Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set (CARDS) (DSI-6305)

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Originator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set (CARDS) (DSI-6305)
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
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Online_Linkage: http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibrary/datasets.html#TD6300
Description:
Abstract:
Comprehensive Aerological Reference Data Set (CARDS) is digital data set DSI-6305, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). CARDS consists of meteorological upper air data from all over the globe. The goal of the National Climatic Data Center's CARDS project, which began in 1991, is to produce a global upper air dataset based on daily (up to four per day) radiosonde observations, suitable for use in evaluating climate models and detecting tropospheric and stratospheric climate change. The current primary CARDS data set, DS- 6305, is populated with more than 2300 upper air stations, DSI-6305 currently contains over 27 million quality controlled radiosonde observations. These data are comprised of observations collected from over 20 data sources and range from 1940 to 2000. A set of monthly-mean data for each station (MONADS) (C00383) is also available. NCDC maintains this data set in archive but no longer updates nor actively distributes it. It has been superseded by the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive (IGRA) (C00616). To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set Pricing is dependent on customer order specifications. Please contact NCDC for information on fees and terms for retrieving the Data Set or Product. CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19400101
Ending_Date: 20001231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
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:
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 > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
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 > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
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 > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: PIBAL > PILOT BALLOONS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Global
Theme_Keyword: Gosic
Theme_Keyword: G3os/
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Access_Constraints: ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
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None
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index.php?name=visualization
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Provides visualization of IGRA data by station, and Creates maps of IGRA data for a user-specified time, pressure level and area.
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: GIF
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Data_Quality_Information:
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ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available. LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP: PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown PROCESS DATE: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: ______DSI-6305 ____
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII and GIF Files
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Online_Option:
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
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Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index.php
Access_Instructions:
Data from the Integrated Global Radiosonde Archive can be accessed using FTP and HTTP access methods.
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index.php
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http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nmmrview/fgdc.jsp?id=gov....
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View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
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http://www4.ncdc.noaa.gov/ol/documentlibrary/datas...
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/cab/igra/index.php?nam...
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Please See Summary
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060627
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110721
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NCDC METADATA SERVICES
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Room 468
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.metadata@noaa.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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