MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset
Entry ID: MADIS_METSFC

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Summary
Abstract: Surface land and maritime observing stations report various meteorological
variables that describe the current weather. These variables include basic
measurements such as temperature, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, etc.,
as well as various types of weather occurrences such as hail, fog, and thunder.

The MADIS meteorological surface dataset includes reports from many observing
networks run by different "providers". Through the MADIS API, the user can
select only a subset of the total by specifying which providers to include or
exclude. Most national-scale networks in North America that report surface
conditions are included. Over land, this includes all stations that report
standard METARs (ASOS, AWOS, non-automated stations) or SAOs (Canadian
stations), as well as modernized (i.e., automated) National Weather Service
Cooperative Observer reports. Maritime reports are also available, including
the Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN), fixed and drifting buoys, and
ship reports. The MADIS meteorological surface dataset also contains a unique
collection of thousands of mesonet stations from local, state, and federal
agencies, and private firms. One of these mesonets, GPSMET, includes water
vapor observations from geo-positioning satellites (GPS) in addition to surface
observations.

Some of the mesonets are restricted. Click here for details.
http://madis.noaa.gov/

[Summary Extracted from the MADIS home page]

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access the MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset.


Link: GET DATA
Description: Access all MADIS datasets.


Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: View MADIS files using the Unidata NetCDF Tool.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 70.0 S: 5.0  E: -50.0  W: -170.0
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MADIS Surface Network (various sources)
Dataset Title: MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset
Online Resource: http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_sfc.html


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA


Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 40 Inches


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FREEZE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >FROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >STORMS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA >TORNADOES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >STATIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE HEIGHT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WAVE PERIOD    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >TIDES >TIDAL HEIGHT    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
ASOS >Automated Surface Observing System    [Information]
AWOS >Automated Weather Observing System    [Information]
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
MESONET >Mesoscale Meteorological Network    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
BUOYS    [Information]
C-MAN >Coastal Marine Network    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
DRY BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
HYGROMETERS    [Information]
HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
SOIL MOISTURE PROBE    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]
TIDE GAUGES    [Information]
WET BULB THERMOMETERS    [Information]
CEILOMETERS    [Information]


Access Constraints
Some of the mesonets are restricted. Click here for details.
http://madis.noaa.gov/

You must be a registered MADIS user to access this data.

MADIS Data Application:
http://madis.noaa.gov/


Use Constraints
Please cite the dataset provider if you use this data.


Keywords
Road liquid freeze temp
Road subsurface temp
battery voltage
precipitation bucket level
Road liquid chem factor
GPSMET
diffuse solar radiation
wet bulb temperature
ANEROID BAROMETERS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Global Systems Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://esrl.noaa.gov/gsd/
Dataset ID: MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset

Data Center Personnel
Name: MADIS SUPPORT
Email: madis-support at noaa.gov



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: netCDF


Personnel
MADIS SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: madis-support at noaa.gov


SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Belousov, S.L., L.S. Gandin, and S.A. Mashkovich, 1968: Computer Processing of
Current Meteorological Data. Ed. V. Bugaev. Meteorological Translation No. 18,
1972, Atmospheric Environment Service, Downsview, Ontario, Canada, 227 pp.

Miller, P.A. and S.G. Benjamin, 1992: A System for the Hourly Assimilation of
Surface Observations in Mountainous and Flat Terrain. AMS Monthly Weather
Review, 120, 2342-2359.

Sanders, F., C.A. Doswell III, 1995: A case for detailed surface analysis.
Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76, 505-521.

Technique Specification Package 88-21-R2 For AWIPS-90 RFP Appendix G
Requirements Numbers: Quality Control Incoming Data, 1994. AWIPS Document
Number TSP-032-1992R2, NOAA, National Weather Service, Office of Systems
Development.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-21

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