World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville

Data Center Description
The World Data Center (WDC) for Meteorology, Asheville is one
component of a global network of discipline subcenters that facilitate
international exchange of scientific data. Originally established
during the International Geophysical Year (IGY) of 1957, the World
Data Center System now functions under the guidance of the
International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU).

The WDC for Meteorology, Asheville is maintained by the
U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) and is collocated and operated by the National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

In accordance with the principles set forth by ICSU, WDC for
Meteorology, Asheville acquires, catalogues, and archives data and
makes them available to requesters in the international scientific
community. Data are exchanged with counterparts, WDC for Meteorology,
Obninsk and WDC for Meteorology, Beijing as necessary to improve
access. Special research data sets prepared under international
programs such as the IGY, World Climate Program (WCP), Global
Atmospheric Research Program (GARP), etc., are archived and made
available to the research community. All data and special data sets
contributed to the WDC are available to scientific investigators
without restriction.

For more information, see:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/wmo/wdcamet.html

General inquiries about NCDC participation in international
activities, regarding specific functions and services of World Data
Center for Meteorology, Asheville or requests for data should be
directed to:

World Data Center for Meteorology, Asheville
National Climatic Data Center
Federal Building
151 Patton Ave., Room 120
Asheville, NC 28801-5001

Telephone Numbers:

Data Inquiries: 828-271-4800
Satellite Data Requests: 828-271-4850
FAX: 828-271-4246
Email: Internet wdcamet@noaa.gov


For more information on NOAA/NCDC, see:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html