Excerpted from: Asheville Citizen-Times Staff Reports, April 17, 2009.
Asheville will become home to the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, bringing $32 million to the local economy and potentially up to 100 scientific jobs over the next five years.
The Institute will be housed in the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), already located in downtown Asheville. The Center is part of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The new Institute will use data from U.S. weather satellites and other land weather and radar records to track climate changes. NC State University researchers also will work in Asheville to analyze climate data records kept at NCDC.
Local leaders have supported this project in an effort to promote Asheville as a world center for scientific climate research.
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