Integrated Surface Hourly (DSI-3505)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00532
Abstract: Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) Data is digital data set DSI-3505, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) database is composed of worldwide surface weather observations from about 20,000 stations, collected and stored from sources such as the Automated Weather Network (AWN), the Global Telecommunications System (GTS), the Automated Surface ... Observing System (ASOS), and data keyed from paper forms. Most digital observations are decoded either at operational centers and forwarded to the Federal Climate Complex (FCC) in Asheville, NC, or decoded at the FCC. The US Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC), the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographical Command Detachment (FNMOD), make up the FCC in Asheville. Each agency is responsible for data ingest, quality control, and customer support for surface climatological data. All data are now stored in a single ASCII format. Numerous DOD and civilian customers use this database in climatological applications. ISH refers to the digital database and format in which hourly and synoptic (3-hourly) weather observations are stored. The format conforms to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). The database includes data originating from various codes such as synoptic, airways, METAR (Meteorological Routine Weather Report), and SMARS (Supplementary Marine Reporting Station), as well as observations from automatic weather stations. The data are sorted by station-year-month-day-hour-minute.
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: Andrew G. Fountain
Dataset Title: COMMONWEALTH GLACIER METEOROLOGICAL STATION MEASUREMENTS
Dataset Release Place: WWW
Dataset Publisher: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Data Presentation Form: Tables (comma delimited text file)
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION > INCOMING LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION > OUTGOING SHORTWAVE RADIATION
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints [From http://huey.colorado.edu/LTER/datasets/meteorology/common.html]
Acceptance and utilization of LTER data requires that:
- The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
- The Principal Investigator of the data set be sent a copy of the report or manuscript prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant publications.
- A copy of any resultant publications should be sent to the McMurdo data manager as well as the Principal Investigator.
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Email: andrew at pdx.edu
Department of Geology Portland State University
Province or State: OR
Postal Code: 97207
Email: bjtn at odin.pdx.edu
Department of Geology, Portland State University P.O. Box 751
City: Portland OR
Postal Code: 97207-0751
Doran, Peter T., Gayle L. Dana, Jordan T. Hastings and Robert
A. Wharton, Jr. 1995. McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological
Research (LTER): LTER automatic weather network (LAWN). Antarctic
Journal of the U.S. 30(5): 276-280.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-03-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-03
Future DIF Review Date: 2004-10-21