Atmospheric Handbook Data Tables (DSI-9796)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00182

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Summary
Abstract: Atmospheric Handbook Data Tables is historical digital data set DSI-9796, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This data set consists of one combined file containing 226 data files. The files contains information, programs, and data largely taken from results published in scientific journals. In general, sections of files are grouped according to the atmospheric area. Atmospheric data tables in this data set are described in World Data Center A for Meteorology and World Data Center A for Solar Terrestrial Physics Report UAG-89. This report will be furnished with all orders for this file. Data areas cover attenuation coefficients for the atmosphere and H2O; 1962 standard atmospheres; cloud drop size distributions for water and ice spheres; solar spectral irradiance (nimbus and SMM satellite solar irradiance data); sky spectral radiance; Rayleigh coefficients for air; refractive indices for air, ice, liquid H2O, and various atmospheric aerosols; and relative reflectance for ice and H2O.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

Related URL
Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Atmospheric Handbook Data Tables (DSI-9796)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital data
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1896-01-01
Stop Date: 1980-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >SULFATE PARTICLES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >TROPOPAUSE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >REFLECTED INFRARED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
BALLOONS    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
NIMBUS    [Information]
SMM >Solar Maximum Mission    [Information]


Instrument
PHOTOMETERS    [Information]
SPECTROPHOTOMETERS    [Information]
SUN PHOTOMETERS    [Information]
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
RAWINSONDES    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: During the course of several years of work in atmospheric spectroscopy, V. E. Derr of the NOAA Environmental Research Laboratories, Boulder, Colorado compiled several useful tables of atmospheric data from literature, and stored these data on computer disk and tape for ready access during theoretical calculations. In order to not pass judgment on the accuracy of these data, the "Atmospheric Handbook: Atmospheric Data Tables Available on Computer Tape" (Report UAG-89) was published as a compromise between fully verified and uncertain values. Every effort was made to ensure the faithfulness of the tables to the source and to avoid degradation of interpolated values. If more than one source appears authoritative, both are quoted. Under this compromise, the researcher is advised to use the values cautiously, but a very valuable set of data is provided for researchers in solar radiation. The accuracy of these data can be determined only by reference to the source. Please note that individual data elements are not described within this information system.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
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


Keywords
GLOBAL
GOSIC
G3OS/


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______DSI-9796 ____

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
NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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