Climate Information Service
Established in 2007, the APEC Climate Center Data Service System (ADSS) aims to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date climate data and information. This service is provided by APCC to APEC member economies and interested institutes. ADSS provides a variety of climate information from near real-time climate monitoring data to climate forecasts. The data may be used to monitor evolving climate events, initialize subseasonal to seasonal and longer lead forecasts, create customized forecasts, and facilitate research on sub-seasonal to seasonal climate variability and predictability.
Data colleting platforms
A major motivation in the design of ADSS is to make data access easy for a wide range of forecast user communities. Climate information comes from a variety of sources including forecast models, in situ observation platforms, satellites and climate re-analyses, which are a blend of observational and model data. These different sources usually provide data according to their own conventions and formats. The ADSS strives to reduce complexities associated with such heterogeneous data by conducting suitable post-processing and reformatting. After this, data are available in a single uniform format. In the ADSS system, data is internally stored in the popular NetCDF format.