The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a network of climate stations developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration . The USCRN’s primary goal is to provide future long-term homogeneous temperature and precipitation observations that can be coupled to long-term historical observations for the detection and attribution of present and future climate change.
Data from the USCRN is used in operational climate monitoring activities and for placing current climate anomalies into an historical perspective. The USCRN provides the United States with a reference network that meets the requirements of the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS). The network consists of 114 commissioned stations in the contiguous United States, 6 stations in Alaska, and 2 stations in Hawaii.
Below are links to all the USCRN Stations across the Southeast U.S from a Web Map Tool developed by our RCC Partner at the Western Regional Climate Center.
- AL Fairhope 3 NE (Auburn University, Gulf Coast Research and Extension Center)
- AL Gadsden 19 N (Sand Mountain Research / Extension (Northwest Pasture))
- AL Selma 13 WNW (Auburn University, Black Belt Research and Extension Center)
- FL Everglades City 5 NE (Big Cypress National Preserve (Ochopee Headquarters Vista Site))
- FL Sebring 23 SSE (Archbold Biological Station)
- FL Titusville 7 E (NASA Kennedy Space Center, SLF Mid-Field Site)
- GA Brunswick 23 S (Cumberland Island National Seashore (Stafford Field))
- GA Newton 11 SW (Robert W. Woodruff Foundation (Ichauway-Dubignon Site))
- GA Newton 8 W (Robert W. Woodruff Foundation (Ichauway-George Site))
- GA Watkinsville 5 SSE (USDA/ARS Watkinsville (Colham Ferry Site))
- NC Asheville 13 S (NC Mtn. Horticultural Crops Res. Ctr. (Backlund Site))
- NC Asheville 8 SSW (North Carolina Arboretum (Bierbaum Site))
- NC Durham 11 W (Duke Forest – Duke University)
- SC Blackville 3 W (Clemson University (Edisto Research & Edu. Ctr.))
- SC McClellanville 7 NE (SCDNR (Santee Coastal Reserve))