Thursday, December 13, 2012

10 years for the US Climate Reference Network

Congratulations to the USCRN program on the first decade of operations!

Some of the equipment on the UMass Quelccaya weather station is compatible with that of the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN), which NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) began 10 years ago. We chose to incorporate elements of their system at our site as a result of the extensive testing and characterization they carried out. A nice overview of all USCRN aspects and prospects is contained in the Early Online Release of a paper titled "U.S. Climate Reference Network after One Decade of Operations: Status and Assessment." The paper will appear in a future issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and is freely available now from this link.

To stay updated on further developments of the USCRN, follow NCDC on Twitter:  @NOAANCDC