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February 1, 2006

User-friendly weather a goal of online site

Up-to-date weather information and data is now easily accessible to the public from the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) website at http://www.sercc.net/.

Online services offered through the website provides clients with the ability to access information and products 24 hours a day. Offline services are normally handled via telephone requests (toll free 1-866-845-1553) and allows the center to process many custom orders, from small one-time data requests that are filled the same day to large specialized orders that require extensive planning and computer programming time. You can also contact the center via email at sercc@dnr.sc.gov.

"The improved web-based information on the Southeast Regional Climate Center is more accessible, navigable and appealing to users," said William Schmitz, a climatologist for SERCC. "Our goal is to provide a site that is informative, interactive and user-friendly, and encourages repeat visits." The site will be useful to anyone interested in weather and climate information.

SERCC, one of six regional climate centers in the United States, was established in March 1989. The SERCC is housed within the DNR Land Water & Conservation Division in Columbia, South Carolina. The SERCC program was created in response to an assessment that identified various user needs for regional climate services in the Southeast. Overall direction of the Regional Climate Center Program is provided by the National Climatic Data Center and the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The SERCC serves Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The SERCC serves a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. Many clients are referred by other government agencies, including the National Weather Service.

A snapshot of clients includes:

The ACIS (Applied Climate Information System) Web data portal is the latest tool developed by the SERCC to assist clients’ access all of the data archived by the SERCC. ACIS Web is an interactive subscription-based system that allows users to access a variety of climate information from SERCC’s vast database of hourly and daily observations. ACIS Web is accessible via the World Wide Web and provides users with many powerful ways to summarize and display climate information. Find out more at http://acis.dnr.sc.gov/Climod/

Many variables are available in the ACIS Web database, including:

Additional derived products are available through ACIS Web, including:



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