Synoptic Surface Observations (Office of Hydrology Format) is historical data set DSI-9659 archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Office of Hydrology (O/H) format was designed for use in implementing the National Weather Service River Forecast Service (NWSRFS) nationwide, and for calibration of hydrologic models. Parameters for this synoptic surface observations data set include: temperature, cloudiness, humidity, water vapor, evaporation, precipitation, sunshine, visibility, winds, water temperature, dew point, and thunderstorm occurrences. The period of record is 1948-1976.
To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP: PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Hourly records from these stations were obtained from the NCDC files-WBAN Hourly Surface Observation, C00215 (DSI-3280). Once a day measurements from these stations were taken from NCDC files-WBAN Summary of Day, C00314 (DSI-3210). Daily total radiation and total sunshine records from the national network of radiation stations have been included on the O/H format synoptic meteorological files. These were obtained from the NCDC files-Solar Radiation Summary of the Day, C00085 (DSI-9726). PROCESS DATE: Unknown
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