Southeast Regional Climate Center, Water Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina

Data Center Description
The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC), one of six
regional climate centers in the United States, was established
in March 1989. The SERCC is housed within the Water Resources
Division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
in Columbia, South Carolina. The SERCC program was created in
response to an assessment that identified various user needs for
regional climate services in the Southeast. Overall direction of
the Regional Climate Center Program is provided by the National
Climatic Data Center and the National Environmental Satellite,
Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) of the National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The SERCC
serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin
Islands. Michael Janis is the Center's director.

The mission of the SERCC is to provide timely, high quality, and
pertinent climate data and information to public and private
users in the region. Objectives used to achieve this mission
include: the provision of a timely, personal response to all
inquiries for climate data and information

-the operation of dial-up and Internet-accessible computerized
regional services and databases

-the development of expertise to work on key regional climate
issues and problems, and interpret climate forecasts

-the issuance of various publications and papers appropriate to
the needs of

-the user community in the Southeast
develop the capability to measure the value and use of services.


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