US Climate Reference Network Station at Stroud Water Research Center
In June 2006, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration installed and began operating a US Climate Reference Network (USCRN) site on the White Clay Creek watershed, just west of the Stroud Water Research Center. The goal of the USCRN is to monitor climate change far into the future using state-of-the-art instrumentation within a very stable, well thought-out, and centrally-run network of monitoring stations.
Location of the US Climate Reference site on White Clay Creek. View larger image.
The primary variables monitored are precipitation and temperature with secondary variables of wind speed, solar radiation, and infrared (ground) temperature. Initial equipment and installation costs were funded through a generous grant from the Davenport Foundation with site maintenance and upkeep covered by the USCRN program.
USCRN is operated on a real-time basis. This is a benefit not just to the Center’s scientists but to all of our neighbors in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Stroud USCRN real-time data page provides data for the previous 12 hours along with daily and monthly summaries.
Learn more about the Climate Reference Network:
Stroud Water Research Center’s USCRN station