Detecting the signal of climate change requires documentable, defensible scientific data, and NCDC has a number of data sources that provide details for scientists to analyze. Of those sources, the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is the premiere surface reference network that is designed with climate science in mind.
NOAA’s U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a sophisticated climate-observing network specifically designed and deployed for quantifying climate change on a national scale. After a decade of operations, what has the USCRN achieved and what is in store for its future?
According to the November 20 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 60.1% of the contiguous U.S.
Although we as individuals simply adjust our thermostats to heat or cool our environment, energy utilities regularly face economic and commodity challenges to meet customer demand.
According to the November 13 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 58.8% of the contiguous U.S.
The globally averaged temperature for October 2012 was the fifth warmest October since recordkeeping began in 1880.
Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ, on October 29 after it transitioned from a tropical to a post-tropical cyclone.
According to NOAA scientists, the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. during October was 53.9°F, just 0.3°F below the long-term average.