Airways Solar Radiation (DSI-3281)

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Originator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Airways Solar Radiation (DSI-3281)
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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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Airways Solar Radiation is historical digital data set DSI-3281, archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is meteorological and solar radiation data. The meteorological data is a small historical subset of the larger, ongoing NCDC data set, US Global Surface Airways Hourly Observations (DSI-3280) (C00215). DSI-3281 contains meteorological data from only 31 of the many DSI-3280 stations, and only from the years 1988-95. These 31 stations also reported direct and global solar radiation data, which is found in DSI-3281 but not DSI-3280. The 31 stations included in this historical data set are located in the US and Guam. The stations are: Albuquerque, NM; Lander, WY; Bismarck, ND; Las Vegas, NV; Boise, ID; Long Beach, CA; Boulder, CO; Madison, WI; Brownsville, TX; Midland, TX; Burlington, VT; Montgomery, AL; Caribou, ME; Nashville, TN; Columbia, MO; Omaha, NE; Dodge City, KS; Phoenix, AZ; El Paso, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; Ely, NV; Raleigh, NC; Fresno, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; Grand Junction, CO; Seattle, WA; Great Falls MT; Sterling, VA; Guam, PI; Tallahassee, FL; and Lake Charles, LA. This data set contains hourly or 3-hourly surface weather observations that are taken primarily at major airports and military bases. Observations are made by trained personnel, or by automated equipment that has been tested by the controlling agency. Stations are usually fully instrumented and therefore record a complete range of meteorological parameters. Observations are generally recorded for the 24-hour period midnight to midnight. Basically, the major parameters are clouds, visibility, winds, air temperature, sky cover, relative humidity, air pressure, direct and global radiation and present weather. However, there have been several historical changes in the way observations have been recorded, including the advent of the Automated Surface Observing System (ASOS) in 1992. The detailed parameters, allowing for such changes, are: sky condition in tenths and height per layer; sky condition in eighths and height per layer; altimeter setting; sky condition in tenths and cloud coverage by layer; sky condition in eighths and cloud coverage by layer; ceiling height; cloud type and height by layer; total amount of sky cover by the first two cloud layers and by the first three cloud layers; dew point temperature in tenths Celsius; dew point temperature in Fahrenheit; horizontal visibility; station pressure; direct and global radiation; present weather code; present weather between 5 and 10 statute miles in vicinity; relative humidity; sea level pressure; air temperature in tenths Celsius; air temperature in Fahrenheit; wet bulb temperature in tenths Fahrenheit; total sky cover in eighths; total sky cover and total opaque sky cover measured in tenths; wind direction and speed to 16 points; wind direction and speed; and wind direction and speed from ASOS. All parameters are not reported by all stations. 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: 19880101
Ending_Date: 19951231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 140.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 49.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 10.0
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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 > BAROMETRIC ALTITUDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > CYCLONES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > HURRICANES
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 PHENOMENA > TYPHOONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > PRESSURE TENDENCY
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 PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
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 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 > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD CEILING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD BASE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: AEROVANES
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: PRESSURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: WIND VANES
Theme_Keyword: PYRANOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: PYRHELIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: SUNSHINE RECORDERS
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: United States Of America
Theme_Keyword: Guam
Theme_Keyword: Automated Remote Weather Stations
Theme_Keyword: Arws
Theme_Keyword: Gosic
Theme_Keyword: G3os/
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > WESTERN PACIFIC OCEAN > GUAM
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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LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available. LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP: PROCESS DESCRIPTION: This data set is taken directly from DSI-3280. PROCESS DATE: Unknown
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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: 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-3281 ____
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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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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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060629
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110721
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
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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