New R package: Climate Futures Toolbox

New R package: Climate Futures Toolbox


The North Central Climate Adapatation Science Center (NC CASC) has released a new R package, Climate Futures Toolboxwith the goal to provide easy access to downscaled climate projections data (MACA) to support climate change analysis and scenario planning. This package allows you to:

·  Quickly acquire climate data subsets for a spatial region of interest, with first class support for US National Parks

·  Summarize climate data at daily timesteps, and compute derived quantities

·  Contrast reference and target time periods to understand differences in climate over time, and

·  Easily work with climate data, without having to worry about the details of how it is stored or formatted