NOAA Weather Charts
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00462

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Summary
Abstract: NOAA Weather Charts is a CD-ROM product archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Most of these regional and global weather charts were prepared by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and its predecessor agencies, and archived by the NCDC. The NCDC archive of weather charts extends back as early as 1899 for the U.S. Daily Weather Map series. The archive for Constant Pressure (Upper Air) and North American Surface charts begins in March 1942. Subsequent charts have been added or deleted since then. The original archive consisted of paper charts which were later placed on microfilm. Microfilm was the official archive media through September 1994, when archival on computer digital media began. Selections include the following recent chart types, but are not limited to them. 1) Chart Series - Surface and Upper Air Weather Charts A) North America: Constant Pressure B) N Hemisphere: Constant Pressure C) North America: Surface D) N Hemisphere: Surface E) S Hemisphere: Constant Pressure 2) Chart Series - Initial Analysis and Forecast Charts A) North America: 500 mb Heights/VorticityB) N Hemisphere: 500 mb Heights/Vorticity C) N Hemisphere: Mean Relative Humidity/Vertical Velocity D) N Hemisphere: Surface Analysis/1000-500 mb Thickness E) S Hemisphere: Surface Analysis/1000-500 mb Thickness 3) Chart Series - Tropical Strip/Precipitation and Observed Weather Charts A) Tropical Strip: Constant Pressure B) Tropical Strip: Surface C) Composite Moisture Index D) Observed Precipitation, Snowfall, and Temperature E) Radar Summary F) Weather Depiction G) Winds Aloft.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: chart

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

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Related URL
Link: GET DATA
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Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION


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: NOAA Weather Charts
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: publication
Online Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1899-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ANTICYCLONES/CYCLONES    [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 WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >CONVERGENCE/DIVERGENCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VORTICITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >HUMIDITY INDICES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION
OCEANS


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
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


Keywords
GLOBAL
ARTH SCIENCE > EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
EARTH SCIENCE > EARTH SCIENCE SERVICES > REFERENCE AND INFORMATION SERVICES > SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES
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: CD-ROM
Fees: Please See Summary


Personnel
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21

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