All State Climate Office staff and students will be out of the office December 22 - January 2 for the holiday break. Every effort will be made to respond to emails and to complete simple data requests sent to our office prior to 2:00pm on December 19, however any correspondences with our office after this time may not be returned until after the break.
The NC CRONOS/ECONet Database is maintained by the State Climate Office of North Carolina. Our ECONet network is a part of the CRONOS Database. Data from 35108 stations are archived in this database for retrieval. The primary focus of the database is on North Carolina stations, but we also archive data from stations in portions of South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. Most stations are maintained by the FAA, NWS, or other government agencies. 40 stations (ECONet) are maintained directly by the State Climate Office of NC.
To view a complete list of stations, click here.
An online users guide is available here.
The source of data from the ECONet stations are the stations themselves. These stations communicate with our servers at least once an hour. Data from other stations in our database are retrieved via the Internet and ingested at least once an hour. These stations are maintained by NOAA, the FAA, USGS, and other local agencies.
We currently have data from several networks of stations. For information about the types of stations, click here. There are 3037 stations in North Carolina, 1513 in South Carolina, 1368 in Virginia, 1759 in Georgia, 2345 in Tennessee, and 26 in the Atlantic Ocean.
In 2008, we plan to develop a new CRONOS map interface. Additionally, a CRONOS Agriculture site will be developed. We are working on exciting ag products that will be of great benefit to the agricultural community. We also plan to add the ability to retrieve radar and satellite imagery corresponding to the weather data that is pulled from the database.
Cronos was the father of the Greek god Zeus. Cronos was also the most high god before the Greek gods took over. He was also the god of harvest.
If you publish findings based on this data, please use the following citation (with the date changed to reflect the save date on the data file):
State Climate Office of North Carolina, NC State University. CRONOS [internet database] available at http://www.nc-climate.ncsu.edu/cronos/. Accessed Month DD, YYYY.
For more information about CRONOS, contact our office.