Weather and Climate Resource Center
The department's Weather and Climate resource center maintains a digital database of Austin and Texas weather, storm and climate data including all records for the two National Weather Service first order weather observation stations for the greater Austin metropolitan area at KAUS/Austin Bergstrom International Airport (records since 1942) and at KATT/Austin City - Camp Mabry (records since 1856).
Manager Troy Kimmel is also the official back up National Weather Service climate and snowfall observer for the ASOS (automated surface weather station) at KATT/Austin City - Camp Mabry. He also serves as an official National Weather Service Cooperative Observer for the NWS Coop Station at AGHT2/Austin Great Hills which he maintains at his home. He is also State Coordinator for the national volunteer CoCoRaHS (Community Collaborative Rain, Snow & Hail Network) based out of Colorado State University.
In addition, through the department and college, the Weather and Climate Resource Center also offers computer support for the Federal Aviation Administration's contract weather observers at KAUS/Austin Bergstrom International Airport.