Huge amounts of climate data is available for free to journalists and the general public. One challenge is finding easy-to-use data analysis tools that can effectively help users visualize the raw big data.
Massive quantities of climate data, much of it released by federal and state governments, awaits exploration and interpretation by the press, public agencies, and the general public. The challenge, however, can be finding analytics software that is easy to use, and produces understandable results, and can handle the volumes of big data available, often in very raw formats.
Author: Linda L. Briggs