When using USCRN data in any written work, please reference:

Diamond, H. J., T. R. Karl, M. A. Palecki, C. B. Baker, J. E. Bell, R. D. Leeper, D. R. Easterling, J. H. Lawrimore, T. P. Meyers, M. R. Helfert, G. Goodge, and P. W. Thorne, : U.S. Climate Reference Network after one decade of operations: status and assessment. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94, 489-498.
doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00170.1

If you are using the soil products, please also reference:

Bell, J. E., M. A. Palecki, C. B. Baker, W. G. Collins, J. H. Lawrimore, R. D. Leeper, M. E. Hall, J. Kochendorfer, T. P. Meyers, T. Wilson, and H. J. Diamond. : U.S. Climate Reference Network soil moisture and temperature observations. J. Hydrometeorol., 14, 977-988.
doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0146.1

USCRN-Related Publications

Bell, J. E., R. D. Leeper, M. A. Palecki, E. Coopersmith, T. Wilson, R. Bilotta, and S. Embler, . Evaluation of the 2012 drought with a newly established national soil monitoring network. Vadose Zone J., 7 p.
doi: 10.2136/vzj2015.02.0023

Bilotta, R., J.E. Bell, E. Shepherd, and A. Arguez, : Calculation and evaluation of an Air-Freezing Index for the 1981-2010 climate normals period in the conterminous United States, 2015: J. Appl. Clim. Meteor., 54, 69-76.
doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0119.1

Chan, S. K., R. Bindlish, P. E. O'Neill, E. Njoku, T. Jackson, A. Colliander, F. Chen, M. Burgin, S. Dunbar, J. Piepmeier, S. Yueh, D. Entekhabi, M. H. Cosh, T. Caldwell, J. Walker, X. Wu, A. Berg, T. Rowlandson, A. Pacheco, H. McNairn, M. Thibeault, J. Martínez-Fernández, Á. González-Zamora, M. Seyfried, D. Bosch, P. Starks, D. Goodrich, J. Prueger, M. Palecki, E. E. Small, M. Zreda, J. Calvet, W. T. Crow, and Y. Kerr, 2016: Assessment of the SMAP Passive Soil Moisture Product. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., 54 (8), 4994-5007.
doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2561938

Collow, T. W., A. Robock, J. B. Basara, and B. G. Illston (), Evaluation of SMOS retrievals of soil moisture over the central United States with currently available in situ observations, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D09113.
doi: 10.1029/2011JD017095

Coopersmith, E. J., M. H. Cosh, and J. E. Bell, 2015: Extending the soil moisture data record of the Climate Reference Network (CRN) and the Soil Climate Analysis Network (SCAN). Adv. Water Res., 79, 80-90.
doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.02.006

Coopersmith, E. J., M. H. Cosh, R. Bindlish, and J. Bell, 2015: Comparing AMSR-E soil moisture estimates to the extended record of the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). Adv. Water Res., 85, 79-85.
doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.09.003

Gallo, K. P., : Evaluation of temperature differences for paired stations of the U.S. Climate Reference Network. J. Climate, 18, 1629-1636.
doi: 10.1175/JCLI3358.1

Gallo, K., R. H., D. Tarpley, Y. Yu, : Evaluation of the relationship between air and land surface temperature under clear- and cloudy-sky conditions. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 50, 767-775.
doi: 10.1175/2010JAMC2460.1

Guillevic, P. C., J. L. Privette, B. Coudert, M. A. Palecki, J. Demarty, C. Ottle, and J. A. Augustine, : Land surface temperature product validation using NOAA's surface climate observation networks—Scaling methodology for the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Rem. Sens. Env., 124, 282-298.
doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.05.004

Hausfather, Z., K. Cowtan, M. J. Menne, and C. N. Williams Jr., 2016: Evaluating the impact of U.S. Historical Climatology Network homogenization using the U.S. Climate Reference Network. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 1695-1701.
doi: 10.1002/2015GL067640

Heim, R. R., : New network to monitor climate change. EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophys. Union, 82, 143.
doi: 10.1029/EO082i012p00143

Hubbard, K. G., X. Lin, C. B. Baker, : On the USCRN temperature system. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 22, 109-1100.
doi: 10.1175/JTECH1715.1

Leeper, R.D., J. Kochendorfer, : Evaporation from weighing precipitation gauges: impacts on automated gauge measurements and quality assurance methods. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 8, 2291-2300.

Leeper, R.D., M.A. Palecki, and E. Davis, : Methods to calculate precipitation from weighing bucket gauges with redundant depth measurements. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 32, 1179-1190.
doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00185.1

Leeper, R.D., J. Rennie, and M.A. Palecki, : Observational perspectives from U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) and Cooperative Observer Program (COOP) Network: Temperature and precipitation. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 94, 703-721.
doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00172.1

Lin, X., K. G. Hubbard, : Sensor and electronic biases/errors in air temperature measurements in common weather station networks. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 21, 1025-1032.
doi: 10.1175/1520-0426(2004)021%3C1025:SAEEIA%3E2.0.CO;2

Menne, M. J., C. N. Williams, Jr., and M. A. Palecki, . On the reliability of the U.S. surface temperature record. J. Geophys. Res., 115, D11108.
doi: 10.1029/2009JD013094

Otkin, J., M. C. Anderson, J. R. Mecikalski, and G. R. Diak, : Validation of GOES-based insolation estimates using data from the U.S. Climate Reference Network. J. Hydrometeor., 6, 460-475.
doi: 10.1175/JHM440.1

Palecki, M. A., and P. Y. Groisman, : Observing climate at high elevations using United States Climate Reference Network approaches. J. Hydrometeor., 12, 1137-1143.
doi: 10.1175/2011JHM1335.1

Palecki, M. A., and J. E. Bell, : U.S. Climate Reference Network soil moisture observations with triple redundancy: measurement variability. Valdose Zone Journal, 12, p. vzj2012.0158.
doi: 10.2136/vzj2012.0158

Rasmussen, Roy, and Coauthors, : How well are we measuring snow: The NOAA/FAA/NCAR winter precipitation test bed. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 93, 811-829.
doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00052.1

Sun, B. and T. C. Peterson, : Estimating temperature normals for USCRN stations. Int. J. Climatol., 25, 1809-1817.
doi: 10.1002/joc.1220

Sun, B., C. B. Baker, T. R. Karl, and M. D. Gifford, : A comparative study of ASOS and USCRN temperature measurements. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 22, 679-686.
doi: 10.1175/JTECH1752.1

Sun, B. and T. C. Peterson, : Estimating precipitation normals for USCRN stations, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D09101.
doi: 10.1029/2005JD006245

Tokay, A., P. G. Bashor, and V. L. McDowell, : Comparison of rain gauge measurements in the Mid-Atlantic region. J. Hydromet., 11, 553-565.
doi: 10.1175/2009JHM1137.1

Trenberth, K. E., T. R. Karl, and T. W. Spence, : The need for a systems approach to climate observations. Bull. Amer. Meteor.Soc., 83, 1593-1602.
doi: 10.1175/BAMS-83-11-1593

Villarini, G., Smith, A. J., Baeck, L. M., Marchok, T., and Vecchi, A. G. : Characterization of rainfall distribution and flooding associated with U.S. landfalling tropical cyclones: Analysis of Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne (2004). J. Geophys. Res., 116, D23116.
doi: 10.1029/2011JD016175

Vose, R. S., : Reference station networks for monitoring climatic change in the conterminous United States. J. Clim., 18, 5390-5395.
doi: 10.1175/JCLI3600.1

Vose, R. S., D. R. Easterling, T. R. Karl, and M. Helfert, : Comments on microclimate exposures of surface-based weather stations. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 86, 504-506.
doi: 10.1175/BAMS-86-4-504

Vose, R. S., and M. J. Menne, : A method to determine station density requirements for climate observing networks. J. Clim., 17, 2961-2971.
doi: 10.1175/1520-0442(2004)017<2961:AMTDSD>2.0.CO;2