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Estimated Monthly USCRN Station Normals of Temperature and Precipitation: 1971-2000 (DSI-9669)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00613
Abstract: Estimated Monthly USCRN Station Normals of Temperature and Precipitation is a digital data set archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The estimated normals presented in this publication include monthly maximum, minimum, and mean temperature and monthly total precipitation for the period 1971-2000 for stations of the U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN). In addition, statistics on ... the error of the estimated normal and its usefulness in operational climate monitoring is also provided. The normals were estimated using the monthly USCRN data and the adjusted monthly data from 4629 Cooperative (COOP) stations (Menne and Williams 2004). The methods used to estimate the normals and their error characteristics, and to evaluate the usefulness of estimated normals in climate monitoring were presented in great detail in Sun and Peterson (2005a, b). The USCRN started deploying stations in 2001. On a month by month basis only USCRN and COOP stations which had at least one month of data were included in the normals estimation of that particular month. As of December 2003, normals have been estimated for 42 USCRN stations, which are included in this dataset. This estimated normals product will be updated when more data are available and for more recently deployed USCRN stations. Units used in this product are degrees F for temperature and inches for precipitation.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Estimated Monthly USCRN Station Normals of Temperature and Precipitation: 1971-2000 (DSI-9669)
Dataset Release Date: 2005-11-08
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1971-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-30
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: More information on the digital data set is included with the data itself in a Microsoft Word document.
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: More information on the digital data set is included with the data itself in a Microsoft Word document.
COMPLETENESS REPORT: More information on the digital data set is included with the data itself in a Microsoft Word document.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: More information on the digital data set is included with the data itself in a Microsoft Word document.
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.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21