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

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

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

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

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