Climate Science Centers



At Interior, we operate a National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) at the National Headquarters of the U.S. Geological Survey. Secretarial Order No. 3289 expanded the scope and geographic reach of our climate-science efforts by establishing, in addition, eight regional Climate Science Centers.  Read More >

For information about Funding Opportunities from the Climate Science Centers, please visit:  https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/ResearchFunds.

Please click on the map or list below for more information about each Climate Science Center.

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Upcoming Training Course on Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails

THU, AUGUST 28, 2014, 03:28 PM EST

VisTrails is a workflow system designed to integrate the best of both scientific workflow and scientific visualization systems. Training for the Software for Assisted Habitat Modeling for VisTrails will be held on September 9-10, 2014. Read More >


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Alaska Climate Science Center and USGS Scientists Publish Guidelines for the Collection of Water Temperature Data in Alaska

THU, AUGUST 28, 2014, 09:29 AM EST

Along with USGS colleagues Ed Neal and Gary Solin, AK CSC and Alaska Science Center hydrologist Ryan Toohey has published a new USGS open file report, "Guidelines for the Collection of Continuous Stream Water-Temperature Data in Alaska". Read More >


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Southwest Climate Science Center Welcomes Carolyn Enquist as new Deputy Director

TUE, AUGUST 26, 2014, 01:31 PM EST

Dr. Carolyn Enquist has been in the biodiversity conservation field for two decades, having worked for the USA National Phenology Network, The Wildlife Society, The Nature Conservancy and other organizations. Read More >


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USGS Scientists Investigate Current and Historical Winter Conditions in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Snow and Water Chemistry Data

THU, AUGUST 21, 2014, 10:06 AM EST

Alaska Climate Science Center and USGS Alaska Science Center hydrologist Ryan Toohey has joined fellow USGS researchers Paul Schuster and Nicole Herman-Mercer in conducting an innovative project know as “Strategic Needs of Water on the Yukon” or SNOWY. Read More >


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UM Research Improves Temperature Modeling Across Mountainous Landscapes

WED, AUGUST 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EST

New research by University of Montana doctoral student Jared Oyler provides improved computer models for estimating temperature across mountainous landscapes. Read More >