Western Regional Climate Center
The Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) is one of six regional climate centers in the U.S. managed by NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The mission of the WRCC is to disseminate high quality climate data and information pertaining to the western United States; foster better use of this information in decision-making; conduct applied research related to climate issues; and improve the coordination of climate-related activities at state, regional and national scales. The WRCC serves as a focal point for coordination of applied climate activities in the West; maintains links to other climate programs such as the NCDC, state climatologists, and other Regional Climate Centers (RCCs); and conducts applied research on climate issues affecting the West.
NOAA's 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: (775) 674-7010
- Biodiversity and ecosystems
- Land management and conservation
- Small communities