CMDL Hourly Surface Observations (DSI-3274)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00364
Abstract: CMDL Hourly Surface Observations is historical data set DSI-3274 archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Data were provided by the Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory (CMDL), which is currently a part of the Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The four observatories that provided data were ... maintained and operated by CMDL in locations where pollution and anthropogenic influences are frequently non-existent. The stations and periods of record were: Point Barrow, Alaska, USA Jan 1976-Jul 1994 Mauna Loa Observatory, Hawaii, USA Jan 1977-Feb 1994 Cape Matutula, American Samoa Jan 1976-Dec 1993 Amundsen-Scott (South Pole), Antarctica Jan 1977-Dec 1993. Major parameters in DSI-3274 include hourly values for air temperature, dew point temperature, precipitation amount, station pressure, vector wind direction, vector wind speed, and wind steadiness factor. (Note: The steadiness factor is 100 times the ratio of the vector wind speed to the average wind speed.) This data set supplements DSI-3273, CMDL Hourly Average Surface Carbon Dioxide, which uses the same 4 sites.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: CMDL Hourly Surface Observations (DSI-3274)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1976-01-01Stop Date: 1994-07-31
Temporal Resolution: Hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Not derived from another source.
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
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21