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National Thunderstorm Frequencies for the Contiguous U.S.Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00017
Abstract: National Thunderstorm Frequencies for the Contiguous U.S. is a historical publication archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This publication presents (1) a narrative description of data utilized and the analysis performed, (2) monthly and annual analyzed charts of the contiguous United States depicting the mean number of thunderstorms, (3) tables of monthly and annual mean number ... of thunderstorms for 450 stations, and (4) station listings. The National Thunderstorm Frequencies for the Contiguous United States publication was prepared by the NCDC for the U.S. Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C. The primary source of data used to produce the publication was the original surface weather observations from which the individual thunderstorm beginning and ending times were extracted. Quality control on these data included assuring (1) a 15-minute maximum duration of thunder (National Weather Service standard), (2) storm beginning times occur before ending times, and (3) record with storm occurrences over the midnight time period, or with multiple storm occurrences, are properly encoded. The beginning and ending times of thunderstorms for the 450 stations processed are in the NCDC file DSI-9945 (C00247).
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: publication
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: National Thunderstorm Frequencies for the Contiguous U.S.
Dataset Release Date: 1981-11-01
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1948-01-01Stop Date: 1977-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
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.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21