are available for download.

COLE (Carbon OnLine Estimator)

COLEv2.0 enables the user to examine forest carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United States.

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC)

This Carbon Calculator provides quantitative data on carbon dioxide sequestration and building heating/cooling energy effects provided by individual trees.

Data Basin

The Data Basin Climate Center centralizes climate change-related datasets, maps and findings. Tools are provided to visualize, analyze, and communicate vulnerabilities, trends or predicted future scenarios at multiple scales.

ecoSmart Landscapes

The ecoSmart Landscapes tool can be used to calculate carbon dioxide sequestration and building energy savings provided by individual trees in California.

First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

FOFEM is a model that predicts first-order fire effects including tree mortality, fuel consumption, emissions (smoke) production, and soil heating caused by prescribed burning or wildfire.

FishXing - Fish Passage Learning Systems

The Fish Crossing software is designed to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage. It may be used as a component of a management approach to help fish species respond to climate changes.

Forecasts of Climate-Associated Shifts in Tree Species (ForeCASTS)

Using projections of future climate, ForeCASTS produces maps that depict future suitable habitat ranges for North American tree species in the United States and globally.

Forest CarbonPlus Calculator

The Forest CarbonPlus calculator can be used to calculate carbon emissions that are directly related to day-to-day operations of Forest Service facilities and activities of Forest Service employees.

Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO) and EVALIDator

These tools draw from US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data to produce estimates for selected forest attributes for an area of interest, including carbon stocks.

Forest Planner

The Forest Planner enables landowners to visualize alternative forest management scenarios for their properties and their effect on variables including timber stocking and yields, carbon storage, and fire and pest hazard ratings.

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models that allow a user to explore how silvicultural treatments may affect growth and yield and, therefore, carbon stocks.

ForWarn

ForWarn is a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides an overview of potential forest disturbances for the conterminous U.S.

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

This suite of tools uses fuels data to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions. The FFT integrates several tools that were previously stand-alone, including the FCCS.

Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas lets users explore, visualize and interpret national to global carbon emissions from both human activities and natural processes.

i-Tree

i-Tree is a peer-reviewed software suite that allows users to assess the benefits provided by urban trees. Some applications give estimates of the benefits that trees provide related to greenhouse gas mitigation and building energy savings

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools)

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program.

MC1 (MAPSS-Century 1)

MC1 was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function. Users can access maps, datasets, and publications that were created using this model.

NASA - CASA Global CQUEST - Carbon Query and Evaluation Support Tools

The CASA Global CQUEST application provides datasets and a geographical data viewer that support large-scale carbon inventory. Users can display global data on net primary productivity, net ecosystem productivity, and other variables interactively as a map and obtain data values in tabular format.

National Climate Change Viewer

This viewer allows users to visualize past and projected changes in climate and the water balance for any state, county and USGS Hydrologic Unit.

NorEaST - Stream Temperature Web Portal

NorEaST is being developed to provide a coordinated, multi-agency regional web portal to compile, store, map, and distribute continuous stream temperature locations and data across the Northeastern U.S.

NorWeST Stream Temperature

NorWeST aggregates stream temperature data from the Northwestern U.S. into a stream temperature database, and uses the data to develop stream temperature models.

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

These maps provide information on where suitable future climate may be located for specific tree species under different climate scenarios.

PRESTO Wood Carbon Calculator

PRESTO allows land managers and landowners to estimate the amount of carbon stored in harvested wood products. Carbon estimates are based on harvest volume, geographic region, and wood type.

SAVS: A System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change

SAVS uses an online questionnaire with 22 criteria to predict vulnerability or resilience of an individual species to future climate change. Numerical scores indicating vulnerability or resilience for terrestrial vertebrate species are generated.

Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

SNAP provides climate projections (temperature and precipitation) for Alaska and western Canada, using an ensemble of climate models (GCMs) and 3 emissions scenarios. Information is presented in a variety of formats.

Sea Level Rise and Lake Level Viewers

This data viewer can provide a preliminary look at sea level rise and how it might affect coastal resources across the United States (with the exception of Alaska and Louisiana). Data and maps can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.

Seedlot Selection Tool

The Seedlot Selection Tool (SST) can help users match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with appropriate planting sites based on climatic information.

TACCIMO: Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool and information service that provides science to support integration of climate change science into land management planning.

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator

The FSCC compares the effects of alternative management practices and wildfire regimes on carbon stores and balances in the forest (including vegetation and soil) and in forest products (including landfills and biofuels).

U.S. Forest Carbon Calculation Tool (CCT)

The Carbon Calculation Tool 2007, is a computer application that generates state-level annualized estimates of carbon stocks on forest land. It draws on the publicly available Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to calculate these estimates.

USA National Phenology Network Visualization Tool

The visualization tool provides an online map-based interface for USA National Phenology Network data observations collected across the United States. Users can explore recent trends related to climate variables.

Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) Ecosystem Services Model

WaSSI is a model that can be used to project the effects of forest land cover change, climate change, and water withdrawals on river flows, water supply stress, and ecosystem productivity. Users can define custom scenarios to run through the model's online interface.

Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

The WEPP model consists of multiple applications that can estimate erosion and sediment processes on hillslopes and small watersheds, taking into account climate, land use, site disturbances, vegetation, and soil properties.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

WICCI climate scientists have down-scaled global climate models to project how Wisconsin's climate has been changing and how it might change in the years to come.

Adaptation Workbook

The online Adaptation Workbook walks users through a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, and to design management actions to respond to changing conditions.

Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

The Climate Change Atlases can be used to examine the current distribution of tree and bird habitats in the eastern United States, and how tree and bird distribution might change in response to different climate scenarios.

COLE (Carbon OnLine Estimator)

COLEv2.0 enables the user to examine forest carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United States.

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC)

This Carbon Calculator provides quantitative data on carbon dioxide sequestration and building heating/cooling energy effects provided by individual trees.

ecoSmart Landscapes

The ecoSmart Landscapes tool can be used to calculate carbon dioxide sequestration and building energy savings provided by individual trees in California.

First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

FOFEM is a model that predicts first-order fire effects including tree mortality, fuel consumption, emissions (smoke) production, and soil heating caused by prescribed burning or wildfire.

FishXing - Fish Passage Learning Systems

The Fish Crossing software is designed to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage. It may be used as a component of a management approach to help fish species respond to climate changes.

Forecasts of Climate-Associated Shifts in Tree Species (ForeCASTS)

Using projections of future climate, ForeCASTS produces maps that depict future suitable habitat ranges for North American tree species in the United States and globally.

Forest CarbonPlus Calculator

The Forest CarbonPlus calculator can be used to calculate carbon emissions that are directly related to day-to-day operations of Forest Service facilities and activities of Forest Service employees.

Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO) and EVALIDator

These tools draw from US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data to produce estimates for selected forest attributes for an area of interest, including carbon stocks.

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models that allow a user to explore how silvicultural treatments may affect growth and yield and, therefore, carbon stocks.

ForWarn

ForWarn is a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides an overview of potential forest disturbances for the conterminous U.S.

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

This suite of tools uses fuels data to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions. The FFT integrates several tools that were previously stand-alone, including the FCCS.

i-Tree

i-Tree is a peer-reviewed software suite that allows users to assess the benefits provided by urban trees. Some applications give estimates of the benefits that trees provide related to greenhouse gas mitigation and building energy savings

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools)

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program.

MC1 (MAPSS-Century 1)

MC1 was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function. Users can access maps, datasets, and publications that were created using this model.

NorWeST Stream Temperature

NorWeST aggregates stream temperature data from the Northwestern U.S. into a stream temperature database, and uses the data to develop stream temperature models.

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

These maps provide information on where suitable future climate may be located for specific tree species under different climate scenarios.

PRESTO Wood Carbon Calculator

PRESTO allows land managers and landowners to estimate the amount of carbon stored in harvested wood products. Carbon estimates are based on harvest volume, geographic region, and wood type.

SAVS: A System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change

SAVS uses an online questionnaire with 22 criteria to predict vulnerability or resilience of an individual species to future climate change. Numerical scores indicating vulnerability or resilience for terrestrial vertebrate species are generated.

Seedlot Selection Tool

The Seedlot Selection Tool (SST) can help users match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with appropriate planting sites based on climatic information.

TACCIMO: Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool and information service that provides science to support integration of climate change science into land management planning.

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator

The FSCC compares the effects of alternative management practices and wildfire regimes on carbon stores and balances in the forest (including vegetation and soil) and in forest products (including landfills and biofuels).

U.S. Forest Carbon Calculation Tool (CCT)

The Carbon Calculation Tool 2007, is a computer application that generates state-level annualized estimates of carbon stocks on forest land. It draws on the publicly available Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to calculate these estimates.

Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) Ecosystem Services Model

WaSSI is a model that can be used to project the effects of forest land cover change, climate change, and water withdrawals on river flows, water supply stress, and ecosystem productivity. Users can define custom scenarios to run through the model's online interface.

Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

The WEPP model consists of multiple applications that can estimate erosion and sediment processes on hillslopes and small watersheds, taking into account climate, land use, site disturbances, vegetation, and soil properties.

California Avian Data Center

See current and future maps of bird species distributions, vegetation, or climate variables.

Canada's Plant Hardiness Site

Canada's plant hardiness map provides insights about what can grow where. It combines information about a variety of climatic conditions across the entire country to produce a single general map.

Climate Impacts Group - Climate Change Scenarios

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) used global climate change models, driven by two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios to produce scenarios of future climate for the pacific northwest.

Climate Wizard

ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences to access climate change information and visualize climate impacts worldwide. It provides world maps for historic temperature and rainfall, in addition to future projections of temperature and rainfall. Maps are available for download.

Data Basin

The Data Basin Climate Center centralizes climate change-related datasets, maps and findings. Tools are provided to visualize, analyze, and communicate vulnerabilities, trends or predicted future scenarios at multiple scales.

Forest Planner

The Forest Planner enables landowners to visualize alternative forest management scenarios for their properties and their effect on variables including timber stocking and yields, carbon storage, and fire and pest hazard ratings.

Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas lets users explore, visualize and interpret national to global carbon emissions from both human activities and natural processes.

NASA - CASA Global CQUEST - Carbon Query and Evaluation Support Tools

The CASA Global CQUEST application provides datasets and a geographical data viewer that support large-scale carbon inventory. Users can display global data on net primary productivity, net ecosystem productivity, and other variables interactively as a map and obtain data values in tabular format.

National Climate Change Viewer

This viewer allows users to visualize past and projected changes in climate and the water balance for any state, county and USGS Hydrologic Unit.

NorEaST - Stream Temperature Web Portal

NorEaST is being developed to provide a coordinated, multi-agency regional web portal to compile, store, map, and distribute continuous stream temperature locations and data across the Northeastern U.S.

Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

SNAP provides climate projections (temperature and precipitation) for Alaska and western Canada, using an ensemble of climate models (GCMs) and 3 emissions scenarios. Information is presented in a variety of formats.

Sea Level Rise and Lake Level Viewers

This data viewer can provide a preliminary look at sea level rise and how it might affect coastal resources across the United States (with the exception of Alaska and Louisiana). Data and maps can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.

USA National Phenology Network Visualization Tool

The visualization tool provides an online map-based interface for USA National Phenology Network data observations collected across the United States. Users can explore recent trends related to climate variables.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

WICCI climate scientists have down-scaled global climate models to project how Wisconsin's climate has been changing and how it might change in the years to come.

Section

All Tools

Adaptation Workbook

The online Adaptation Workbook walks users through a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, and to design management actions to respond to changing conditions.

California Avian Data Center

See current and future maps of bird species distributions, vegetation, or climate variables.

Canada's Plant Hardiness Site

Canada's plant hardiness map provides insights about what can grow where. It combines information about a variety of climatic conditions across the entire country to produce a single general map.

Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

The Climate Change Atlases can be used to examine the current distribution of tree and bird habitats in the eastern United States, and how tree and bird distribution might change in response to different climate scenarios.

Climate Impacts Group - Climate Change Scenarios

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) used global climate change models, driven by two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios to produce scenarios of future climate for the pacific northwest.

Climate Wizard

ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences to access climate change information and visualize climate impacts worldwide. It provides world maps for historic temperature and rainfall, in addition to future projections of temperature and rainfall. Maps are available for download.

COLE (Carbon OnLine Estimator)

COLEv2.0 enables the user to examine forest carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United States.

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC)

This Carbon Calculator provides quantitative data on carbon dioxide sequestration and building heating/cooling energy effects provided by individual trees.

Data Basin

The Data Basin Climate Center centralizes climate change-related datasets, maps and findings. Tools are provided to visualize, analyze, and communicate vulnerabilities, trends or predicted future scenarios at multiple scales.

ecoSmart Landscapes

The ecoSmart Landscapes tool can be used to calculate carbon dioxide sequestration and building energy savings provided by individual trees in California.

First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

FOFEM is a model that predicts first-order fire effects including tree mortality, fuel consumption, emissions (smoke) production, and soil heating caused by prescribed burning or wildfire.

FishXing - Fish Passage Learning Systems

The Fish Crossing software is designed to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage. It may be used as a component of a management approach to help fish species respond to climate changes.

Forecasts of Climate-Associated Shifts in Tree Species (ForeCASTS)

Using projections of future climate, ForeCASTS produces maps that depict future suitable habitat ranges for North American tree species in the United States and globally.

Forest CarbonPlus Calculator

The Forest CarbonPlus calculator can be used to calculate carbon emissions that are directly related to day-to-day operations of Forest Service facilities and activities of Forest Service employees.

Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO) and EVALIDator

These tools draw from US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data to produce estimates for selected forest attributes for an area of interest, including carbon stocks.

Forest Planner

The Forest Planner enables landowners to visualize alternative forest management scenarios for their properties and their effect on variables including timber stocking and yields, carbon storage, and fire and pest hazard ratings.

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models that allow a user to explore how silvicultural treatments may affect growth and yield and, therefore, carbon stocks.

ForWarn

ForWarn is a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides an overview of potential forest disturbances for the conterminous U.S.

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

This suite of tools uses fuels data to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions. The FFT integrates several tools that were previously stand-alone, including the FCCS.

Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas lets users explore, visualize and interpret national to global carbon emissions from both human activities and natural processes.

i-Tree

i-Tree is a peer-reviewed software suite that allows users to assess the benefits provided by urban trees. Some applications give estimates of the benefits that trees provide related to greenhouse gas mitigation and building energy savings

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools)

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program.

MC1 (MAPSS-Century 1)

MC1 was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function. Users can access maps, datasets, and publications that were created using this model.

NASA - CASA Global CQUEST - Carbon Query and Evaluation Support Tools

The CASA Global CQUEST application provides datasets and a geographical data viewer that support large-scale carbon inventory. Users can display global data on net primary productivity, net ecosystem productivity, and other variables interactively as a map and obtain data values in tabular format.

National Climate Change Viewer

This viewer allows users to visualize past and projected changes in climate and the water balance for any state, county and USGS Hydrologic Unit.

NorEaST - Stream Temperature Web Portal

NorEaST is being developed to provide a coordinated, multi-agency regional web portal to compile, store, map, and distribute continuous stream temperature locations and data across the Northeastern U.S.

NorWeST Stream Temperature

NorWeST aggregates stream temperature data from the Northwestern U.S. into a stream temperature database, and uses the data to develop stream temperature models.

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

These maps provide information on where suitable future climate may be located for specific tree species under different climate scenarios.

PRESTO Wood Carbon Calculator

PRESTO allows land managers and landowners to estimate the amount of carbon stored in harvested wood products. Carbon estimates are based on harvest volume, geographic region, and wood type.

SAVS: A System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change

SAVS uses an online questionnaire with 22 criteria to predict vulnerability or resilience of an individual species to future climate change. Numerical scores indicating vulnerability or resilience for terrestrial vertebrate species are generated.

Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

SNAP provides climate projections (temperature and precipitation) for Alaska and western Canada, using an ensemble of climate models (GCMs) and 3 emissions scenarios. Information is presented in a variety of formats.

Sea Level Rise and Lake Level Viewers

This data viewer can provide a preliminary look at sea level rise and how it might affect coastal resources across the United States (with the exception of Alaska and Louisiana). Data and maps can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.

Seedlot Selection Tool

The Seedlot Selection Tool (SST) can help users match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with appropriate planting sites based on climatic information.

TACCIMO: Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool and information service that provides science to support integration of climate change science into land management planning.

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator

The FSCC compares the effects of alternative management practices and wildfire regimes on carbon stores and balances in the forest (including vegetation and soil) and in forest products (including landfills and biofuels).

U.S. Forest Carbon Calculation Tool (CCT)

The Carbon Calculation Tool 2007, is a computer application that generates state-level annualized estimates of carbon stocks on forest land. It draws on the publicly available Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to calculate these estimates.

USA National Phenology Network Visualization Tool

The visualization tool provides an online map-based interface for USA National Phenology Network data observations collected across the United States. Users can explore recent trends related to climate variables.

Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) Ecosystem Services Model

WaSSI is a model that can be used to project the effects of forest land cover change, climate change, and water withdrawals on river flows, water supply stress, and ecosystem productivity. Users can define custom scenarios to run through the model's online interface.

Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

The WEPP model consists of multiple applications that can estimate erosion and sediment processes on hillslopes and small watersheds, taking into account climate, land use, site disturbances, vegetation, and soil properties.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

WICCI climate scientists have down-scaled global climate models to project how Wisconsin's climate has been changing and how it might change in the years to come.

Forest Service Tools

Adaptation Workbook

The online Adaptation Workbook walks users through a structured process to consider the potential effects of climate change on forest ecosystems, and to design management actions to respond to changing conditions.

Climate Change Tree Atlas and Bird Atlas

The Climate Change Atlases can be used to examine the current distribution of tree and bird habitats in the eastern United States, and how tree and bird distribution might change in response to different climate scenarios.

COLE (Carbon OnLine Estimator)

COLEv2.0 enables the user to examine forest carbon characteristics of any area of the continental United States.

CUFR Tree Carbon Calculator (CTCC)

This Carbon Calculator provides quantitative data on carbon dioxide sequestration and building heating/cooling energy effects provided by individual trees.

ecoSmart Landscapes

The ecoSmart Landscapes tool can be used to calculate carbon dioxide sequestration and building energy savings provided by individual trees in California.

First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

FOFEM is a model that predicts first-order fire effects including tree mortality, fuel consumption, emissions (smoke) production, and soil heating caused by prescribed burning or wildfire.

FishXing - Fish Passage Learning Systems

The Fish Crossing software is designed to assist engineers, hydrologists and fish biologists in the evaluation and design of culverts for fish passage. It may be used as a component of a management approach to help fish species respond to climate changes.

Forecasts of Climate-Associated Shifts in Tree Species (ForeCASTS)

Using projections of future climate, ForeCASTS produces maps that depict future suitable habitat ranges for North American tree species in the United States and globally.

Forest CarbonPlus Calculator

The Forest CarbonPlus calculator can be used to calculate carbon emissions that are directly related to day-to-day operations of Forest Service facilities and activities of Forest Service employees.

Forest Inventory Data Online (FIDO) and EVALIDator

These tools draw from US Forest Service Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Data to produce estimates for selected forest attributes for an area of interest, including carbon stocks.

Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS)

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a family of forest growth simulation models that allow a user to explore how silvicultural treatments may affect growth and yield and, therefore, carbon stocks.

ForWarn

ForWarn is a satellite-based monitoring and assessment tool that provides an overview of potential forest disturbances for the conterminous U.S.

Fuel and Fire Tools (FFT)

This suite of tools uses fuels data to let users perform a variety of calculations related to fire behavior and emissions. These include predicting surface and crown fire behavior, fuel consumption, and carbon emissions. The FFT integrates several tools that were previously stand-alone, including the FCCS.

i-Tree

i-Tree is a peer-reviewed software suite that allows users to assess the benefits provided by urban trees. Some applications give estimates of the benefits that trees provide related to greenhouse gas mitigation and building energy savings

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools)

LANDFIRE (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics mapping program.

MC1 (MAPSS-Century 1)

MC1 was created to assess the potential impacts of global climate change on ecosystem structure and function. Users can access maps, datasets, and publications that were created using this model.

NorWeST Stream Temperature

NorWeST aggregates stream temperature data from the Northwestern U.S. into a stream temperature database, and uses the data to develop stream temperature models.

Plant Species and Climate Profile Predictions

These maps provide information on where suitable future climate may be located for specific tree species under different climate scenarios.

PRESTO Wood Carbon Calculator

PRESTO allows land managers and landowners to estimate the amount of carbon stored in harvested wood products. Carbon estimates are based on harvest volume, geographic region, and wood type.

SAVS: A System for Assessing Vulnerability of Species to Climate Change

SAVS uses an online questionnaire with 22 criteria to predict vulnerability or resilience of an individual species to future climate change. Numerical scores indicating vulnerability or resilience for terrestrial vertebrate species are generated.

Seedlot Selection Tool

The Seedlot Selection Tool (SST) can help users match seedlots (seed collections from a known origin) with appropriate planting sites based on climatic information.

TACCIMO: Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options

The Template for Assessing Climate Change Impacts and Management Options (TACCIMO) is a web-based tool and information service that provides science to support integration of climate change science into land management planning.

The Forest Sector Carbon Calculator

The FSCC compares the effects of alternative management practices and wildfire regimes on carbon stores and balances in the forest (including vegetation and soil) and in forest products (including landfills and biofuels).

U.S. Forest Carbon Calculation Tool (CCT)

The Carbon Calculation Tool 2007, is a computer application that generates state-level annualized estimates of carbon stocks on forest land. It draws on the publicly available Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to calculate these estimates.

Water Supply Stress Index (WaSSI) Ecosystem Services Model

WaSSI is a model that can be used to project the effects of forest land cover change, climate change, and water withdrawals on river flows, water supply stress, and ecosystem productivity. Users can define custom scenarios to run through the model's online interface.

Watershed Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)

The WEPP model consists of multiple applications that can estimate erosion and sediment processes on hillslopes and small watersheds, taking into account climate, land use, site disturbances, vegetation, and soil properties.

Non-Forest Service Tools

California Avian Data Center

See current and future maps of bird species distributions, vegetation, or climate variables.

Canada's Plant Hardiness Site

Canada's plant hardiness map provides insights about what can grow where. It combines information about a variety of climatic conditions across the entire country to produce a single general map.

Climate Impacts Group - Climate Change Scenarios

The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) used global climate change models, driven by two greenhouse gas emissions scenarios to produce scenarios of future climate for the pacific northwest.

Climate Wizard

ClimateWizard enables technical and non-technical audiences to access climate change information and visualize climate impacts worldwide. It provides world maps for historic temperature and rainfall, in addition to future projections of temperature and rainfall. Maps are available for download.

Data Basin

The Data Basin Climate Center centralizes climate change-related datasets, maps and findings. Tools are provided to visualize, analyze, and communicate vulnerabilities, trends or predicted future scenarios at multiple scales.

Forest Planner

The Forest Planner enables landowners to visualize alternative forest management scenarios for their properties and their effect on variables including timber stocking and yields, carbon storage, and fire and pest hazard ratings.

Global Carbon Atlas

The Global Carbon Atlas lets users explore, visualize and interpret national to global carbon emissions from both human activities and natural processes.

NASA - CASA Global CQUEST - Carbon Query and Evaluation Support Tools

The CASA Global CQUEST application provides datasets and a geographical data viewer that support large-scale carbon inventory. Users can display global data on net primary productivity, net ecosystem productivity, and other variables interactively as a map and obtain data values in tabular format.

National Climate Change Viewer

This viewer allows users to visualize past and projected changes in climate and the water balance for any state, county and USGS Hydrologic Unit.

NorEaST - Stream Temperature Web Portal

NorEaST is being developed to provide a coordinated, multi-agency regional web portal to compile, store, map, and distribute continuous stream temperature locations and data across the Northeastern U.S.

Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

SNAP provides climate projections (temperature and precipitation) for Alaska and western Canada, using an ensemble of climate models (GCMs) and 3 emissions scenarios. Information is presented in a variety of formats.

Sea Level Rise and Lake Level Viewers

This data viewer can provide a preliminary look at sea level rise and how it might affect coastal resources across the United States (with the exception of Alaska and Louisiana). Data and maps can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.

USA National Phenology Network Visualization Tool

The visualization tool provides an online map-based interface for USA National Phenology Network data observations collected across the United States. Users can explore recent trends related to climate variables.

Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts

WICCI climate scientists have down-scaled global climate models to project how Wisconsin's climate has been changing and how it might change in the years to come.

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