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Solar and Meteorological Surface Observational Network CD-ROMEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00066
Abstract: Solar and Meteorological Surface Observational Network is a CD-ROM product available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This product is a 3-volume CD-ROM set containing data from selected stations in the United States, Puerto Rico and Guam. The 3 CD-ROM's are divided geographically into regions (eastern, central, and western U.S. -- 1 CD-ROM per region), and contain hourly solar ... radiation and meteorological data for the period 1961-90. They encompass 237 National Weather Service (NWS) stations. The dataset includes both observational and modeled data. The 5 solar elements are: extraterrestrial horizontal and extraterrestrial direct normal radiation; global; diffuse; and direct normal radiation. The 16 meteorological elements are: total and opaque sky cover, temperature and dew point, relative humidity, station pressure, wind direction and speed, visibility, ceiling height, present weather, precipitable water, aerosol optical depth, snow depth, days since last snowfall, and hourly precipitation. This data set was developed jointly by NCDC and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Boulder, Colorado.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: product
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
FeeS: Fees, if applicable, are displayed on the web page for obtaining these data; fees are also dependent on customer order specifications. Please contact NCDC for further information on fees and terms for retrieving these data.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of CommerceNational Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Dataset Title: Solar and Meteorological Surface Observational Network CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: multimedia presentationOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1961-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
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
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: Please See Summary
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21