Canada Monthly Precipitation (DSI-9816)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00399
Abstract: Canada Monthly Precipitation is historical digital data set DSI-9816, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NCDC purchased this data set from what is now the Meteorological Service of Canada in the early 1990s. The data set contains data for Canadian stations beteen 1874 and 1990. DSI-9816 was derived from the original Canadian data set. The original data was purchased before ... Canada began a major effort in the 1990s to improve the quality of its meteorological data archive. The data has problems that may no longer exist if it were purchased from Canada today. NCDC found problems with station identification and location, and was able to put only 6692 of the original 9320 stations into DSI-9816. Also there were problems with biased data due to characteristics of the precipitation gauges and their exposure, which NCDC adjusted in the data as much as practicable. NCDC did not attempt to correct actual errors in the data. The following parameters from the original data set were put in DSI-9816: mean monthly rainfall, snowfall, precipitation, and number of days with rain.
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: Canada Monthly Precipitation (DSI-9816)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: tabular digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1874-01-01Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
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.metadata at noaa.gov
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21