Climate Engine

Project Description

Climate Engine ( is a free web application powered by Google Earth Engine that can be used to create on-demand maps and charts from publicly available satellite and climate data using a standard web browser. Climate Engine provides access to a variety of geospatial datasets that track vegetation, snow, and water across the planet, as well as climate datasets that track temperature, precipitation and winds. Datasets are stored and processed in the cloud, eliminating the need for users to download, store, and process large data files on their computers. Climate Engine was created by a team of scientists from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), University of Idaho, and Google.


Justin Huntington, Ph.D.
Co-Principal Investigator 


Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512


Hydrologic Sciences