Integrated Surface Hourly (DSI-3505)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00532
Abstract: Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) Data is digital data set DSI-3505, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) database is composed of worldwide surface weather observations from about 20,000 stations, collected and stored from sources such as the Automated Weather Network (AWN), the Global Telecommunications System (GTS), the Automated Surface ... Observing System (ASOS), and data keyed from paper forms. Most digital observations are decoded either at operational centers and forwarded to the Federal Climate Complex (FCC) in Asheville, NC, or decoded at the FCC. The US Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC), the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the US Navy's Fleet Numerical Meteorological and Oceanographical Command Detachment (FNMOD), make up the FCC in Asheville. Each agency is responsible for data ingest, quality control, and customer support for surface climatological data. All data are now stored in a single ASCII format. Numerous DOD and civilian customers use this database in climatological applications. ISH refers to the digital database and format in which hourly and synoptic (3-hourly) weather observations are stored. The format conforms to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). The database includes data originating from various codes such as synoptic, airways, METAR (Meteorological Routine Weather Report), and SMARS (Supplementary Marine Reporting Station), as well as observations from automatic weather stations. The data are sorted by station-year-month-day-hour-minute.
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: CLARK, D.A.
Dataset Title: NPP TROPICAL FOREST: LA SELVA, COSTA RICA, 1969-1985
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/218Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=218&term2attribut...
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints The Trustees of Columbia University hold the copyright of this dataset. Users are prohibited from any commercial sale or free redistribution without explicit written permission from CIESIN. Users should acknowledge CIESIN as the source used in the creation of any reports, publications, new datasets, derived products, or services resulting from the use of this dataset. CIESIN also requests reprints of any publications and notification of any redistributing efforts.
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 351 1 360 2092
Fax: 351 1 364 5000
Email: jmcpereira at isa.utl.pt
D.E.F./I.S.A. TAPADA DA AJUDA
Postal Code: 1300
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-04-17