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NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) data information and services
Entry ID: SERCC-00
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Abstract: The SERCC services include retrieval of regional climate data, custom printing and data organization. Regional coverage is for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and the Commonwealths of Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Data includes (but is not limited to):

- Maximum, Minimum, and Mean Temperatures
- Heating and Cooling Degree Days
- Precipitation
- Wind Direction, Wind Speed, Wind Gusts
- Snowfall
- Evaporation.

By using the above variables, a suite of Products is offered on CIRRUSWeb. Examples of these products include:

State Averaged Variables, Rankings of State Averaged Data, Multiple Station Summaries, Climate Calendars, Precipitation Summaries, Temperatures Summaries, Threshold Searches, and Daily Summaries.

The SERCC charges a fee for its products and services. All orders are assessed a fee of $12.00 in addition to the fee for the product or service. In general, the minimum fee is $17.00. Additional fees are levied for FAX, overnight mail, and copies (10 or more).

Service Citation
Originators: NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC)
Title: NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) Data Information and Services
Provider: NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center
ISO Topic Category
The data is all generated by the National Weather Service. Reasonable documentation exists for the location, sampling procedures, and currency of the data.
Access Constraints
Custom services have a fee structure that applies.
Use Constraints
The SERCC maintains a full service climate data access facility which is staffed daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Staff members are also available for consultation 24-hours per day, and a voice mail system continues to operate when the office is closed. Faxed requests to the SERCC are filled within 24-hours, and FAX messages are routinely sent directly from the SERCC office to users. Requests are most often received by telephone, followed by FAX, letter, and electronic mail, respectively.

The SERCC charges a fee for services. Standard requests for copies of one month of daily data from one or more locations are assessed a fee of $12.00. In general,the minimum fee is $12.00, but may be waived for educators and media. Additional fees are levied for FAX, overnight mail, and copies (10 or more). The fee structure is based primarily on cost recovery and is computed using costs of resources used and any excessive time. Personnel time is not a factor for requests which require less than 30 minutes to fill. The program income from fees is returned directly to the SERCC program budget.
Service Provider
Southeast Regional Climate Center, Water Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina

Service Provider Personnel
Phone: 919-843-9721
Fax: 919-962-1537
Email: sercc at
Phone: (919) 843-9721
Fax: (919) 843-9060
Email: wschmitz at
Contact Address:
Southeast Regional Climate Center
Saunders Hall
Campus Box 3220
City: Chapel Hill
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 27599
Country: USA

Phone: (803) 777-1765
Fax: (803) 777-8769
Email: sam at
Contact Address:
Geographic Information Processing Laboratory
Belle W. Baruch Institute
Sumwalt 216
University of South Carolina
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date:
SERF Last Revision Date: 2015-06-18
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