The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) operates a comprehensive, nationwide soil moisture and climate information network. The Soil Climate Analysis Network, also known as SCAN, supports natural resource assessments and conservation activities through its network of automated climate monitoring and data collection sites. SCAN focuses primarily on agricultural areas of the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The network consists of over 200 stations in almost every state and is growing every year.
In addition to the original SCAN project, NRCS also operates a soil moisture and climate information network on Tribal lands. The Tribal Soil Climate Analysis Network (known as Tribal SCAN, or TSCAN) focuses on agricultural areas which are situated on Tribal lands in the United States.
This tool uses SCAN and TSCAN project data to generate useful tools and projections for applications in agricultural, forestry, and beyond. These tools aim to be user friendly and enable access to specific SCAN/ TSCAN site data in table or chart form.