Characterization of environmental severity is a technical characteristic which can provide the basis for the selection of materials and protective measures in atmospheric environments subject to the demands of the specific application with regard to service life. It is important to note that, while environmental severity classification is a useful tool for these purposes, it is not indicative of absolute corrosion potential or total environmental severity. No method can accurately cover all situations that occur in natural environments and service conditions.
This tool uses the Integrated Surface Database (ISD) of the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). For more information see
www.ncdc.noaa.gov/isd. The Google Maps API is used for searching locations and displaying a map.