U.S. Gridded Precipitation and Snowfall Time Series Data (DSI-3721)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00372

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Summary
Abstract: U.S. Gridded Precipitation and Snowfall Time Series is digital data set DSI-3721, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The time period is January 1, 1948 to December 31, 1999. Geographic coverage is the 48 contiguous states of the United States of America. As stated, the data is gridded; each grid is 0.5 degrees of latitude and longitude. The data set consists of precipitation data and separate snowfall data. The precipitation data covers about 96 percent of the land area of the 48 states, and 100 percent of the area east of -105.0 longitude. Snowfall data covers about 95 percent of the land area.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 24.0   E: -65.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: U.S. Gridded Precipitation and Snowfall Time Series Data (DSI-3721)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1999-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: A Microsoft Word 2002 file, "readme_DSI-3721_methods.doc", describes the methods and algorithms used to create the data. This file is archived with the data and is available with the data.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: A Microsoft Word 2002 file, "readme_DSI-3721_methods.doc", describes the methods and algorithms used to create the ... 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.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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-3721 ____

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
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
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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