Integrated Surface Hourly CD-ROM Set
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00353

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Summary
Abstract: Integrated Surface Hourly Observations CD-ROM Set is a product offered by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The product is composed of worldwide surface weather observations from about 12,000 stations, collected for sources such as the Automated Weather Network (AWN), Global Telecommunications System (GTS), Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), and data keyed from paper forms. Data originated from various codes such as synoptic, airways, Meteorological Routine Weather Report (METAR), and Supplementary Marine Reporting Station (SMARS), and also includes observations from automatic weather stations. There are many possible parameters that stations may report, but the parameters actually reported by any one station depend on the type of station and its location and instrumentation. Some parameters are reported only by mountain stations, for example, or by ships at sea. Possible major parameters, summarized, are: winds and wind gusts; clouds, sky condition, and sky cover; visibility; air, dew point, and extreme temperatures; geopotential height, sea level and station pressure, altimeter setting, and pressure tendency; liquid precipitation; snow depth and water equivalent; snowfall; past and present weather and present weather in vicinity; runway visual range; clouds below station; sunshine; hail; ground surface type and temperature; sea surface temperature; waves and swell; platform icing; and past and present sea ice type, concentration, and bearing. The earliest data is from 1995. However, start date varies by station. This product is a 16-volume CD-ROM set. The volumes are: Volume 1: 1995-1999 Greenland, England, Northern Europe Volume 2: 1995-1999 Central Europe Volume 3: 1995-1999 Eastern and Southern Europe and the Mediterranean Volume 4: 1995-1999 Northeastern Europe and Asia Volume 5: 1995-1999 Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Middle East, and Southern Asia Volume 6: 1995-1999 Africa and Indian Ocean Volume 7: 1995-1999 Eastern United States of America (ME, NH, VT, CT, RI, NY, MA, PA, NJ, MD, DE, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, WV, OH, AL) Volume 8: 1995-1999 Central United States of America (MI, MS, TN, KY, IN, AR, TX, LA, MO, IL, IA, WI, MN, OK) Volume 9: 1995-1999 Western United States of America (CA, WA, OR, NV, MT, ID, AZ, NM, CO, WY, UT, KS, NE, SD, ND) Volume 10: 1995-1999 Alaska and Canada Volume 11: 1995-1999 Mexico, Caribbean, South America, and Antarctica Volume 12: 1995-1999 Australia, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean and Hawaii Volume 13: 2000 Greenland and Europe Volume 14: 2000 Asia, Middle East and Africa Volume 15: 2000 United States of America Volume 16: 2000 Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Oceania, and Antarctica Volume 17: 2001 Greenland, Europe, Asia Volume 18: 2001 Asia, Middle East, Africa Volume 19: 2001 United States Volume 20: 2001 Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Oceania, Hawaii, Antarctica Volume 21: 2002 Greenland, Europe, Asia Volume 22: 2002 Asia, Middle East, Africa Volume 23: 2002 United States Volume 24: 2002 Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, Oceania, Hawaii, Antarctica These volumes may be bought separately. Also, all 1995-1999 data may be bought as a set, or all 2000, 2001, and 2002 data may be bought as a set.

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: digital data

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Integrated Surface Hourly CD-ROM Set
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Hourly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >SMOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >TROPOSPHERIC OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >DROUGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FREEZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >HURRICANES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TYPHOONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE THICKNESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >TURBULENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND CHILL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND SHEAR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >FREEZING RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >STORM SURGE    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >DROUGHTS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >SEVERE STORMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TORNADOES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >CYCLONES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >HURRICANES    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >TYPHOONS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
INLAND WATERS
OCEANS


Platform
ARWS >Automatic Remote Weather Station    [Information]


Instrument
Altimeters    [Information]
AEROVANES    [Information]
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
DRY BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
HUMIDITY SENSORS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
OZONEMETERS    [Information]
PRESSURE SENSORS
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
STREAM GAUGES    [Information]
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]
WATER LEVEL GAUGES    [Information]
WAVE HEIGHT GAUGES    [Information]
WET BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
WIND VANES    [Information]
DROPWINDSONDES    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]
ROCKETSONDES    [Information]
SOUNDERS    [Information]
WIND PROFILERS    [Information]
SUNSHINE RECORDERS    [Information]
UV OZONE DETECTORS >Ultraviolet Ozone Detectors    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Data completeness information not provided by the data supplier.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The global surface hourly observations contained in this CDROM series are integrated from all of the NCDC and Navy surface hourly data (DSI-3280), NCDC hourly precipitation data (DSI-3240), and Air Force DATSAV3 surface hourly data (DSI-9956). FGDC Numbers: C00215, C00313, C00442 respectively.
PROCESS DATE: Not complete


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


Keywords
GLOBAL
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: ASCII text
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Personnel
NCDC METADATA SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24

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