Climate Analysis Branch
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Climate Division Plots
How to read file used in plot.
How to reference plots
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Climate Division Information
Get data and more info from NCDC.
Get climate division boundaries, Divisional Areas and other useful files from NCDC.
US Map with list of map climate divisions and individual state maps of the climate divisions (with counties).
Get State averaged temperature and precipitation climatologies.
Related Pages
Atmospheric and Ocean Time series (SOI, PNA, etc.).
Get timeseries from climate division dataset and other datasets.
Plot maps and time series at one climate division (from NCDC). Choose "map interface to selected online data". Under select products, choose "divisional data".
US Climate Division Dataset Seasonal Correlation Page
Note: There has been a major dataset version update. This page is using the newer dataset

Plot correlations of US climate division data with atmospheric/ocean time-series (supplied) or custom time-series.

Choose the variable, index time-series and year range desired. A map of the correlation of that variable with the index for the season chosen will be plotted. Data is taken from the National Climatic Data Center's climate division dataset. The full dataseet covers to Dec 2016 . Most index timeseries do not cover the whole time period.

  1. Which variable?
  2. Beginning month of season Ending month
  3. Monthly or Seasonal Values Seasonal Average Monthly Values
  4. Enter start and end years for correlations (e.g. 1972) (for seasons that span a year (e.g. DJF), please enter year of the LAST month).
    Default is 1948-2011.
  5. Time Series? If custom:
  6. (Optional) Enter months or seasons index time series leads or lags correlating variable.
  7. (Optional) Set Contour Interval/Range Low: Hi: Contour Interval:
    For this option, you must input all 3 input values There is a limit of 32 intervals.

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Data is provisional and may be subject to correction by NCDC at a later date!

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Use these to investigate the relationships of temperature and precipitation to the atmosphere or ocean. Sources and details are available. Please reference the source of the time-series if using any plot in a publication. Thanks!
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This is a Research and Development Application