CICS-NC: Climate Monitoring


The Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) is the largest element of the intraseasonal (30–90 day) variability in the tropical atmosphere. This page uses satellite-based Climate Data Records to identify the MJO, equatorial waves, and their impacts around the globe.

Visit the MJO web site.


The Surface Fluxes Analysis (SurFA) project is initiated by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Working Groups on Numerical Experimentation and on the Surface Fluxes (WGNE and WGSF), Observation & Assimilation Panel (WOAP), and the Ocean Observation Panel for Climate (OOPC). This page monitors the quality of model- and satellite-based surface fluxes products in near real-time.

Visit the SurFA web site.


The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a suite of climate monitoring stations maintained and operated by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This web-page visualizes USCRN’s most recent observations from stations across the U.S. and network derived products. Additional information regarding network purpose, publication page, and station metadata are also provided.

Visit the USCRN web site.


The Observations for Model Inter-comparison Projects (obs4MIPs) program is an effort to make observational data available to the climate modeling community in the same format that they use to share climate model outputs. In support of this program, three Climate Data Records (CDRs) from the NCEI Climate Data Record Program have been repackaged according to the obs4MIPs specifications. The repackaged CDRs are: the Optimal Interpolation Sea Surface Temperature (OISST) CDR, the High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) CDR, and the Passive Microwave Sea Ice Area Fraction CDR.

Visit CICS-NC’s obs4MIPs web site.


The UDUNITS2 package provides recognition and conversion of wide variety of measurement units. This page contains a full list of all of the units and prefixes, by name and by symbol, contained in the UDUNIT2 units database. Each entry shows the definition of the unit or symbol and lists the other units and symbols that share that same definition.

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Asheville Weather

Take a look at Asheville’s current weather.

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DISCLAIMER: Please note these pages present experimental analyses developed by researchers at CICS-NC and/or of interest to the CICS-NC community and their collaborators. These analyses are subject to change as our understanding of the Earth's climate system improves and/or our interests change. There is no guarantee on their future availability.