The Regional Climate Centers (RCC) deliver climate services at national, regional and state levels working with NOAA partners in the National Climatic Data Center, National Weather Service, the American Association of State Climatologists, the Regional Sciences and Assessment Program, and other NOAA Research Institutes. We also partner with the Department of Interior Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives.
This successful effort has resulted in jointly developed products, services, and capabilities that enhance the delivery of climate information to the American public. As NOAA and Congress work to help society adapt to climate and its variations, these collaborative efforts form a framework for a comprehensive suite of activities encompassing service, data stewardship, and applied research components.
The mission of the Western Regional Climate Center is to:
The Western Regional Climate Center, inaugurated in 1986, is one of sixin the United States. The regional climate center program is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Specific oversight is provided by the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI, formerly NCDC) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).
Climate information derived from the digital database, or from earlier summaries and reports, can be obtained on a cost-reimbursable basis. Digital data are available as original listings or in summarized or manipulated form (e.g.tables and graphs). Requests for information can be sent to: