Historical Sunshine and Cloud Data in the United States, CDIAC NDP-021/R1
Entry ID: CDIAC_NDP21

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Summary
Abstract: This package contains monthly sunshine data from 240 U.S. stations (including Puerto Rico and nine Pacific Islands) and monthly cloud amount data from 197 U.S. stations. The longest periods of record are 1891 through 1987 for the sunshine data and 1871 through 1987 for the cloud data.The sunshine data were derived from measurements taken by a variety of sunshine-recording instruments. The cloud ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 17.0   E: -65.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: P. M. Steurer and T. R. Karl
Dataset Title: Historical Sunshine and Cloud Data in the United States (revised 1991)
Online Resource: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp021.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1891-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Originating Center
Data Center
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://cdiac.ornl.gov/
Dataset ID: NDP-021/R1

Data Center Personnel
Name: CARBON DIOXIDE INFORMATION ANALYSIS CENTER
Fax: (865) 574-2232
Contact Address:
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC)
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
P.O.. Box 2008
City: OAK RIDGE
Province or State: TENNESSEE
Postal Code: 37831-6335
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: on-line (FTP)
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
National Climatic Data Center
Global Climate Laboratory
Federal Building
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Doehring, F. and T. Karl (1981), A history of sunshine data in the United States 1891-1980, No. 2-2, National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina

P. M. Steurer and T. R. Karl (1991), Historical Sunshine and Cloud Data in the United States (revised 1991), doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp021, http://cdiac.ornl.gov/ndps/ndp021.html
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-09-30
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