CDIAC U.S. Historical Sunshine Observations, 1891-1984

This dataset contains sunshine data for 240 U.S. stations (including Puerto Rico and nine Pacific islands) for the years from 1891 to 1984. The periods of record for individual stations varies widely with only 49 (20%) stations having periods of at least 90 years. However, 192 stations (80%) have periods of at least 30 years.

In addition to the total monthly and annual measurements of sunshine duration, total monthly and annual maximum possible sunshine duration and monthly and annual percentages of possible sunshine duration are also provided.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1891-01
    End:  1987-12

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1891-01
Temporal Range End 1987-12
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 ASCII
Standardized Resource Format ASCII
Asset Size 6.00 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
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1987-11-17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/3H9N-T509
Alternate Identifier ds565.1
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:48-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds565.1
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, U. S. Department of Energy. (1987). CDIAC U.S. Historical Sunshine Observations, 1891-1984. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/3H9N-T509. Accessed 19 May 2024.

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