AWS TD13 Global Surface Observations, daily 1901-1973

Global synoptic surface observations from the Air Weather Service for 1901-1973, called "Tape Deck 13" because it is the combination of multiple card decks (datasets), conversion to a standard format and transfer to tape. There are usually 1 to 4 records per station each day.

Wind direction, wind speed, and station elevation are "standard" variables usually available in each deck; the rest of the variables are "supplemental fields" which are not in some decks (groups of stations). Sea level pressure "standard" format excludes the high order digits, retaining only tens, units and tenths of millibars; however, some decks provide the hundreds/thousands digit in the "supplemental fields".

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1901-01-01
    End:  1973-09-30

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1901-01-01
Temporal Range End 1973-09-30
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat N/A
Bounding Box South Lat N/A
Bounding Box West Long N/A
Bounding Box East Long N/A
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Resource Format Binary
Standardized Resource Format Binary
Asset Size 36813 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive
Distributor NCAR Research Data Archive
Metadata Contact Name N/A
Metadata Contact Email rdahelp@ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization NCAR Research Data Archive

Author National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1982-06-07
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/DB4P-GC05
Alternate Identifier ds467.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:41-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds467.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (1982). AWS TD13 Global Surface Observations, daily 1901-1973. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/DB4P-GC05. Accessed 22 May 2024.

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