Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA) - Monthly Means (DSI-6352)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00617

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Summary
Abstract: Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive is a digital data set archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This dataset contains monthly means of geopotential height, temperature, zonal wind, and meridional wind derived from the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA, DSI-6351). IGRA consists of radiosonde and pilot balloon observations at over 1500 globally distributed stations, and ... View entire text

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

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CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Description: Data from the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive can be accessed using FTP and HTTP access methods.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  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 Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA) - Monthly Means (DSI-6352)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index.php
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-01-01
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
Platform
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Instrument
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Quality control procedures have been applied to the individual soundings from which the monthly means were computed. No additional quality control has been applied to the monthly means. The IGRA quality assurance system consists of a series of specialized algorithms that are applied successively. The procedures can be grouped into seven general categories: fundamental ... View entire text
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.
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Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-6352 ____

Data Center Personnel
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Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
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City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: ASCII and GIF Files
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Personnel
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: 2011-07-21
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