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Integrated Surface Global Hourly Data
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00532


Summary
Abstract: Integrated Surface Data (ISD) is digital data set DSI-3505, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The ISD database is composed of worldwide surface weather observations from over 20,000 stations, collected and stored from sources such as the Automated Weather Network (AWN), the Global Telecommunications System (GTS), the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS), and data keyed from paper forms. Most digital observations are decoded either at operational centers and forwarded to the Federal Climate Complex (FCC) in Asheville, NC, or decoded at the FCC. The US Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC), the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographical Command Detachment (FNMOD), make up the FCC in Asheville. Each agency is responsible for data ingest, quality control, and customer support for surface climatological data. All data are now stored in a single ASCII format. Numerous DOD and civilian customers use this database in climatological applications. ISD refers to the digital database and format in which hourly and synoptic (3-hourly) weather observations are stored. The format conforms to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). The database includes data originating from various codes such as synoptic, airways, METAR (Meteorological Routine Weather Report), and SMARS (Supplementary Marine Reporting Station), as well as observations from automatic weather stations. The data are sorted by station-year-month-day-hour-minute. Parameters included are: air quality, atmospheric pressure, atmospheric temperature/dew point, atmospheric winds, clouds, precipitation, ocean waves, tides and more. ISD Version 1 was released in 2001, with Version 2 (additional quality control applied) in 2003. Since 2003, there have been continued incremental improvements in automated quality control software.

Purpose: Global Hourly Data provides a long-term record of hourly, sub-hourly and synoptic weather observations from station networks around the world. Observation sources include the World Meteorological Organization, Automated Surface Observing System, Automated Weather Observing Stations, US Climate Reference Network, and others. Weather elements observed include sky conditions, visibility, weather type, dry bulb, wet bulb, and dew point temperatures, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, wind gusts, station and sea level pressure, altimeter, and precipitation. Online data are typically delayed for 24 hours.

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Description: Integrated Surface Global Hourly Data Sample. This sample data file shows how the data are formatted by station ID and is for example purposes only.


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Integrated Surface Global Hourly Data
Dataset Release Date: 2001-01-01
Data Presentation Form: tableDigital


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


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 CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [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 >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [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 RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC STABILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE 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 WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR TENDENCY    [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 >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >NATURAL HAZARDS >METEOROLOGICAL HAZARDS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >FLOODS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >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 >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >FREEZING RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >ICE PELLETS >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
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Use Constraints
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Keywords
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Smog
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Tropospheric Ozone
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Cyclones
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Drought
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Fog
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Freeze
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Frost
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Hurricanes
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Lightning
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Storms
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Tornadoes
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Typhoons
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Anticyclones/Cyclones
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Tendency
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Pressure Thickness
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Sunshine
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Atmospheric Stability
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Temperature Tendency
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Temperature
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Evaporation
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Tendency
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Convection
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Convergence/Divergence
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Turbulence
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Vertical Wind Motion
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Vorticity
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Chill
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Shear
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Tendency
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Amount/Frequency
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Ceiling
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Height
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Types
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Vertical Distribution
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Freezing Rain
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Hail
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Sleet
Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Natural Hazards > Meteorological Hazards
Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Floods
Earth Science > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Surface Water > Rivers/Streams
Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wind Waves
Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds
Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Storm Surge
Earth Science > Oceans > Tides > Tidal Height
Land Surface
Geographic Region > Global Land
Vertical Location > Troposphere
Vertical Location > Land Surface
Vertical Location > Stratosphere
Vertical Location > Sea Surface
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://ncei.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


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

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: CSV
Fees: See Extended Metadata for fee information

Distribution_Format: fixed-length ASCII text
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Distribution_Format: ArcGIS
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Distribution_Format: PDF
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Personnel
NCEI METADATA DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA


CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-02-02



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