Foreign Winds Aloft (DSI-5200)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00548

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Summary
Abstract: Foreign Winds Aloft is historical digital data set DSI-5200, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is a collection of miscellaneous, historical, upper air winds data. DSI-5200 contains wind speeds and directions at various levels above the earth's surface. Data is from a sampling of countries over the world. Data periods vary from station to station. The earliest data is from 1927, and the latest is from 1971. DSI-5200 includes the following historical data collections, with file names in double-quotes: 1. "african_middle_east_winds_aloft" 1953/01/01-1961/11/30 (Sudan, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, and Afghanistan) 2. "african_winds_aloft" 1961/07/01-1963/06/30 (Africa [various countries], Syria, Israel, and Jordan) 3. "burma_haitian_winds_aloft" 1956/04/30-1957/07/01 (Burma and Port-au-Prince, Haiti) 4. "chinese_winds_aloft" 1956/08/20-1959/12/31 5. "india_pakistan_winds_aloft" 1953/12/31-1959/05/31 and "india_pakistan_winds aloft" 1954/01/01-1963/12/31 (India, Pakistan, and island of Borneo [Sarawak and north Borneo]) 6. "italian_pibals" 1927/04/01-1933/12/31 7. "japanese_winds_aloft" 1941/11/11-1953/12/31 8. "korean_winds_aloft" 1937/07/31-1957/12/31 9. "portuguese_macao_indian_winds_aloft" 1948/03/17-1948/12/02 (Portugal, Macao, India, Pakistan, Arabia, Burma, Ceylon [Sri Lanka], and Indian Ocean islands) 10. "se_asian_winds_aloft" 1959/09/16-1967/07/31 and "se_asian_winds_aloft" 1960/04/01-1967/07/29 (Southeast Asia and Pacific islands) 11. "winds_aloft" 1954/03/30-1960/08/17 (Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay) 12. "winds_aloft" 1949/03/01-1971/01/07 (Philippines)

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

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


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: Foreign Winds Aloft (DSI-5200)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1927-04-01
Stop Date: 1971-01-07


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >VERTICAL WIND MOTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
PIBAL >Pilot Balloons    [Information]


Instrument
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


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
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-5200 ____

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


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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