Data Center Description
The Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC) is located in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. It serves the 12-state region that includes: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia. Major funding is provided by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Centers staff works cooperatively with the National Climatic Data Center, state climate offices and other interested scientists in the Northeast to acquire and disseminate accurate, up-to-date climate data and information.
The mission of the Northeast Regional Climate Center is to facilitate and enhance the collection, dissemination and use of climate data as well as to monitor and assess climatic conditions and impacts in the twelve-state, northeastern region of the United States. Its activities are intended to further the economic efficiency and general welfare of public and private institutions and individuals in the region.
Implementing this mission involves three programmatic objectives:
1. Development and maintenance of regional climatic databases
2. Dissemination of information and climate services