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					 Climate services from the state
     climatologist perspective

         Dr. David A. Robinson
    New Jersey State Climatologist
President, American Association of State
              Climatologists

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State Climate Offices




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The Mission of a State Climate Office

            Data                                      Research




       Outreach




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Data: Past




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Metadata:
New Brunswick, NJ Station History
     DATE         LAT      LONG          ELV       TOB            OBSERVOR           INSTRUMENTATION


  06/24/1847 –   40’ 29”   74’ 27”        61’      PM      George H. Cook           DT, SRG
  03/31/1862

  04/01/1862 –   40’ 29”   74’ 27”        61’      PM      Spader, Thompson,        DT, NSRG
  12/31/1867                                               Cook

  01/01/1868 –   40’ 29”   74’ 27”        61’      PM      “”, “”, “”, Borgardus,   DT, NSRG
  04/30/1890                                               Hasbrouck

  05/01/1890 –   40’ 29”   74’ 27”        61’       18     Charles V. Meyers        MXMN, NSRG
  12/31/1895

  01/01/1896 –   40’ 28”   74’ 26”        86’       18     NJ Ag. Exp. Station      MXMN, SRG
  05/31/1968

  06/01/1968 –   40’ 29”   74’ 26”       125’       08     Rutgers Univ. – Cook     MXMN, HYTH, RRG,
  08/13/1978                                               College                  SRG, EVA, W

  08/14/1978 –   40’ 28”   74’ 26”        86’       08     Rutgers Univ. – Cook     MXMN, HYTH, RRG,
  04/27/1985                                               College                  SRG, EVA, W

  04/28/1985 -   40’ 28”   74’ 26”        86’       07     Cook College             MMTS, HYTH, RRG,
  Present                                                                           SRG, EVA




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 Quality Assessment of
Monthly Temperature Data

A report of a research project performed by
  David A. Robinson and John Parlagreco
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            Rutgers University


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Data: Present




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 Sites in the Oklahoma Mesonet
(Average Station Spacing: ~30 km)




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NJ Weather & Climate Network:
a network of networks




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NJWxNet Web Site

NJ WxStreamer                                                    Your favorite station



Map and Table                                                     Current local radar
Viewers

                               Quick maps
 NJ ClimNews
                                                               Latest NWS
                                                               model forecast

                http://climate.rutgers.edu/njwxnet/
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 Research:
climatologies



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1971-2000 average annual number of days with
snowfall greater than one inch



           31                                                   35


                                   41                                          50

                   32                                                48


    45                                                52
                          55                                              58




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     Research:
Variability & Change



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NJ Annual Precipitation




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      Research:
Historical perspectives



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Washington Crossing the Delaware
     December 25-26, 1776




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     Outreach:

Meeting constituent’s
        needs



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Agriculture

  Reliable access to current and archived data




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Drought




  Boonton Reservoir from The Star Ledger
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Public Safety

 Reliable access to what is happening now




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Utilities

 Reliable access to what is happening NOW




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17 Nov 2002 High Point Ice




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Education

 Reliable access for outreach applications




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PARTNERING




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Thanks
    Dr. Dave Robinson
    NJ State Climatologist
    Center for Environmental Prediction
    Cook College, Rutgers University
    (732) 445-4741
    drobins@rci.rutgers.edu

     AND MANY THANKS TO MARK SHAFER
        FOR PINCH HITTING FOR ME!!




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