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Pan American Climate Studies (PACS) Data at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC
Entry ID: PACS_UCAR_JOSS_NOAA_CODIAC


Summary
Abstract: The Pan American Climate Studies (PACS) Program is a United States
Federal Program in the 1995 to 2004 time frame directed towards the
goal of improving the skill of operational seasonal-to-interannual
climate prediction (with emphasis on precipitation) over the
Americas. Although the principal focus of PACS is on seasonal and
interannual variability on a regional (>500 km) scale, higher
frequency phenomena such as the diurnal cycle and the 40-60 day
Madden-Julian Oscillation and mesoscale phenomena such as sea breeze
circulations and circulations forced by orography, coastal geometry,
and contrasts in vegetation will be taken into account, as needed,
with reference to the maintenance of the mean state and in the
interpretation, diagnosis, and modeling of variability on the seasonal
to interannual time scale. PACS falls within the scope of the
U.S. Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System (GOALS) Program, but because
of its emphasis on continental precipitation it will also have a close
connection with the Global Energy and Water cycle EXperiment (GEWEX)
and its subprograms. PACS will encompass a wide range of activities,
including climate monitoring, modeling, dataset development, empirical
studies, and intensive process studies (field projects).

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Description: Access to PACS data sets


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Description: PACS project home page

Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: -30.0  E: -30.0  W: -150.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Pan American Climate Studies
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/EOL
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/projs?PACS


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-02-26
Stop Date: 1995-03-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > COSTA RICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > NICARAGUA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA > PANAMA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BOLIVIA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CARIBBEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CENTRAL AMERICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS >BAROMETRIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]
CLIMATE INDICATORS >ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS >TELECONNECTIONS >MADDEN-JULIAN OSCILLATION (MJO) >MJO    [Definition]


Platform
SHIPS    [Information]
DMSP >Defense Meteorological Satellite Program    [Information]
GOES >NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
RADIOSONDES    [Information]
SSM/I >Special Sensor Microwave/Imager    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
PACS >Pan-American Climate Studies    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
INTEGRATED WATER VAPOR
RAINFALL
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
SOUNDINGS
WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPEED


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/

Data Center Personnel
Name: USER SERVICES/CODIAC
Email: codiac at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
Codiac Data Archive
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000-FL4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online
Distribution_Format: varies
Fees: None


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01



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