Virginia Climatology Office
The Virginia Climatology Office is a research and service unit of the University of Virginia, in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The Office serves government, educational, industry, media, and individual clients with information on the impact of weather and climate on economic and ecologic systems.
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 Virginia Climatology Office is recognized by the AASC.
- University of Virginia (UVA)
- National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
- American Association of State Climatologists (AASC)