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Title: Western Regional Climate Center
Url: https://wrcc.dri.edu:443/
Publisher: University of Nevada. Desert Research Institute
Western Regional Climate Center (U.S.)
Description: One of six regional climate centers in the United States, the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) was created in 1986. The WRCC is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and is overseen by the National Climatic Data Center. Covering the area from Colorado to the boundary of the continental US (along with the states of Hawaii and Alaska), this website is a true trove of valuable historical climate information and current atmospheric observations and frequently updated forecasts. Along with providing information for scientists and researchers, the site also has a number of educational pages for teachers and young people. Here they can find answers to common questions about climate change and learn about some basic terms and definitions in the field of climatology. The site is rounded out with a nice selection of material about current projects sponsored by the WRCC, including the Yucca Mountain climate data project and a webcam view from its headquarters in Reno.
LC Classification: Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Climatology and weather -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- History
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Meteorology. Climatology -- Technique. Instructions for observers -- Synoptic meteorology. Computation and analysis -- Statistical methods
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Meteorology
Science -- General science
Key Concept: Meteorology -- Climate change
Meteorology -- Precipitation
Meteorology -- Solar energy
Meteorology -- Wind
Resource Type: Dataset
Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Lesson/Lesson Plan
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
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