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Title:Midwestern Climate Information System (MICIS) User Guide
Author(s):Reinke, Beth C.; Angel, James R.; Kunkel, Kenneth E.
Subject(s):Midwestern Climate
precipitation data
climate stations
Abstract:The Midwestern Climate Information System (MICIS) is a computerized near real-time information system that provides easy access to a wide variety of climate products (Kunkel et al., 1990). These include current temperature and precipitation data for several hundred climate stations throughout the midwestern United States, historical temperature and precipitation data for about 1,700 stations in the Midwestern Climate Center (MCC) region, climate summaries, long-range National Weather Service (NWS) and Climate Prediction Center (CPC) weather forecasts, regional soil moisture estimates and crop yield risk assessments. The primary region covered includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. In addition, historical temperature and precipitation data are available for other states east of the Rocky Mountains. Because agriculture is a major sector of the midwestern economy and is sensitive to climate fluctuations, some products have been oriented to the needs of agriculture. However, many other products have general applicability. Users of the system include agribusinesses, researchers and utilities.
Issue Date:1994
Publisher:Illinois State Water Survey
Series/Report:ISWS Miscellaneous Publication MP-157
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright ... University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-06-04

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