Climatography of the United States No. 20 and No. 60Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00113
Abstract: Climatography of the United States No. 20 is a historical publication series that is available at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The Climatography of the United States No. 20 (CLIM20), Monthly Station Climate Summaries for 1971-2000 are station summaries of particular interest to agriculture, industry, and engineering applications. These summaries contain a variety of statistics for ... temperature, precipitation, snow, freeze dates, and degree day elements for more than 4,000 stations. The NCDC No. 20 series of climatic summaries gives weather data from selected observation sites in the National Weather Service (NWS) cooperative observation network. Those sites are usually in or near cities which do not have airport weather stations or city weather offices. There have been several issues of the No. 20 series; each issue is based on a specific period-of-record of observations. The latest issue is from the 1971-2000 period. Each issue is updated decennially. This product updates and expands on the previous version by adding statistics and thresholds to the temperature, precipitation, and snow climatologies and including 32 degrees Fahrenheit as a base to the degree days table.Station lists by state, for each of the issue periods contain the period-of-record, location (latitude/longitude), and elevation from sea-level. The major parameters in the No. 20 file for the 1971-2000 issue are monthly and annual temperature climatologies; monthly and annual precipitation climatologies; monthly and annual snow climatologies; freeze data; and degree days. The 1951-1970, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75 issues contained the above parameters except for heating and cooling degree days to selected bases, growing degree units, and growing degree units for corn. The 1893-1970 historical summaries were prepared in various formats, but most of them did possess the basic parameters temperature, precipitation, and snowfall.The latest issue of the NCDC No. 60 series contains a narrative climatic summary, a means and extremes table for each cooperative station in the state that utilized data for the periods 1951-1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, or 1975 that was published in the Climatography of the United States No. 20 file, and the normals (1941-1970), means and extremes (1941-1975, 1976, or 1977) table from the annual issue of Local Climatological Data for all stations in the state at the time of publication. This series is not available on-line.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Climatography of the United States No. 20 and No. 60
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/normals/usnormalsprods.html#CLIM20
Start Date: 1893-01-01
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FREEZE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEGREE DAYS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
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.
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: The summaries are available in PDF and ASCII formats.
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20