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Climate Reference Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/crn/report
Surface In-Situ Networks
The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a network of climate stations now being developed as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) initiative. Its primary goal is to provide future long-term homogeneous observations of temperature and precipitation that can be coupled to long-term historical observations for the detection and attribution of present and future climate change. Data from the USCRN will be used in operational climate monitoring activities and for placing current climate anomalies into an historical perspective. The USCRN will also provide the United States with a reference network that meets the requirements of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS).
CONTACT
Mike Helfert
NOAA/NESDIS/National Climatic Data Center
Federal Building 151 Patton Avenue Asheville NC 28801-5001
828-271-4680
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNAT CRN
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationUSA
Number of Stations114
Map of Stationshttp://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/crn/map?map=scheduled
Categorymeteorology, radiation
Parameters (Most)temperature, precipitation, solar radiation, surface skin temperature, surface winds, and are being expanded to include triplicate measurements of soil moisture and soil temperature at five depths, as well as atmospheric relative humidity
Paramters (Limited)
Archivehttp://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/uscrn/index.html
Period of Record2000-present
Temporal Resolution5 minute
Data SeasonHourly
Data Availability
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
UPDATED ON
5 Oct 2009 14:29