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The mission of Idaho State Climate Services is to disseminate high quality climate data and information pertaining to Idaho; foster better use of this information in decision-making; conduct applied research related to climate issues; and improve the coordination of climate-related activities at state, regional and national scales.
Idaho State Climate Services was founded in 1978, and was recognized as an ARSCO in 2002. ISCS is housed at the University of Idaho within the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, and is partially supported by the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station.
ISCS exists to fill several roles:
Serve as a focal point for coordination of applied climate activities in the Idaho:
Federal and State resource management agencies operating within Idaho
Western states associations, committees and commissions
Maintain links to other climate programs :
National Climate Data Center
Regional Climate Centers
State climatologists and state climate programs
Climate Prediction Center
National Weather Service
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)
Conduct applied research on climate issues affecting the Idaho:
Impacts of climate variability in Idaho
Impact of modeled climate scenarios on Idaho
In support of these functions, ISCS maintains a historical climate database for Idaho and links to other relevant climate information.