Global Climatology of Tropospheric Precipitable Water
Entry ID: NOAA_ARL_PRECIPITABLE_WATER

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Summary
Abstract: [Summary Adapted from the NOAA/ARL home page]

The global climatology of tropospheric precipitable water is based on
radiosonde data for the 23 year period, 1973-1995. The climatological
variables are the mean precipitable water in several layers, the
standard deviations of these monthly means and the average
within-month standard deviations. Also recorded are the number of
years of data and the average number of observations per month. The
data are listed by station for each month at 7 layers from the surface
to 300 mb. Data are listed separately for 00 UT and 12 UT observations
and also combined. Complete documentation is available as NOAA
Technical Memorandum ERL ARL-219 entitled Tropospheric Precipitable
Water: A Radiosonde-based Climatology by Rebecca J. Ross and William
P. Elliott.

You may obtain this data set at
ftp://arlftp.arlhq.noaa.gov/web/climate/W_climatology/

This data is also available by anonymous FTP at
arlftp.arlhq.noaa.gov. Use anonymous as login and your e-mail address as
the password. Cd to directory /web/climate/W_climatology/.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Air Resources Laboratory Climate Variability and Trends Group.


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: W. Elliott, R. Ross
Dataset Title: Global Climatology of Tropospheric Precipitable Water
Dataset Release Place: Silver Spring, MD
Dataset Publisher: NOAA
Data Presentation Form: ASCII
Online Resource: ftp://arlftp.arlhq.noaa.gov/web/climate/W_climatology/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1973-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER >TROPOSPHERIC PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Instrument
RADIOSONDES    [Information]


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NOAA/ARL


Data Center
Air Resources Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: REBECCA ROSS
Email: Rebecca.Ross at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/Air Resources Laboratory R/E/AR
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online FTP
Distribution_Format: ASCII
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


REBECCA ROSS
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Rebecca.Ross at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/Air Resources Laboratory R/E/AR
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA


Publications/References
Rebecca J. Ross and William P. Elliott (2001), Tropospheric Precipitable Water: A Radiosonde-based Climatology, NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL ARL-219

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-04

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