Regional Climate Centers
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Regional Climate Centers
Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) manages the RCC Program. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the production and delivery of climate data, information, and knowledge for decision makers and other users at the local, state, regional, and national levels. The RCCs support NOAA's efforts to provide operational climate services while leveraging improvements in technology and collaborations with partners to expand quality data dissemination capabilities. For more information, please see Partner Regions Map and Program Maps.
Regional Climate Centers support a three-tiered national climate services support program. Partners include: National Weather Service, and State Climate Offices. Read about the RCCs Role in National Climate Service. For a brief overview on Regional Climate Centers see RCC Overview and RCC Program Description.
RCCs help build the nation's climate archive and provide access to essential climate variables through the Applied Climate Information System (ACIS), a part of NCDC's National Virtual Data System (NVDS). Located at major research institutions, RCCs provide monthly regional climate monitoring and engage in applied climate research.
The six RCCs are located at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge; The University of Nebraska in Lincoln; the Illinois State Water Survey in Champaign; and the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada.
Marjorie McGuirk, AASC Annual Meeting, July 2008, Burlington, VT
Reporting on State, Regional, and National Climate Services Collaboration
Dr. Degaetano AMS Summer Meeting, August 2008, Boulder, CO
State and Regional Partners in National Climate Services Serving Society's Needs
Dr. Kelly Redmond AMS Applied Climatology, August 2008, Whistler, Canada
Applied Climatology in a Changing Environment
Dr. Ken Kunkel and Dr. Arthur Degaetano, One-NOAA Science Seminar, October 2008, Silver Spring, MD
Applied Climatology and the Role of NOAA's Regional Climate Centers
Regional Climate Center Contacts
High Plains Regional Climate Center
Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Northeast Regional Climate Center
Southeast Regional Climate Center
Southern Regional Climate Center
Western Regional Climate Center
National Partnership Liaison
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801