|Air Resources Laboratory|
|Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
|Climate Diagnostics Center|
|Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory|
|Environmental Technology Laboratory|
|Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory|
|National Undersea Research Program|
|Office of Global Programs|
|Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory|
The Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) in Boulder, Colorado advances understanding and predictions of climate variability through a vigorous research program, emphasizing state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques, directed at identifying the causes and potential predictability of important climate phenomena. Examples of phenomena that are foci for CDC research include major droughts and floods, the El Niño - Southern Oscillation and its global impacts, and decadal to centennial climate variations. CDC also performs extensive intercomparisons of observational and climate model data, an activity which is essential to improving NOAA's climate models and forecasts. CDC is also a major participant in the Western Water Research Initiative.
CDC maintains a number of web sites of interest to the general public, including the CDC Maproom, the Interactive U.S. Climate Page, the NCEP Reanalysis Electronic Altas, a Guide to WWW Climate Resources, and the Seasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction Theme Page. CDC has developed the Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (COADS) in cooperation with NCAR and NCDC. Most of CDC's data holdings, including COADS, are available on-line via the NOAAServer or directly from the CDC Public Data Archive.
For more information contact:
Climate Diagnostics Center