MARISA Data & Tools

Mid-Atlantic communities are facing a changing climate with increasing hazards from extreme heat, heavy downpours, rising sea levels, and storm surge. Listed here are a variety of resources developed by the MARISA team that can help users understand, plan, and prepare for these and other hazards.

Chesapeake Bay Climate Adaptation Toolbox (CBCAT)

A tool focusing on Mid-Atlantic climate adaptation that is designed to help users identify the most appropriate and relevant decision-support tools for their needs.

Climate and Hazard Mitigation Planning (CHaMP)

A tool designed specifically to address the substantive and communications needs of individuals developing hazard mitigation plans as required by FEMA.

Community Climate Outlooks

An outreach product that provides information on climate change and its associated impacts for counties and selected cities in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

IDF Curve Tool

An interactive tool that makes climate-change informed intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) curves available to view and download for counties across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Virginia.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Climate Summaries

A quarterly series detailing the past season's weather and climate events for the greater Mid-Atlantic region. Includes topical deep-dives and interactive data tools.

Model Inventory and Selection Tool (MIST)

A collection of models, with a filter function, that are relevant for water management and decision making in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Mid-Atlantic region.

Realtime Data Map

Provides an easy-to-use interface for accessing a broad range of current weather, hydrological, and ocean data, as well as NOAA watches and warnings, for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and surrounding regions.