The 1991 - 2005 National Solar Radiation Data Base (DSI-3284)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00668
Abstract: The 1991-2005 National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) is an update of the 1961-1990 NSRDB released in 1992. This updated NSRDB dataset an hourly ground-based data set of solar and meteorological fields for 1454 stations. Eight hundred fifty eight sites have a complete 15-year period of record, and another 596 sites have data for at least 3 of the 15 years (though not necessarily serially ... complete). All of the 239 original NSRDB sites are included in the update. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) built the NSRDB, and the data were used to produce the DSI-3284 data set at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). DSI-3284 is NCDC's archive format for this data set, Each record contains a station's hourly values of solar and meteorological for each day. The elements within a record are delimited by commas.
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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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: The 1991 - 2005 National Solar Radiation Data Base (DSI-3284)
Dataset Release Date: 2007-06-13
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1991-01-01Stop Date: 2005-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD CEILING
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ISO Topic Category
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Data 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
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21