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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

GREAT NEWS FOR THE WEATHER WATCHERS! (A GREAT INFORMATION ON CLIMATE PHOTO BLOG)




** "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."

Hi Everybody!
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:

Image of Summary of NCDC's Strategic Vision for Stewarding the Nation's Climate Data

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/file/1510


http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/


NCDC Releases New Strategic Vision


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.
The goals of this Strategic Vision reflect NCDC’s desire to provide as much value to the Nation as possible. They describe the Center’s most important priorities and their links to the communities that NCDC serves. The Strategic Vision represents a future for NCDC that is more focused, innovative, and effective than ever. It reflects the efforts of a diverse and talented group of scientists, technologists, professionals, and managers, all of whom are dedicated to fulfilling the data acquisition, archive, access, assessment, service, and administrative functions of a first-rate environmental information organization.
“This vision positions us to respond to changing opportunities and challenges as well as to better deliver on our Mission by improving the alignment of activities and skills,” says NCDC Director, Tom Karl. “We have the opportunity to optimize operations by better integrating across functional areas. Together we can serve the Nation’s increasing need for a trusted authority on climate and historical weather information.”
The full Strategic Vision for Stewarding the Nation’s Climate Data is available on NCDC’s website.





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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Climatic_Data_Center


National Climatic Data Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), previously known as the National Weather Records Center (NWRC), in AshevilleNorth 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
Agency overview
Formed1934
JurisdictionUnited States government
HeadquartersAsheville, North Carolina
Agency executiveTom Karl, Director
Website
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


History

In 1934, a tabulation unit was established in New Orleans, Louisiana to process past weather records. Climate records and upper air observations were punched onto cards in 1936. This organization was transferred to Asheville, North Carolina in 1951, where the National Weather Records Center (NWRC) was established.[1] It was housed in the Arcade Building in Asheville, North Carolina. Processing of the climate data was accomplished at Weather Records Processing Centers at Chattanooga, TennesseeKansas City, Missouri, and San Francisco, California, until January 1, 1963 when it became consolidated with the NWRC.[2] This name was maintained by the agency through 1967.[3]

[edit]Archived data


National Climatic Data Center, December 23, 1994 (GIBBS GOES-7 imagery)
The Center has more than 150 years of data on hand with 224 gigabytes of new information added each day. NCDC archives 99 percent of all NOAA data, including over 320 million paper records; 2.5 million microficherecords; over 1.2 petabytes of digital data residing in a mass storage environment. NCDC has satellite weather images back to 1960.

[edit]Sources

Data are received from a wide variety of sources, including weather satellitesradarautomated airport weather stationsNWS cooperative observers, aircraftshipsradiosondeswind profilersrocketsondessolar radiationnetworks, and NWS Forecast/Warnings/Analyses Products.

[edit]Climate focus

The Center provides historical perspectives on climate which are vital to studies on global climate change, thegreenhouse effect, and other environmental issues. The Center stores information essential to industry,agriculturesciencehydrologytransportationrecreation, and engineering.
The NCDC states:
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.[4]

[edit]Associated entities

NCDC also maintains World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville. The four World Centers (U.S., RussiaJapan and China) have created a free and open situation in which data and dialogue are exchanged.
NCDC maintains the US Climate Reference Network datasets amongst a vast number of other climate monitoring products.[5] The current director of the center is Tom Karl, a lead author on three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change science assessments.[6]

See also

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...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!
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