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Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Application (CEFA) Western United States Climatology Products
Entry ID: WRCC_DRI_CEFA_PRODUCTS


Summary
Abstract: The program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications (CEFA) is a
collaboration between the Desert Research Institute and the Bureau of
Land Management Nevada State Office. Data products created by CEFA
include Surface Climatology (RAWS) and Lightning Climatolgy (ALDS)
products.

The RAWS climatology analysis has been created for three
regions: Nevada, Idaho, Utah, and Northwestern California. Data from
16 stations in California, 110 in Idaha, 131 Nevada, and 130 in Utah
were used for the climatology. The following products are available:

+ 4-Panel plots of hourly temperature, humidity, wind speed and wind
direction.
+ 1-panel plot of hourly and monthly temperature,
humidity, wind speed or wind direction.
+ 2-Panel plots of hourly average wind speed and wind direction.

The Automated Lightning Detection System (ALDS) climatology products
are based upon data collected from ALDS stations operated by the
Bureau of Land Management from April 1985 through November 1997. These
data provide a location and time of occurrence for cloud-to-ground
lightning strikes. Lightning climatology products are currently
available for Nevada, Idaho, Utah and Northern California. The regions
covered also include Nevada, Idaho, Utah and northwestern California.
The following products are available:

+ 1-panel plot of monthly or hourly by month lightning occurrence
+ 2-panel plots of hourly lightning occurrence by month, showing
number of strikes and associated relative frequency

All CEFA data products can be downloaded for the project home page:
"http://www.cefa.dri.edu/"

[Summary adapted from the DRI Home Page]

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 49.0 S: 32.0  E: -109.0  W: -124.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Desert Research Institute, Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office
Dataset Title: Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Application (CEFA) Western United States Climatology Products
Dataset Release Place: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Version: Not provided
Data Presentation Form: Images
Online Resource: http://www.cefa.dri.edu/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-04-01
Stop Date: 1997-11-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IDAHO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > NEVADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > UTAH


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >LIGHTNING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >LIGHTNING    [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 >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
CEFA >Program for Climate, Ecosystem and Fire Applications    [Information]


Use Constraints
Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.


Keywords
RAWS


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


Data Center
Western Regional Climate Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WRCC USER SERVICES
Phone: 775-674-7010
Fax: 775-677-7016
Email: wrcc at dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Format: GIF
Fees: None


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-602-3890
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08



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