Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite (GLADS)

The Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite (GLADS) provides credible climate data from several public data sources to address the need for standardized historical and projected climate information for adaptation and resilience. The datasets within the GLADS are vetted by trusted regional experts, and this portal provides descriptions and access to the datasets for download. The data described below will be available for download at a later date through a user interface. It is available now by request (contact glisa-info@umich.edu). 

Background

Through a Data Management Mini-Grant from the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), GLISA has created the Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite (GLADS), which is a compilation of over-land and over-lake observational information within the Great Lakes Basin. GLADS integrates point-based and gridded observational datasets available through the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI, formerly NCDC), the Great Lakes Observing System (GLOS), the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), the Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Framework (GLAHF), and the Great Lakes Evaporation Network (GLEN) into a single Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite (GLADS). Each of these suites/frameworks of data has proven valuable to their own user networks. GLISA has standardized these regional data sets to the same time step, variables examined, data structure, and quality control processes to make the data more easily accessible and to increase the capacity of researchers to study lake, nearshore, and coastal interactions for climate adaptation efforts.

Point-Based Data Set

Global Historical Climatology Network Daily (GHCN-D) Station Observations

Averaging Period(s): Daily, Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: U.S. and Canadian Stations

National Data Buoy Centers Meteorological Buoy Observations

Averaging Period(s): Daily, Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes Basin

United States Geological Survey (USGS) Stream Gauges

Averaging Period(s): Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes Region

Spatially-Aggregated Data Set

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) U.S. Climate Divisions

Averaging Period(s): Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: US State Climate Divisions

GLERL Great Lakes Dashboard Lake Ice

Averaging Period(s): Monthly, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes

GLERL Great Lakes Dashboard Lake Levels

Averaging Period(s): Monthly, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes

GLERL Great Lakes Dashboard Lake Temperature

Averaging Period(s): Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes

Gridded Data Set

Climate Forecast System Reanalysis Version 1 (CFSRv1)

Averaging Period(s): Daily, Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes Basin

Climate Forecast System Reanalysis Version 2 (CFSv2)

Averaging Period(s): Daily, Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes Basin

University of Delaware Air Temperature and Precipitation Model

Averaging Period(s): Monthly, Seasonal, Annual
Spatial Expanse: Great Lakes Basin