U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - Hourly Values (DSI-9871)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00541
Abstract: U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - Hourly Values is digital data set DSI-9871, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).ISIS is a continuation of earlier National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) surface-based solar monitoring programs. ISIS provides basic surface radiation data with repeatability, consistency, and accuracy based on reference ... standards maintained at levels better than 1%. ISIS addresses questions of spatial distributions and time trends at sites selected to be regionally representative and long-term continuous records of observations. The Air Resources Laboratory (ARL) operates the NOAA national broadband solar radiation network, which collects data in both the visible and ultraviolet (UV-B) wavebands. ISIS operates at two levels: Level 1 stations are basic, monitoring incoming radiation only; and Level 2 stations are more fully instrumented, focusing on surface radiation balance (SURFRAD). ISIS Level 1 stations operate in the United States of America. Currently NCDC has in archive data from ten stations located in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Bismarck, North Dakota; Desert Rock, Nevada; Hanford, California; Madison, Wisconsin; Oak Ridge, Tennessee; Seattle, Washington; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sterling, Virginia; and Tallahassee, Florida; from 1995 onward. Major parameters in Level 1 Hourly data are: global and direct beam irradiance, diffuse irradiance, and UV-B global irradiance.
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: U.S. Integrated Surface Irradiance Study (ISIS) Level 1 - Hourly Values (DSI-9871)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibra...
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Temporal Resolution: Hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
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
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Province or State: North Carolina
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21