Climate Engine is a partnership between the Desert Research Institute, University of Idaho, and Google that started through a Google Faculty Research award White House Climate Initiative. ClimateEngine.org is one of numerous research and application products that have resulted from this initiative and public-private partnership. Climate Engine allows users to analyze and interact with climate and earth observations for decision support related to drought, water use, agricultural, wildfire, and ecology.
In an era of increasing wealth of earth observations, approaches for quickly accessing, analyzing and visualizing these environmental data to better inform decision making at relevant scales is lacking. Climate Engine created the Climate Engine Application to enable users to quickly process and visualize satellite earth observations and gridded weather data for environmental monitoring and to improve early warning of drought, wildfire, and crop-failure risk. Instead of processing entire archives, focus on data discovery and answers.