Global Upper Air Climatic Atlas (CD-ROM)Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00338
Abstract: This two-volume CD-ROM set available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) uses 2.5 degree gridded, upper air climatic summaries derived from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model analyses. It uses data from selected upper air stations from all over the world for the 12-year period (1980-1991), including individual months. The CD-ROMs present upper air ... statistics for 15 different vertical levels for for dry bulb and dew point temperature, geopotential height, air density, and vector and scalar wind speed. They also provide access/display software for gridpoint data, contouring capability for user-defined areas, and vertical profiles. This was a joint NCDC and US Navy product. Also available is a supplementary ASCII-data CD-ROM (no graphic interface) for the 1980-1995 period.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: product
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: Global Upper Air Climatic Atlas (CD-ROM)
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, NC
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Data Presentation Form: multimedia presentationOnline Resource: http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.prodspecific?prodn...
Start Date: 1980-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
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.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: CD-ROM
Fees: Please See Summary
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21