Global Surface Summary of Day (GLOBALSOD) Database Version 5, via WWW

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Title: Global Surface Summary of Day (GLOBALSOD) Database Version 5, via WWW
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The NCDC home page address on the WWW is 'http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/'. To obtain the data via direct internet-FTP: open ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov OR open hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov; login: anonymous; password: your email address; cd /pub/data/globalsod; readme.txt file complete with explanation of dataset along with GIF image of station locations. Users may also link to the data at: "ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/globalsod/" The Global Surface Summary of Day (GLOBALSOD) database was built monthly by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), Asheville, NC. The hourly data used in building these daily summaries are obtained from the Air Weather Service (AWS) Global Climatology Division, located in the Federal Climate Complex with NCDC. The latest month of the daily summary data is placed on line by NCDC for easy access and download by outside users, and is normally available about 1 month after the end of the data month. Over 8000 stations' data are typically included each month. Other periods of GLOBALSOD (up to 20 years or more) can be obtained off-line from NCDC. The daily elements include mean temperature, mean dew point, mean sea level pressure, mean station pressure, mean visibility, mean wind speed, maximum sustained wind speed, maximum wind gust, maximum temperature, minimum temperature, precipitation amount, snow depth, and indicator for occurrence of fog, rain, snow, hail, thunder, tornado/funnel cloud. The GLOBALSOD data for 18 surface meteorological elements are derived from the synoptic/hourly observations contained in TD-9950 (AWS DATSAV2 Surface data). The TD-9950 data are normally available about 4 weeks after the end of the data month. Historical data are generally available for 1973 to the present, with some stations having data back to about 1930. Generally, data from 1982 (beginning of current synoptic code) to the present are the most complete. For some periods, one or more countries' data may not be available due to data restrictions or communications problems. In deriving the summary of day data, a minimum of 4 observations for the day must be present (allows for stations which report 4 synoptic observations/day). Although the synoptic/hourly data are stored in the hourly database in metric units, they are converted to English units for this summary of day data. The mean daily values are based on the hours of operation for the station. For some stations/countries, the visibility will sometimes 'cluster' around a value (such as 10 miles) due to the practice of not reporting visibilities greater than certain distances. The daily extremes and totals (such as precipitation) will only appear if the station reports the data sufficiently--such as the daily maximum and minimum temperatures, or one or more precipitation totals. Therefore, values for peak wind gust, maximum/minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow depth will appear less frequently than other values. Also, these 5 values are derived from the stations' reports during the day, and may comprise a 24-hour period which includes a portion of the previous day. The data are reported/summarized based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) since the original synoptic/hourly data are reported and based on GMT. Further additions and enhancements to these data will be made in the future. The record length is 132, with a block length of 7920 for data provided on magnetic tape. The data can also be provided on diskette or paper copy. The data are strictly ASCII, with a mixture of character data, real values, and integer values.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19300101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE > STATION PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SLEET
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > SEVERE STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Air Weather Service
Theme_Keyword: Daily Data
Theme_Keyword: Dew Point
Theme_Keyword: Fog
Theme_Keyword: Ftp
Theme_Keyword: Funnel Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Globalsod
Theme_Keyword: Hail
Theme_Keyword: Hourly Data
Theme_Keyword: Maximum Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Minimum Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Rain
Theme_Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Severe Weather
Theme_Keyword: Snow Depth
Theme_Keyword: Station Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Statistics
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Thunder
Theme_Keyword: Tornado
Theme_Keyword: Weather
Theme_Keyword: Wind Gust
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: THOMAS ROSS
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Climatic Data Center
Address: Research Customer Service Group
Address: Federal Building
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (704) 271-4994
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (704) 271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: TROSS@NCDC.NOAA.GOV
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: orders@ncdc.noaa.gov
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: SAM MCCOWN
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Climate Services Branch
Address: National Climatic Data Center
Address: Room 468
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (828) 271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (828) 271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.info@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: GLOBALSOD
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130124
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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