CDIAC U.S. Historical Sunshine Observations, 1891-1984
Entry ID: NCAR_DS565.1

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset contains sunshine data for 240 U.S. stations (including Puerto Rico and nine Pacific islands) for the years from 1891 to 1984. The periods of record for individual stations varies widely with only 49 (20%) stations having periods of at least 90 years. Howerver, 192 stations (80%) have periods of at least 30 years. In addition to the total monthly and annual measurements of sunshine duration, total monthly and annual maximum possible sunshine duration and monthly and annual percentages of possiblesummary: sunshine duration are also provided.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section,Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Dataset Title: CDIAC U.S. Historical Sunshine Observations, 1891-1984
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/NCAR/CISL/DSS > Data Support Section,Scientific Computing Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds565.1/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1891-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-12-31
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: 565.1

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dss-info at mailman.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Distribution
Distribution Size: 6.455 Mbytes
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303)-497-1217
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: spangler at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
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Publications/References
Steurer, P.M. and T.R. Karl, 1991: Historical Sunshine and Cloud Data in the United States. ORNL/CDIAC-43, Carbon Dioxide Research Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 99 pp..
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-23
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