Florida Climate Center - Florida Climate Institute

Contact Person: Zierden, David

Collaborators: D. Zierden

Institutions: Florida State University

Funding Agency: State of Florida

Status: Funded

Filed Under: Climate Sciences

Abstract: The Florida Climate Center is part of three-tiered system that serves to provide climate data, information, and services for the United States. Affiliated with the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, NC and the Southeast Regional Climate Center (SERCC) in Columbia, SC, the Florida Climate Center should be the first stop for climate data and information for citizens, organizations, educational institutions and private businesses in the state of Florida. We seek to serve the state of Florida by providing:

  • Climate Data: Historical weather observations for weather stations throughout the state of Florida. We are able to provide data for most stations from 1948-present.
  • Climate Information: Long-term historical averages for various stations, climate divisions, and the entire state.
  • Extreme Events: Information and analyses on extreme events such as storms, freezes, droughts, floods and hurricanes.
  • Special Analysis: With his vast knowledge of El Niño, La Niña and climate variability, the State Climatologist and staff can offer expert insight into Florida's climate trends.
  • Outreach: Inform and educate the people of Florida about current and emerging climate issues.