Dendra (managed at UC Berkeley) 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. The name is derived from dendritic networks, such as river networks or tree roots. Environmental monitoring performs in a similar manner, pulling data from the earth’s surface to a single location.
Here you will find all of the UCNRS Climate Monitoring Network data, and can link from here to each of our sites. Each page displays the latest real time data, and has links to the metadata for each station and the data download interface. 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 set up 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.
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.
Station Latitude Longitude Elevation (ft) Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, UCB 37.381666 -121.73638 1885 Bodega Marine Reserve, UCD 38.31388 -123.0602 100 Boyd Deep Canyon Desert Research Center, UCR 33.64805 -116.37833 980 Burns Piñon Ridge Reserve, UCI 34.14805 -116.4558 4081 Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve, UCSD 33.147241 -117.251489 220 Elliot Chaparral Reserve, UCSD 32.89166 -117.09222 780 Fort Ord Natural Reserve, UCSC 36.68194 -121.77666 145 Hastings Natural History Reservation, UCSC 36.38638 -121.55027 1792 James San Jacinto Mountains Reserve, UCR 33.80944 -116.7752 5410 McLaughlin Natural Reserve, UCD 38.82416 -122.335 1320 Motte Rimrock Reserve, UCR 33.80472 -117.2555 1901 Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve, UCSB 35.53416 -121.08333 60 Sedgwick Reserve, UCSB 34.69388 -120.0416 1154 Stunt Ranch Santa Mountains Reserve, UCLA 34.09472 -118.6566 1305 Sweeney Granite Mountains Desert Research Center, UCR 34.78222 -115.653 4279 Valentine Eastern Sierra Reserve,
Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, UCSB
37.61361 -118.83305 7085 Steele/Burnand Anza-Borrego Desert Research Center, UCI 33.2574 -116.4073 820 Jepson Prairie Reserve, UCD 38.2679 -121.8278 20 Chickering American River, UCB 39.24583 -120.36308 5930 Santa Cruz Island Reserve, UCSB 33.995943 -119.716437 206 Angelo Coast Range Reserve, UCB 39.738961 -123.63076 1340 Sagehen Creek Field Station, UCB 39.4325 -120.236944 6337 Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve –
Whale Point Station, UCSC
36.07222 -121.5969 407 Landels-Hill Big Creek Reserve –
Highlands Station, UCSC
36.06611 -121.5611 2470 White Mountains Research Center –
Summit Station, UCLA
37.63416 -118.2533 14246 White Mountains Research Center –
Barcroft Station, UCLA
37.58305 -118.23722 12410 White Mountains Research Center –
Crooked Creek Station, UCLA
37.54305 -118.20444 10151 Younger Lagoon Reserve, UCSC 36.949144 -122.066071 50
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