** "On May 6, 2013, NCDC released its new Strategic Vision for Stewarding the Nation’s Climate Data. Ensuring the Center has the ability to respond to critical environmental information needs, this Strategic Vision lays the necessary framework for developing, stewarding, and delivering authoritative climate datasets and monitoring products for years to come. On a more fundamental level, this effort signals a renewed commitment from NCDC to work cooperatively across NOAA and the federal government to be the Nation’s provider of trusted and authoritative information on the current and changing state of the climate."
Good News to share with You on the Nature of the Climate of Earth. As there is so much confusion going on with the Global Warming or the Global Cooling, the Flooding, the Droughts, the increase in Snowfall and the decrease in Polar Ice and the Storms, I began to wonder if there was one source that would have all the Climate data and information worldwide available to the Public. Yes, now there is!
It is named:
NOAA's National Climatic Data Service.
I went over to the Google Index and have shared some of the excerpts below (see G-Index for complete list). I am excited to see a new, improved effort to improve communication about what is happening to the Earth's Climate, naturally or man made. Past communication efforts have placed blame on people for the weather extremes for not changing light bulbs or being green. Of course, we now all know the Earth's Climate changes if people are on the Planet or Not.
NASA's great new Sun Information Satellites have shown us all things we never knew before. The Sun appears to be the number one factor in the weather of Earth. NOAA has updated the Climate Center to have all data in one location, reviewed and discussed by the Scientists, then put in terms the Public person can understand. This is Great:
NCDC Releases New Strategic Vision
National Climatic Data Center
The United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), previously known as the National Weather Records Center (NWRC), in Asheville, North Carolina is the world's largest active archive of weather data. Starting as a tabulation unit in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1934, the climate records were transferred to Asheville in 1951, becoming named the National Weather Records Center (NWRC). It was later renamed the National Climatic Data Center, with relocation occurring in 1993.
|National Climatic Data Center|
|Jurisdiction||United States government|
|Headquarters||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Agency executive||Tom Karl, Director|
Evidence is mounting that global climate is changing. The extent to which man is responsible is still under study. Regardless of the causes, it is essential that a baseline of long-term climate data be compiled; therefore, global data must be acquired, quality controlled, and archived. Working with international institutions such as theInternational Council of Scientific Unions, the World Data Centers, and the World Meteorological Organization, NCDC develops standards by which data can be exchanged and made accessible.
NCDC provides the historical perspective on climate. Through the use of over a hundred years of weather observations, reference data bases are generated. From this knowledge the clientele of NCDC can learn from the past to prepare for a better tomorrow. Wise use of our most valuable natural resource, climate, is the goal of climate researchers, state and regional climate centers, business, and commerce.
- Climate Prediction Center
- Environmental data rescue
- National Severe Storms Laboratory
- State of the Climate
- Storm Prediction Center
HOT SKY ART! (Heat Map, Picasa)
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time. Wishing You great Weather! Please remember: You are not quilty of causing climate changes as just a normal person. It is the Companies causing problems. When someone makes a different car, there will be no more air damage from driving!