Maps: Weather & Climate
Search below to find weather and climate maps. Return to the Map Library main page to search for maps by topic.
- In the Library
- Colorado & U.S. (online)
- International (online)
Maps of specific topics related to weather and climate include:
The Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) was developed for the purpose of defining and monitoring drought. Among others, the Colorado Climate Center, the Western Regional Climate Center, and the National Drought Mitigation Center use the SPI to monitor current states of drought in the United States.
The standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.
Create custom maps: Precipitation, Hazard Events, Hurricanes, Sea Temperature
Daily Weather Map
Environmental Data Explorer
(United Nations Environment Programme)
Display the data as maps, graphs, or tables.
Data category: Climate
The Climate Inspector is an interactive web application which expands GIS mapping and graphing capabilities to visualize possible temperature and precipitation changes throughout the 21st century.
"Includes free download of 53 georeferenced maps and image analysis software."
National Geographic MapMaker Interactive
Interactive Map, Layers include Physical Systems - Climate
SEDAC Map Client
(Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center)
Map Layer: Climate (choose from "theme" in top right).
World Data Center for Human Interactions in the Environment
(Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), a center within The Earth Institute at Columbia University)
Relevant maps in map gallery: Climate, Conservation, Poverty, Sustainability