Midwestern Regional Climate Center
The Midwestern Regional Climate Center (MRCC) is one of six regional climate centers in the U.S. managed by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The MRCC is a cooperative program between NCDC and the Illinois State Water Survey - a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The MRCC serves the nine-state Midwest region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin). MRCC research helps explain climate and its impacts on the Midwest, and provide practical solutions to specific climate problems. The MRCC mission has four components: 1) Providing high-quality climate data, derived information, and data summaries for the Midwest; 2) Monitoring and assessing regional climate conditions and their impacts; 3) Preparing specialized historical climate data sets; 4) Coordinating and conducting applied research on climate-related issues and problems.
NOAA's Regional Climate Centers (RCCs) are a federal-state cooperative effort. The six centers that comprise the RCC Program provide useful and timely climate data, information and knowledge at local, state, regional and national levels. NCDC's Regional Climate Centers support a three-tiered national climate services support program. Other partners include the National Weather Service and State Climate Offices.
Phone: (217) 244-8226
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- Illinois State University