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Regional Climate Centers
The regional sections of the U.S. State of the Climate report are written by NOAA's Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). These monthly updates provide the report with detail and relevance that would not be possible without the RCCs regional expertise and perspective. RCCs partner with NCEI, the National Weather Service, the American Association of State Climatologists, and NOAA Research Institutes to collectively deliver and improve climate services at the national, regional, and state level.
How RCCs support NOAA's climate services:
Regional expertise for many climate monitoring and assessment activities
- United States Drought Monitor (USDM)
- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
- United States Forest Service (USFS) National Fire Assessments
Staying abreast of climate science
- National Academy of Science Panels
- American Meteorological Society Committees
- World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Workgroups
- Understanding regional implications of a changing climate
- Assessing and understanding climate extremes
- Understanding and better managing climate data and observing systems
- Working with partners, large and small, to improve climate services