Colorado Climate Center
The Colorado Climate Center was established by the state in 1974, through the Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station, to provide information and expertise on Colorado's complex climate. The Center is located at Colorado State University within the Department of Atmospheric Science, in the College of Engineering. Through its threefold program of Climate Monitoring (data acquisition, analysis, and archiving), Climate Research and Climate Services, the Center - housing the State Climatologist - responds to climate related questions and problems affecting the state today.
State Climate Offices are an integral component of the National Climate Service Partnership, which also includes NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and six Regional Climate Centers (RCCs). State climate offices recognized by the American Association of State Climatologists (AASC) work closely with one another, and with the regional and national counterparts, to provide climate data and services at the local level. Specifically, AASC recognized state climate offices (or ARSCOs) provide one or more of the following services:
1) Coordinate and collect weather observations for the purpose of climate monitoring; 2) Summarize and disseminate weather and climate information to the user community; 3) Demonstrate to the user community the value of climate information in the decision making process; 4) Perform climate impact assessments and weather event evaluations; 5) Conduct climate research, diagnosis, and projections.
The Colorado Climate Center is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (970) 491-8545
- Colorado State University
- Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, Snow (CoCoRaHS)
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)