Toward regional climate services: The role of NOAA's regional climate centers

Arthur T. De Gaetano, Timothy J. Brown, Steven D. Hilberg, Kelly Redmond, Kevin Robbins, Peter Robinson, Martha Shulski, Marjorie McGuirk

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Abstract

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has shown its renewed interest in climate services through Regional Climate Centers (RCC). The RCC program provides operational capacity in all 50 states through collaboration with other regional and federal entities. Each center delivers a comprehensive suite of climate services at national, regional, state, and local levels. The success of the program is based on the provision of jointly developed products, services, and capabilities that enhance the delivery and usefulness of climate information. The RCCs stand to benefit significantly from the knowledge of how users think and work that is derived from Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) activities, and the RISAs depend on the data, tools, and infrastructure that RCCs provide as a necessary ingredient of their research agenda. RCC data systems have also matured to provide direct links between climate data and an array of models and tools of utility to different sectors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1633-1644
Number of pages12
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume91
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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