Web Services

Climate Scenarios Service Description

The Lifemapper Climate Scenarios Service allows users to get a scenario or list scenarios that fit desired criteria. Each scenario is a collection of related environmental layers. The relationship between the layers is usually defined by a time period for which the environmental layers are applicable, the organization that created the scenario, and if it is a future scenario, the prediction of the environmental scenario. This predicted scenario could be one which the impact of humans continues growing at the current rate, reduces, or remains constant and really anything else along that range.

Getting a List of Scenarios

If you call https://data.lifemapper.org/api/v2/scenario/ with an HTTP GET request, a list of available scenarios will be returned. The items returned in this list can be filtered using a number of url parameters. A full list of the available filter parameters can be found in the Lifemapper Swagger IO documentation. You can get an idea of how the parameters work by visiting that page and experimenting with parameters in a web browser.

Getting an Individual Scenario

You will need the scenario id number to return an individual scenario. You can browse the list of scenarios to find the scenario you would like, and just copy and paste the link. Get an Individual Scenario Method explains in more detail how this service works.