Office of the State Climatologist, University of Georgia, Georgia
Data Center Description
The Georgia State Climatology Office is housed in the University of Georgia, within the Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department (BAE). Historically, state climatologists were federal employees of the National Weather Service until the 1970's, when funding was taken over by individual state agencies. Currently, the Georgia State Climatology Office has two full-time climatologists.
The purpose of the State Climatology Office is to provide climate information to all interested users of historic or long-term weather data, to monitor current climate conditions around the state, and to conduct research into topics related to Georgia's weather and climate. We provide outreach and service to private citizens, the media, educators, scientists, businesses, and government agencies throughout the state. We do not charge for our services unless there is a significant amount of analysis involved, but we may also refer some requests to other data vendors who do require payment for their work.
David Emory Stooksbury, the State Climatologist, is an assistant professor in Engineering and is the graduate coordinator of the Atmospheric Sciences Program on the UGA campus. He is also the Secretary-Treasurer for the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC).