Connecticut State Climate Center
The Connecticut State Climate Center (CSCC) is one of the NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) and AASC (American Association of State Climatologist) recognized State Climate Offices. It is located in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut. Support of the service comes from various sources including the University of Connecticut Research Foundation and the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Active collaborations are with national and regional climatic centers, federal and state agencies, and various educational institutions.
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 Connecticut State Climate Center is recognized by the AASC.
Phone: (860) 486-3660
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- University of Connecticut
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)