Dendra is a cyberinfrastructure project for real-time sensor data storage, retrieval, management, and curation. It is a cloud-based, multi-organizational system, designed to support massive permanent monitoring efforts. Its name is derived from dendritic networks, such as river networks or tree roots. The project is managed at UC Berkeley.
Dendra stores data from the NRS Climate Monitoring Network, and provides live data from each station. Each page displays the latest real time data, and has links to the metadata for each station and the data download interface. The status of each station can be seen here. If you’d prefer to access the data using an API, documentation can be found here.
The UCNRS Climate Monitoring Network was originally funded by NSF and established in partnership with the Desert Research Institute (DRI). DRI has a wide network of weather stations that also collects climate data.
Additional links to data from climate stations in and around California can be found at the Western Regional Climate Center’s Western Region Stations page.
Keep the network running
If you are a researcher, please help us justify the continued maintenance costs of these weather stations by filling out the simple form at the bottom of the page that describes how you will be using this data.
More weather resources
Climate.gov – Data Snapshot – Maps and data for reports with layman description of weather concepts.
Climate Explorer – generates interactive graphs and maps showing climate projections and observations for any county in the contiguous United States
NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NCAR – National Center for Atmospheric Research
WRCC – Western Regional Climate Center
Intellicast – weather information to help plan all outdoor and weather sensitive activities
Current NOAA Satellite 4 kilometer visible view of California
Alert Wildfire – ALERTWildfire is a consortium of The University of Nevada, Reno, University of California San Diego, and the University of Oregon providing fire cameras and tools to help firefighters and first responders