Global Aircraft Reports (DSI-6380)

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Originator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Title: Global Aircraft Reports (DSI-6380)
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
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Online_Linkage: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
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Global Aircraft Reports is historical digital data set DSI-6380, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). DSI-6380 is a historical collection of many types of meteorological upper air reports that NCDC has received from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). Data are global. The different types of reports are: A. PIREPS (pilot reports) were produced from a pilot talking to a ground observer. There were no latitude and longitude for location. Instead, there were a radial direction and distance from an observing site. NCEP decoders (computer and human) translated the location to latitude and longitude. B. AIREPS (air reports) had multiple sources, but were primarily from Air Traffic Control (ATC). These were semi-automatic reports from aircraft to ground and were encoded by ATC personnel. These reports were a free code and were primarily for over ocean reporting. Aircraft using this reporting procedure had Inertial Navigation System (INS) equipment, so the winds were usually of high quality. Instead of latitude/longitude, location was provided by a three or four letter identifier. NCEP decoders translated the letter identifiers to lat/long. NCEP received AIREPS from different countries over the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) sponsored Global Telecommunications System (GTS). C. Aircraft to Satellite Data Relay (ASDAR) was used on a few widebody aircraft of British, Continental, and Quantas Airlines flying predominately between Europe and North America or within these regions. However, others flew to destinations in Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. Reports were communicated from the aircraft via geostationary meteorological satellites. Because of the automation characteristics, data was usually of high quality. D. Australian Reports were restricted to line of sight transmission. Since almost every commercial aircraft in Australia had reporting equipment, there were a tremendous number of Australian reports. Frequency of reports was one every 7 minutes during level flight, and one every 10hPa or 50hPa during ascent and descent (with the higher frequency applying to the lower part of the atmosphere). Because of the automation characteristics, data was usually of high quality. Reports were received by NCEP over the GTS. E. Global Weather Intercept (GWIP) network was PIREPS and AIREPS received by the Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) at Offutt AFB, NE and sent to NCEP. These reports were from the Southern Hemisphere, South America, and the Western Pacific. F. ARINC Communications Addressing Reporting System (ACARS) provided reports over the continental United States and Alaska. Frequency of reports was every 5 to 10 minutes at flight level and during ascents and descents around major airports. Because of the automation characteristics, data was usually of high quality. NCEP collected these reports from ARINC (Aeronautical Radio Incorporated). Aircraft reports are sorted by marsden square and date: 10 degree marsden square, 1 degree Marsden box, tenth of degree Marsden subbox, year, month, day, hour, minute, receipt hour, and receipt minute. Possible major parameters include: barometric height, temperature, relative humidity, dew point depression, wind direction and speed, aircraft in clouds code, and turbulence code. To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: data set CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Beginning_Date: 19730101
Ending_Date: 19971231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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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: 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 > ALTITUDE > BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE 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 > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > TURBULENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme_Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: THERMISTORS
Theme_Keyword: TURBIDITY METERS
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
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
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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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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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-6380 ____
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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: 20060627
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110721
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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
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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