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FAQ - General Public


Q: How do I arrange a tour of NIST Boulder?
A: Visit https://www.nist.gov/director/pao/community-relations/nist-tours

Q: Where can I get the official time from the atomic clock?
A: Visit https://www.time.gov/

Q: Where can I learn more about the WWV (radio station that broadcasts the atomic time signal and more)?
A: Visit https://www.nist.gov/pml/time-and-frequency-division/radio-stations/wwv

Q: Who do I contact about having NIST come to my school or event to speak?
A: Visit https://www.nist.gov/director/pao/community-relations/nist-tours

Q:Where do I find information on the history of NIST
A: Visit https://www.nist.gov/timeline#event-a-href-node-774241nist-founded-a


Q: How do I arrange a tour of NOAA Boulder?
A: Visit https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/outreach/tours.html

Q: Who do I contact about having NOAA scientists come to my school or event to speak?
A: Contact Sarah Venema, (303) 497-6045

Q: Who do I contact for more information about Science on a Sphere?
A Email sos.contact@noaa.gov, https://sos.noaa.gov/contact/

Q: Is there a phone number I can call to get Denver and surrounding area weather forecasts?
A: Yes, call (303) 494-4221

Q: Who is the state climatologist for Colorado:
A: Contact Russ Schumacher, (970) 491.8084, russ.schumacher@colostate.edu , https://ccc.atmos.colostate.edu/

Q: How do I find the climatologists for other states?
A: Visit https://www.stateclimate.org/

Q: Where do I get certified weather data that can be used in a court of law?
A: Visit https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/certification

Q: What weather data is available from NCEI?
A: Visit https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/monitoring and https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/cdo-web/

Q: Can I access NCEI data online for free?
A: Some data is available free to the public, other data can be accessed free from any NOAA, federal, or federal depository library (University of Colorado is a federal depository library (FDL). For more FDL locations see: https://ask.gpo.gov/s/FDLD)

Q: Where do I get snow/rain data for stations/cities not covered by NCEI data?
A: Visithttp://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/ListDailyPrecipReports.aspx

Q: Where do I get measurements of Aerosols, Carbon Monoxide, Carbon Dioxide, Methane, Surface Ozone, Ozonsondes, Water Vapor, Station Meteorology, Halocarbons, Radiation, SURFRAD, & Atmospheric Transport?
A: Visit the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/iadv/ and https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/ftpdata.html

Q: Where can I get the current space weather conditions and forecasts?
A: Visit https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

Q: How do I subscribe to the Solar Indices Bulletin?
A: Visit https://catalog.data.gov/dataset/solar-indices-bulletin

Q: Where do I find sunrise/sunset, moonrise/moonset & moon phase data?
A: Visit https://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/


See also: ITS Website

Q: Who do I contact to obtain an ITS document that the Library does not own?
A: Contact ITS Publications: Lilli Segre, (303) 497-3572, ITSinfo@ntia.gov

Q: What type of research is being done at Table Mountain Field Site, north of Boulder?
A: Visit https://its.ntia.gov/research-topics/table-mountain/tm-home.aspx

Q: Where can I get the United States Frequency Allocation Chart?
A: Visit https://www.ntia.gov/page/united-states-frequency-allocation-chart

Q: Where do I find information on the history of ITS
A: Visit https://its.ntia.gov/about-its/its-the-nation-s-spectrum-and-communications-lab/