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Climate Division Plots
Data Notes and caveats
How to read file used in plot.
How to reference plots
RSS: Dataset updates RSS (Info)
Climate Division Information
NCDC's Climate Division Webpage. Includes references and related documentation.
Data caveats,
Get climate division boundaries.
Get stations that went into division data (from NCDC's ftp server).
Divisional Areas and other useful files from NCDC.
US Map with list of map climate divisions and individual state maps of the climate divisions (with counties).
Get State averaged temperature and precipitation climatologies.
Related Pages
Atmospheric and Ocean Time series (SOI, PNA, etc.).
Get timeseries from climate division dataset and other datasets.
Plot maps and time series at one climate division (from NCDC). Choose "map interface to selected online data". Under select products, choose "divisional data".

How to Reference Datasets and Plots


You can use the plots produced from this page in publications or presentations. We ask that you acknowledge the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division in the publication. For example,

"Image provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Division, Boulder Colorado from their web site at http://www.psd.noaa.gov/".

You should also reference the NCDC Climate Division Dataset directly.

  • (New) Vose, R.S., Applequist, S., Durre, I., Menne, M.J., Williams, C.N., Fenimore, C., Gleason, K., Arndt, D. 2014: Improved Historical Temperature and Precipitation Time Series For U.S. Climate Divisions Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JAMC-D-13-0248.1
  • (old) NCDC, 1994, Time Bias Corrected Divisional Temperature-Precipitation-Drought Index. Documentation for dataset TD-9640. Available from DBMB, NCDC, NOAA, Federal Building, 37 Battery Park Ave. Asheville, NC 28801-2733. 12pp.