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Regional Climate Centers
NOAA's Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. The RCC Program is managed by the NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The six centers that comprise the RCC Program are engaged in the timely production and delivery of useful 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 maps (pdf) and Program maps (pdf).
NCDC's 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 Services pdf. For a brief overview on Regional Climate Centers see NOAA-NESDIS-RCC Overview (ppt) and RCC Quick Description pdf.
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 Virtural Data System NVDS. Located at major research institutions, RCCs provide monthly Regional Climate Monitoring, and engage in Applied Climate Research, as this sample demonstrates.
The six Regional Climate Centers 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
Dr. Degaetano AMS Summer Meeting, August 2008, Boulder, CO
Dr. Kelly Redmond AMS Applied Climatology, August 2008, Whistler, Canada
Dr. Ken Kunkel and Dr. Arthur Degaetano, One-NOAA Science Seminar, October 2008, Silver Spring, MD
American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)AASC Executive Council
State Climate Offices and their Role in National Climate Services (State Climate Offices Role In National Climate Services) (Word Document)
National Partnership Liaison