Principal Investigator: David Simeral
Project Description: Working in collaboration with the National Park (NPS) Pacific Islands Inventory and Monitoring Network, the Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) installed a network of 10 long-term weather/climate monitoring stations in NPS parks across the Pacific Islands. The WRCC has been tasked with operations and maintenance of the network as well as data ingestion procedures allowing for near real-time data access to the public. The network has been operational since 2012 in the following park units: American Memorial Park (Northern Marianna Islands - Saipan); Hawaii Volcanoes National Park; Kalaupapa National Historical Park (NHP) (Molokai); National Park of American Samoa (American Samoa); Pu’uhonua O Honaunau NHP (Hawaii); and Pu’ukohola Heiau NHP (Hawaii). The network was established to provide high-quality climate data to assess and identify trends associated with climatic change/variability. Data from the network is being used by park managers, planners, interpreters, scientists, and partners to support management decision-making, park planning, research, education, and public understanding of park resources.
Data Access: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/NPS.html