tures were affected by warm and cool ENSO events. • Midwestern Climate Center, Kenneth Kunkel, Christy and McNider found that global temperatures in director, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Dr., Champaign, IL 61820; telephone: 217-244- the atmosphere lag five months behind changes in sea 8226; fax: 217-333-6540; e-mail: k-kunkel@ surface temperatures. uiuc.edu. Climate data requests: 217-244-8226. Christy and McNider published their findings in the 27 January 1994 issue of Nature. • Northeast Regional Climate Center, Warren Dial an Expert Knapp, director, 1123 Bradfield Hall, Cornell Uni- Snowfall, flood, rain, and temperature records and versity, Ithaca, NY 14853; fax: 607-255-2106; e- other short-term weather information sought by news- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Climate data requests: paper reporters, local and national television 607-255-1751. weathercasters, and the general public are now avail- able from a group of climate centers. • Southeast Regional Climate Center, David J. This type of regional climate information was not Smith, director, South Carolina Department of Natu- accessible for public or private use until 1982, when an ral Resources, Water Resources Division, 1201 experimental North Central Region Climate Center Main, Suite 1100, Columbia, SC 29201; telephone: was established to demonstrate the effectiveness of 803-737-0849 ; fax: 803-765-9080; e-mail: providing this type of information. As a result of the email@example.com. Climate data re- success of the North Central Center, a national net- quests: 803-737-0849 or 803-737-0850. work of six regional climate centers developed in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, High Plains, West, • Southern Region Climate Center, Robert A. and South. Because of the existence of these centers Muller, director, Department of Geography and today, the agricultural, energy, transportation, con- Anthropology, 254 Howe Russell Complex, Louisi- struction, and tourist industries, as well as govern- ana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; ment agencies and the scientific research community, telephone: 504-388-6870; fax: 504-388-2912; e- have access to better information to use as a basis for mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Climate data making sounder economic, environmental protection, requests: 504-388-5021. and conservation decisions for the 48 contiguous states, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. • Western Regional Climate Center, Dick Reinhardt, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- director, Desert Research Institute, Box 60220, tration (NOAA) manages the Regional Climate Center Reno, NV 89506-0220; telephone: 702-677-3103; (RCC) network as part of the Climate Analysis Center fax: 702-677-3157; e-mail: email@example.com. of the National Weather Service. Educational opportu- Climate data requests: 702-677-3106. nities for students and for individuals with a special interest in climate have also been enhanced by the development of the RCCs. The centers all conduct applied research tackling regional weather conditions, effects of climate on specific crops, and general impacts of climate change. The centers have public Television Seals o f Approval programs through various publications and news sto- ries that are designed to promote the general public's (Listed by Certificate Number) understanding of regional climate and its effects on society and the environment. The following lists the six RCCs and includes directors, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and 168 /Hark J. Bciden 199H e-mail addresses. 199H 16? Mark S. Watkins • High Plains Climate Center, Kenneth G. Hubbard, 110 Amber Jillene Wahl 199H director, Department of Agricultural Meteorology, Jim T3>arach 199H Room 242, L. W. Chase Hall, University of Ne- 111 Kevin H. &off 199H braska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0728; telephone: 402- 773 Linda A Kozura 199H 472-6706; fax: 402-472-6614; e-mail: agme006@ unlvm.unl.edu. Climate data requests: 402-472- Bulletiri of the American Meteorological Society
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1994
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