Historical Climatology Series 2.1-2.3Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00036
Abstract: Historical Climatology Series 2.1-2.3 is a set of historical publications archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). This is Historical Climatology Series 2 of 6 that are published by the NCDC. This historical index publication contains information about the availability of specific records of meteorological/climatological data. The information can be from either published or ... unpublished sources in a large variety of forms, such as: serial or occasional published reports, manuscript records, autographic records, microfilm or microfiche, and digital records on file. Each publication gives the potential data user a comprehensive overview of the contents of those particular data sets of interest which are available from the NCDC and, occasionally, from other organizations which archive climatological data. Historical Climatological Series 2 is described below. 2-1 Index of Historical Surface Weather Records, New York (August 1978). Surface weather records from observation sites in the state of New York from the early 1800's through 1980 are summarized in this index. Included in the publication is a synthesis of station histories and other sources of documentation from various published and unpublished sources which are on file at the NCDC. Specifically given are: maps showing observation site location on a decadal basis, and index of station records with encoded instrument, archive, and publication data, an index of long period records (80 or more years of record), and an inventory of digitized data for 22 selected observation sites from the earliest recorded observation years through 1930. Also included is information excerpted from the climatic summary of the United States, 1930 edition, and New York summary because of its relevance to the history of weather observations in New York. 2-2 A History of Sunshine Data in the United States, 1891-1980 (July 1981). The NCDC has digitized and summarized monthly and annual totals of duration of sunshine from 239 observation sites for each available month and year of record for the period 1891-1984 in DSI-9788. This publication gives the historical background of the sunshine recording network, periods of record for each recording site, information on the types of locations of instruments, and formats for various sources of published data. The sunshine data set inventory is given in graphical format by state/station. Map presentation show the sunshine station network as it existed in the years 1891, 1900, 1920, 1940, 1960, and 1980, along with other information on station locations. Examples of time series of annual sunshine data and a discussion on data interpretation are included as information which is generally helpful to the user of the sunshine data. Also given is a table of total possible sunshine in hours and tenths for the sunshine station network which was in operation during 1979. 2-3 Inventory of Sources of Long Term Climatic Data in Microfilm and Publication Form (July 1982). Draft this inventory was designed to serve as a guide for users of 19th century climatic data, but includes references to 18th and 20th century data sets which are extensions of the data sets of principal interest. The data sources are primarily in manuscript, tabular, or graphical format, either a published hard copy or microform. The microform materials include microfilm copies of climatological record books, journals, and diaries, with the very early diaries and journals being in no particular format. A major portion of this inventory of sources of long term climatic data refers to sources which have been identified by the Climatic Research Unit of the School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia at Norwich, United Kingdom.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: publication
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Historical Climatology Series 2.1-2.3
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1891-01-01Stop Date: 1984-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The data used to produce this series of atlases are in DSI-9788 (C00072).
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
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.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21