Global Upper Air CARDS TDF-56 (DSI-6311)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00554
Abstract: Global Upper Air CARDS TDF-56 is historical digital data set DSI-6311, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is meteorological upper air data. Data is global for the period 1946-75, although the period of record varies greatly by station. DSI-6311 was included in the larger Comprehensive Aerological Data Set (CARDS) Upper Air data set, DSI-6305, which was quality controlled as ... it was assembled from many smaller data sets. DSI-6311 itself was not quality controlled at the NCDC. Most users should not request DSI-6311, but should instead opt for DSI-6305. Major parameters in upper air data sets are: pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed and direction. NCDC maintains this data set in archive but no longer updates nor actively distributes it. It has been superseded by the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA) (C00616).
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: Global Upper Air CARDS TDF-56 (DSI-6311)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index...
Start Date: 1946-01-01Stop Date: 1975-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE THICKNESS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
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: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21