The Development of a U.S. Climatology of Extreme Ice LoadsEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00354
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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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: documentOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1940-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > FREEZING RAIN
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > ELECTRICITY
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > GROUND ICE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > SEVERE STORMS
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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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24