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Global Surface Summary of the Day - GSOD

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Originator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Title: Global Surface Summary of the Day - GSOD
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tableDigital
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Global Surface Summary of the Day is derived from The Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) dataset. The ISH dataset includes global data obtained from the USAF Climatology Center, located in the Federal Climate Complex with NCDC. The latest daily summary data are normally available 1-2 days after the date-time of the observations used in the daily summaries. The online data files begin with 1929 and are at the time of this writing at the Version 8 software level. Over 9000 stations' data are typically available. The daily elements included in the dataset (as available from each station) are: Mean temperature (.1 Fahrenheit) Mean dew point (.1 Fahrenheit) Mean sea level pressure (.1 mb) Mean station pressure (.1 mb) Mean visibility (.1 miles) Mean wind speed (.1 knots) Maximum sustained wind speed (.1 knots) Maximum wind gust (.1 knots) Maximum temperature (.1 Fahrenheit) Minimum temperature (.1 Fahrenheit) Precipitation amount (.01 inches) Snow depth (.1 inches) Indicator for occurrence of: Fog, Rain or Drizzle, Snow or Ice Pellets, Hail, Thunder, Tornado/Funnel Cloud Global summary of day data for 18 surface meteorological elements are derived from the synoptic/hourly observations contained in USAF DATSAV3 Surface data and Federal Climate Complex Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH). Historical data are generally available for 1929 to the present, with data from 1973 to the present being 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). Since the data are converted to constant units (e.g, knots), slight rounding error from the originally reported values may occur (e.g, 9.9 instead of 10.0). The mean daily values described below 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--maximum wind gust, precipitation amount, and snow depth--will only appear if the station reports the data sufficiently to provide a valid value. Therefore, these three elements will appear less frequently than other values. Also, these elements 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 and summarized based on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, 0000Z - 2359Z) since the original synoptic/hourly data are reported and based on GMT. Global summary of the day is comprised of a dozen daily averages computed from global hourly station data. Daily weather elements include mean values of: temperature, dew point temperature, sea level pressure, station pressure, visibility, and wind speed plus maximum and minimum temperature, maximum sustained wind speed and maximum gust, precipitation amount, snow depth, and weather indicators. With the exception of U.S. stations, 24-hour periods are based upon UTC times. Values are usually delayed 24-48 hours from the time of observation.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19290101
Ending_Date: Unknown
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: 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 > ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > TORNADOES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN > FREEZING RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > LIQUID PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > ICE PELLETS > SLEET
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SOLID PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Electricity > Lightning
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Cyclones
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Fog
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Lightning
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Storms
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Phenomena > Tornadoes
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
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 Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Theme_Keyword: Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Freezing Rain
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: Land Surface
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Region > Global Land
Theme_Keyword: Vertical Location > Land Surface
Theme_Keyword: Doc/noaa/nesdis/ncei > National Centers For Environmental Information, Nesdis, Noaa, U.s. Department Of Commerce
Theme_Keyword: Doc/noaa/nesdis/ncdc > National Climatic Data Center, Nesdis, Noaa, U.s. Department Of Commerce
Theme_Keyword: NULL
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
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Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00516_global-day-summary.png
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Global Surface Summary of the Day GIS map
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
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Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@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: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ncdc.orders@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00516
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Format_Name: CSV
Format_Name: fixed-length ASCII text
Format_Name: ArcGIS
Format_Name: KMZ
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https://ncei.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/gsod/
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NCEI FTP Server. Dataset files available for download via FTP.
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http://www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/CDO/cdoselect.cmd?datase...
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NCEI Climate Data Online Data Search. Search for the dataset via a text-based interface.
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https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/maps/ncei/cdo/daily
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NCEI Climate Data Online Map Server. Dynamic GIS mapping application to locate stations and data for selected layers.
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http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/arcgis/rest/services/cdo/...
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NCEI ArcGIS REST Services Directory. ArcGIS Server REST API for the dataset.
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Online_Option:
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http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/kml/gsod.kmz
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KMZ file for dataset. Direct download link for KMZ file.
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http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/gsod/readme.txt...
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NCEI Dataset Documentation. Documentation of the dataset including a data description, format layout and definitions.
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
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http://www7.ncdc.noaa.gov/CDO/GSOD_COMMADEL.txt
Access_Instructions:
GSOD Sample Data. This sample data file shows how the data are formatted and is for example purposes only.
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http://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/geoportal/catalog/search/...
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View Source Metadata
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20160122
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160202
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: NCEI METADATA DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 151 Patton Avenue
Address: Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 828-271-4800
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 828-271-4876
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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