NCEP ADP Eta subset Upper Air Observation Subsets, daily April 1998 - December 2003
Entry ID: NCAR_DS353.6

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Summary
Abstract: The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) decodes, on an
operational basis, upper air data from the Global Telecommunications System
(GTS) and applies some quality controls.

This dataset has the data which NCEP puts in their BUFR format. Software which
extracts data from the BUFR file, and places it in a basic text file can be
found in BUFRdecode_ADPuprair.tar. This is a synoptically sorted dataset.

When stations fail to report over the GTS, or there are other data problems, we
can not repair the information.

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Related URL
Description: Information about obtaining the "NCEP ADP Eta subset Upper Air Observation
Subsets" dataset.

Description: The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) home page.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: SURFACE Max Altitude: 1 MB

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: The National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Dataset Title: NCEP ADP Eta subset Upper Air Observation Subsets, daily April 1998 - December 2003
Dataset Publisher: NCAR/DSS
Online Resource: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds353.6/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-04-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hours
Platform
RADIOSONDES Ancillary Description
Access Constraints The complete dataset is not free. It is only available from the NCAR MSS. Only
users with NCAR computing accounts may download it without charge from DSS. For
all others, DSS standard pricing applies. See this ordering information.
http://rda.ucar.edu/services/order/index.html

If the user will accept unfiltered copies of whole files delivered by FTP or
written to tapes, the user will qualify for a substantially reduced rate, aka
"direct copy rate".
Use Constraints Public domain. We may distribute this data, but we do so without providing
access software, and with limited or no format documentation.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Research Data Archive, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://rda.ucar.edu/
Dataset ID: ds353.6

Data Center Personnel
Name: RDA HELP DESK
Phone: (303)-497-1231
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: dssweb at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 2.9 GB, 7.9MB/day
Distribution Format: BUFR
Fees: Contact data specialist
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (303)-497-1216
Fax: (303)-497-1291
Email: schuster at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
National Center for Atmospheric Research
CISL/DSS
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307
Country: U.S.A.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-23
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