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Determining the Optimal Number of Stations for the USCRN


  1. Determine the number of stations and the locations necessary to monitor and evaluate the annual climate trends and variations for the United States.
  2. Describe the number and location of stations to deploy annually.
  3. Determine the spatial density required to capture the regional climate signal.
Principal Investigator
Michael J. Janis - Southeast Regional Climate Center, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Columbia, SC
Kenneth G. Hubbard, High Plains Regional Climate Center,University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Kelly T. Redmond, Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV

Status: Ongoing (final report not yet available)