External Links: Climate Research, Data, and Decision Support
Serving as a component of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80, the North Carolina Climate Science Report is an assessment of historical climate trends and future scenarios the state of NC faces as a consequence of heightened greenhouse gas concentrations. This peer-reviewed report was compiled by climate experts in North Carolina overseen by an advisory panel consisting of climate science researchers. The report presents findings for the whole state, as well as three distinct regions.
The NC Climate Risk Assessment and Resilience Plan serves as another component of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 80. This plan aims to identify the state’s vulnerability to future climate change projections and provides a framework for implementing resilience measures, as well as guide action and involve policy makers and stakeholders throughout the state.
NCEI is the world's largest active archive of weather data. The website provides links to numerous climate publications and multiple types of climate data sets.
- Climate Watch Magazine
- Regional, National and Global Data Maps
- Climate Science Assessment Reports
- Educational Materials
Produced by the Southeast Regional Climate Center, the Southeast Region Quarterly Climate Impacts and Outlook provides a summary of weather and climate events and impacts for each climatological season..
Following the release of the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, these state summaries were produced to meet a demand for state-level information about historical climate variations and trends, future climate projections, and past and future conditions of sea level and coastal flooding.
The NWS Climate Prediction Center provides climate outlooks, information on climate and weather connections, and climate data, among a wealth of other resources. The website also provides links to climate headlines, news and events.
The NC SCO works to define, predict and disseminate information about the climatic and environmental factors that impact the people of North Carolina and is actively involved in research that enhances its capabilities to provide public service. Their website provides data specific to North Carolina, information about climate in the state, and education and outreach materials.
The South Carolina State Climatology Office, which is a division of the SC Department of Natural Resources, provides a unique service to the state by archiving and distributing climatological data to state agencies, educational and research institutions, and private citizens. The website provides links to data sources, services and climate information specific to South Carolina.
The South Carolina Floodwater Commission was created to address pervasive flood hazards in the state caused by rising tides, storms, and heightened rainfall events, through developing solutions and mitigation efforts. The SC Floodwater Commission Report provides actionable steps, in both the near and long term, to ameliorate coastal flood impacts in the state.
The Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) is one of six regional climate centers in the US serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. The website provides links to climate data, weather and climate information, and educational materials.
The Climate Change Indictors in the United States 2012 report brings together data from multiple public datasets to show observed changes over time in 26 indicators of climate change, including measures of high and low temperatures, rainfall, snowfall, pollen season, and sea level rise. This website provides access to the full report as well as a slide show of key findings.
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