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CLOUDS API: CLimate Office Unified Data System API

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Obtaining Access To The CLOUDS API

Controlled access to this data service (or API) by registration is required, due to the constraints of data access on servers and support personnel of the North Carolina State Climate Office (NCSCO). A NCSCO ID account, and its associated API user hash, are required to access the API. Self-signup can be done at Once provided with a hash, API hashes (or keys) may NOT be shared with other users.

Users may not redistribute their access credentials or raw data accessed to third-parties. Data obtained by this data service may not be distributed or displayed for commercial use. This data is intended to be used by governmental agencies to protect lives and property, the public for general information, and educational institutions for instructional and research purposes. By obtaining access, you agree to these terms. Users who violate these terms may have their access and accounts revoked.

Page Information

Basics in using the CLOUDS API
User Interface (login required) that shows the user hash and user statistics
Query Builder (login required) tool that easily builds API query URLs
Past Requests
User Interface (login required) that shows the user requests
Example queries for the CLOUDS API
A listing of station locations used, along with detailed station-specific details
A detailed listing of parameters used
Information about the station networks used
Usage Limits
Usage Policy for the CLOUDS API
Help with using the CLOUDS API
Changes and updates to CLOUDS API