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Climate Divisions

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: National Climatic Data Center
Publication_Date: 19910101
Title: Climate Divisions
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: GIS Map
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, Virginia
Publisher: USGS
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Description:
Abstract:
This is a coverage of climate divisions from the National Climatic Data Center. The purpose of this data set is to display seasonal maps of precipitation and temperature in the National Water Summary series of reports. (The following is original documentation by Curtis Price) THIS COVERAGE BEGAN AS TWO TEXT FILES OF IDS AND COORDINATES AND A FILE OF LABEL ATTRIBUTES SUPPLIED BY NCDC. ONE TEXT FILE HAS BOUNDARY ARCS OF CLIMATE DIVISIONS (NOT INCLUDING STATE BOUNDARIES) AND THE OTHER HAS LABEL COORDINATES FOR CLIMATE DIVISION POLYGONS ATTRIBUTES INCLUDED A STATE NUMBER (ST#) AND A DIVISION NUMBER WITHIN THAT STATE (1-9) (DIV#). STATE BOUNDARIES WERE NOT READILY AVAILABLE IN A NICE CLEAN FORMAT THAT COULD BE EASILY GENERATED INTO POLYGONS WITH THE BOUNDARY DATA. A USA COVERAGE WE HAD IN NEW JERSEY WAS IN AN UNKNOWN ALBERS PROJECTION. IT WAS WARPED TO MATCH THE CLIMATE DIVISION BOUNDARIES USING ARCEDIT/ADJUST PROCESSING. BECAUSE OF THIS, THE ACCURACY OF THIS COVERAGE IS NOT THAT GOOD, BUT IS CERTAINLY SUITABLE FOR ANALYSIS AT SCALES GREATER THAN 1: 20M. Revisions: Process_Step Process_Description Rev 1.0 Original conversion by Curtis Price Process_Date 03/21/90 Process_Step Process_Description Rev 1.1 Conversion to workstation. Documentation revised to standard format. Process_Date 12/23/91. [Summary provided by EPA]
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -127.83
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.38
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.19
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 23.25
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > POLITICAL DIVISIONS > STATE BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: C-MAP > CLEAN AIR MAPPING AND ANALYSIS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Gis
Theme_Keyword: Weather
Theme_Keyword: Climate
Theme_Keyword: Climate Boundaries
Theme_Keyword: Precipitation
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: National Water Summary
Theme_Keyword: Gosic
Theme_Keyword: G3os/
Theme_Keyword: BOUNDARIES
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
The data are of unknown quality and should be used with caution for analytical purposes.
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/images/multimedia_sample/dif/GCMD/CLIMDIV/CLIMDIV.gif
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Climate Divisions of the Conterminous United States
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This dataset began as two text files: (1) a file containing IDs and coordinates and (2)a file of label attributes supplied by NCDC. More specifically, the first text file had boundary arcs of climate divisions (not including state boundaries) and the second text file had label coordinates for climate division polygon attributes that included a state number (ST#) and a division number within that state (DIV#). During this dataset.s creation, state boundaries were not readily available in a single format. Therefore, manipulation was performed on state boundary coverages when necessary. For example, a coverage for the state of New Jersey was in a different projection than coverages of other states. It came in an unknown Albers projection which had to be warped to match the climate division boundaries from other states.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: EPA/CAMD > Clean Air Markets Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Contact_Person: EPA CLEAN AIR MARKETS DIVISION
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: US EPA
Address: Clean Air Markets Division
Address: 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Address: Mail Code 6204J
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20460
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-564-9180
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: camdgis@epa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOI/USGS/WRD/GIS > Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
Contact_Person: KEN LANFEAR
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: U. S. Geological Survey
Address: National Center
Address: Water Resources Division
Address: 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 440
City: Reston
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 20192
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (703) 648-6852
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (703) 648-5295
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: lanfear@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: CLIMDIV
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ArcInfo export format
Format_Name: shapefile
Transfer_Size: 252,858 bytes
Transfer_Size: 376,747 bytes
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.epa.gov/airmarkets/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://water.usgs.gov/GIS/metadata/usgswrd/XML/cli...
Access_Instructions:
FGDC metadata on Climate Divisions.
Fees: No Fees
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20021126
Metadata_Review_Date: 20161118
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
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: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@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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