LBA REGIONAL GLOBAL HISTORICAL CLIMATOLOGY NETWORK, V. 1, 1832-1990

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Originator: EISCHEID, J.K.HEIM, R.KARL, T.R.PETERSON, T.C.SCHMOYER, R.L.STEURER, P.M.VOSE, R.S.
Publication_Date: 2004
Title: LBA REGIONAL GLOBAL HISTORICAL CLIMATOLOGY NETWORK, V. 1, 1832-1990
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Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Online Files
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Publication_Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
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Online_Linkage: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=702&term2attribute=fileID
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This data set consists of a subset of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) Version 1 database for the study area of the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA) in South America (i.e., longitude 85 to 30 degrees W, latitude 25 degrees S to 10 degrees N). There are three files available, one each for precipitation, temperature, and pressure data. Within this subset the oldest data date from 1832 and the most recent from 1990.The GHCN V1 database contains monthly temperature, precipitation, sea-level pressure, and station-pressure data for thousands of meteorological stations worldwide. The database was compiled from pre-existing national, regional, and global collections of data as part of the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) project, the goal of which was to produce, maintain and make available a comprehensive global surface baseline climate data set for monitoring climate and detecting climate change. It contains data from roughly 6000 temperature stations, 7500 precipitation stations, 1800 sea-level pressure stations, and 1800 station-pressure stations. Each station has at least 10 years of data; 40% have more than 50 years of data. Spatial coverage is good over most of the globe, particularly for the United States and Europe. Data gaps are evident over the Amazon rainforest, the Sahara desert, Greenland, and Antarctica. The earliest station data are from 1697; the most recent are from 1990. The database was created from 15 source data sets including:The National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC's) World Weather Records,CAC's Climate Anomaly Monitoring System (CAMS),NCAR's World Monthly Surface Station Climatology,CIRES' (Eischeid/Diaz) Global precipitation data set,P. Jones' Temperature data base for the world, andS. Nicholson's African precipitation database. Quality Control of the GHCN V1 database included visual inspection of graphs of all station time series, tests for precipitation digitized 6 months out of phase, tests for different stations having identical data, and other tests. This detailed analysis has revealed that most stations (95% for temperature and precipitation, 75% for pressure) contain high-quality data. However, gross data-processing errors (e.g., keypunch problems) and discontinuous inhomogeneities (e.g., station relocations and instrumentation changes) do characterize a small number of stations. All major data processing problems have been flagged (or corrected, when possible). Similarly, all major inhomogeneities have been flagged, although no homogeneity corrections were applied.LBA was designed to create the new knowledge needed to understand the climatological, ecological, biogeochemical, and hydrological functioning of Amazonia; the impact of land use change on these functions; and the interactions between Amazonia and the Earth system. LBA was a cooperative international research initiative led by Brazil and NASA was a lead sponsor for several experiments. More information about LBA and links to other LBA project sites can be found at http://daac.ornl.gov/cgi-bin/dataset_lister.pl?p=11.
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Beginning_Date: 18320701
Ending_Date: 19901231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -85.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -30.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -25.0
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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 > 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 > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: LBA > LARGE SCALE BIOSPHERE-ATMOSPHERE EXPERIMENT IN AMAZONIA
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Lba
Theme_Keyword: Ghcn
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Historical
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Climate Collections
Theme_Keyword: Global Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Long-term Climate Data
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > AMAZONIA
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JON K. EISCHEID
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences
Address: University of Colorado at Boulder
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80309-0449
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-5970
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jon@noaacdc.colorado.edu
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Contact_Organization: ORNL_DAAC > THE OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY (ORNL) DISTRIBUTED ACTIVE ARCHIVE CENTER (DAAC)
Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.gov
Resource_Description: 702
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LBA REGIONAL GLOBAL HISTORICAL CLIMATOLOGY NETWORK, V. 1, 1832-1990
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040128
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140124
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Contact_Person: ORNL DAAC USER SERVICES OFFICE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: ORNL DAAC User Services Office
Address: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
State_or_Province: TN
Postal_Code: 37831-6407
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (865) 574-7447
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: uso@daac.ornl.gov
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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