Winds Aloft Charts
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00111

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Summary
Abstract: Winds Aloft Charts are historical charts archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). These winds aloft charts (6-hourly or 12-hourly) were prepared by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and its predecessor, the National Meteorological Center, both of the U.S. National Weather Service. The charts were archived on 35-mm microfilm by the NCDC. Data contains plotted stations wind direction (36 points) and speed (knots) as wind barbs. The altitude of the plotted winds varies, almost year to year. The charts were for 03 and 15 GMT (some years had additional 09 and 21 GMT) from March 1942 to May 1957. From June 1957 to present the charts were for 00, and 12 GMT (some years had additional 06 and 18 GMT data).

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: chart

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
Related URL
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 24.0   E: -66.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Winds Aloft Charts
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: chart
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1942-03-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: 12 Hours
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided

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
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

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
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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