Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites — NC


The Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) is formed through a consortium of academic, non-profit and community organizations with leadership from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) on behalf of the University of North Carolina (UNC) System. The host institutions for CICS-MD and CICS-NC are UMCP and NCSU, respectively. CICS-NC is an Inter-Institutional Research Center with the UNC System, where it is known as the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS). CICS-NC is co-located with NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC.


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An Interactive Map To Engage With NOAA Climate Data Users

Ronald Leeper has developed a web application, CRN-spatial, to visualize near-real time high quality climate observations. This product integrates USCRN data and geographic information system technology to allow users to explore climate data. This new tool provides a new way to facilitate access and inspire innovative research applications that utilize NOAA’s rich datasets.