MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset

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Originator: MADIS Surface Network (various sources)
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset
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Online_Linkage: http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_sfc.html
Description:
Abstract:
Surface land and maritime observing stations report various meteorological variables that describe the current weather. These variables include basic measurements such as temperature, relative humidity, wind, precipitation, etc., as well as various types of weather occurrences such as hail, fog, and thunder. The MADIS meteorological surface dataset includes reports from many observing networks run by different "providers". Through the MADIS API, the user can select only a subset of the total by specifying which providers to include or exclude. Most national-scale networks in North America that report surface conditions are included. Over land, this includes all stations that report standard METARs (ASOS, AWOS, non-automated stations) or SAOs (Canadian stations), as well as modernized (i.e., automated) National Weather Service Cooperative Observer reports. Maritime reports are also available, including the Coastal Marine Automated Network (C-MAN), fixed and drifting buoys, and ship reports. The MADIS meteorological surface dataset also contains a unique collection of thousands of mesonet stations from local, state, and federal agencies, and private firms. One of these mesonets, GPSMET, includes water vapor observations from geo-positioning satellites (GPS) in addition to surface observations. Some of the mesonets are restricted. Click here for details. http://madis.noaa.gov/ [Summary Extracted from the MADIS home page]
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Belousov, S.L., L.S. Gandin, and S.A. Mashkovich, 1968: Computer Processing of Current Meteorological Data. Ed. V. Bugaev. Meteorological Translation No. 18, 1972, Atmospheric Environment Service, Downsview, Ontario, Canada, 227 pp.
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REFERENCE: Miller, P.A. and S.G. Benjamin, 1992: A System for the Hourly Assimilation of Surface Observations in Mountainous and Flat Terrain. AMS Monthly Weather Review, 120, 2342-2359.
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REFERENCE: Sanders, F., C.A. Doswell III, 1995: A case for detailed surface analysis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 76, 505-521.
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REFERENCE: Technique Specification Package 88-21-R2 For AWIPS-90 RFP Appendix G Requirements Numbers: Quality Control Incoming Data, 1994. AWIPS Document Number TSP-032-1992R2, NOAA, National Weather Service, Office of Systems Development.
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -170.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -50.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 70.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 5.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FREEZE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FROST
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 > PRESSURE TENDENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > STATIC 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 TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > VIRTUAL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
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 TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > TERRAIN ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SWELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES > TIDAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: ASOS > AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: AWOS > AUTOMATED WEATHER OBSERVING SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MESONET > MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: C-MAN > COASTAL MARINE NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: DRY BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: TIDE GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: CEILOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: Road Liquid Freeze Temp
Theme_Keyword: Road Subsurface Temp
Theme_Keyword: Battery Voltage
Theme_Keyword: Precipitation Bucket Level
Theme_Keyword: Road Liquid Chem Factor
Theme_Keyword: Gpsmet
Theme_Keyword: Diffuse Solar Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Wet Bulb Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Aneroid Barometers
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN > HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA > ALASKA
Access_Constraints: Some of the mesonets are restricted. Click here for details. http://madis.noaa.gov/ You must be a registered MADIS user to access this data. MADIS Data Application: http://madis.noaa.gov/
Use_Constraints:
Please cite the dataset provider if you use this data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MADIS SUPPORT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: madis-support@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: 40 Inches
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: 40 Inches
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/OAR/ESRL/GSD/ > Global Systems Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: MADIS SUPPORT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: madis-support@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: netCDF
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://esrl.noaa.gov/gsd/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://madis.noaa.gov/madis_sfc.html
Access_Instructions:
Access the MADIS Meteorological Surface Dataset.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://madis.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
Access all MADIS datasets.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getserf.htm?UNIDATA_NETCDF
Access_Instructions:
View MADIS files using the Unidata NetCDF Tool.
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050105
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130221
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.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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