U.S. Rawinsonde Data (DSI-6301)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00415

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Rawinsonde is digital data set DSI-6301, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). DSI-6301 consists of upper air rawinsonde data from upper air stations operated by the United States of America around the world, from 1946 to the present day. This data set is one of a large family of NCDC upper air data sets that are collectively called CARDS, or Comprehensive Aerological Data Sets. CARDS data includes the following purely meteorological parameters: clouds and obscuration, pressure, geopotential height, temperature, relative humidity, dew point depression, and wind speed and direction. CARDS data also includes a large number of technical specifications and quality control parameters.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: U.S. Rawinsonde Data (DSI-6301)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibrary/datasets.html#TD6300
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1946-01-01
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-6301 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: ASCII and GIF Files
Fees: Please See Summary
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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