We have a growing online database of USHCN, GHCN, and GISS station site surveys on our high speed database server located at:


How to find a USHCN station near you:

  1. Locate the station from the USHCN master list, click to open to see if the site has been surveyed yet. They are sorted by state and city. Locate ones near you. Additional information on location and equipment is now listed as of 8/25/07
  2. Open the NOAA MMS Station locator to get better latitude/longitude coordinates, press "Guest Login" button and then type station name in the search box.
  3. Locate the station in the list, note detailed latitude and longitude info which you can put into Google Earth or similar mapping program to help locate the station.
  4. Click on the Name of the station, it will pop up a new window. Note below the "Begin Date"  there is a highlighted link with the actual dates, click the date to open details.
  5. Look for "Managing Parties" in the MMS results (you may have to scroll down) and that will tell you the name of the observer, be it a private residence, government entity, or organization.
  6. Click the "Location" tab in the MMS to get additional location information.
  7. Click the "Equipment" Tab int he MMS to see what ype of equipment you may be looking for.
  8. Do additional Google searches as needed for the name, city, state and you may locate a telephone number.
  9. Download our "How to Guide" and station Survey form here and begin the station survey per those instructions


Info on locating GHCN sites will be listed soon.