World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville
The WDC for Meteorology, Asheville is maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and is collocated and operated by NCEI in Asheville, NC, USA, and is proud to have been accepted as a full member of the new WDS as of September 2011. In accordance with the principles set forth by ICSU, WDC for Meteorology, Asheville acquires, catalogues, and archives data and makes them available to requesters in the international scientific community. Data are exchanged with counterparts, WDC for Meteorology, Obninsk and WDC for Meteorology, Beijing as necessary to improve access to climate and weather data. All data and special data sets contributed to the WDC are available to scientific investigators without restriction. The WDC for Meteorology, Asheville, also works closely with the U.S. Global Climate Observing System Program (GCOS), and strives to work closely with entities involved in all aspects of climate observing and related data management efforts, including the operation of the Global Observing Systems Information Center Global Observing Systems Information Center (GOSIC).