The Development of a U.S. Climatology of Extreme Ice Loads
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Summary
Abstract: The Development of a U.S. Climatology of Extreme Ice Loads is a technical report available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Ice thickness (and therefore weight) is a key engineering design consideration in the construction of many structures which are subject to outdoor weather, such as cables, towers, wires, etc. Detailed information for engineers regarding ice loads from freezing rain has been sorely lacking, due to a deficiency of site-specific data. Therefore, a consortium of individuals and government agencies undertook a project to produce a U.S. climatology of ice thickness due to freezing rain, in the form of an extreme value analysis. This 23-page report describes this effort, along with future plans for further development.

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

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: technical report

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: 15.0   E: -66.0   W: 170.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: The Development of a U.S. Climatology of Extreme Ice Loads
Dataset Release Date: 2002-12-01
Data Presentation Form: document
Online Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01
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LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown

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Distribution Format: PDF
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Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 828-271-4800
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City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24
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