Weather & Climate Tools - A Collection by USDA Climate Hubs


The list of weather and climate tools compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Climate Hubs help all variety of agriculture professionals assess and navigate seasonal climate and weather events. 

San Francisco Weather

Areas of focus for these tools include:

  • Amonia gas monitoring
  • Heat stress on livestock
  • climate monitoring and modeling
  • Precipitation trends tracking and predictive modeling
  • Soil and vegetation monitoring


Related Methods

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Observation is an information-gathering technique based on personal or recorded observation through systematic documentation of visible social activity and behavior.
Predictive modeling is a technique that creates a model that can be used to project the future of hypothetical conditions. Models can be used to compare predicted impacts vs. actual impacts of a behavior or to perform an experiment that would not be feasible in the real world.

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