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Monthly Aerological Data Set (MONADS) Subset / Short MONADS (DSI-6221)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00382
Abstract: Monthly Aerological Data Set (MONADS) Subset / Short MONADS is digital data set DSI-6221 archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). As suggested by its title, Short MONADS is a subset of the larger digital data set MONADS. (The latter is NCDC digital data set DSI-6220.) MONADS is statistical upper air data, based on radiosonde data from another digital data set at NCDC: Comprehensive ... Aerological Data Set (CARDS) (DSI-6305). MONADS has data for the surface, tropopause, and mandatory pressure levels. Short MONADS has statistics for geopotential height, temperature, specific humidity, zonal wind, and meridional wind. For each of these, parameters consist of the statistical values mean value, standard deviation, and the number of observations used to compute the mean and standard deviation. Data are from upper air stations all over the world. The data period varies by station. The earliest data is from 1948; the latest, from 1990.
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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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Monthly Aerological Data Set (MONADS) Subset / Short MONADS (DSI-6221)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1948-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
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
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21