End-of-Day Temperature and Precipitation for Long-Period U.S. and Canadian Stations

Daily maximum and minimum temperature and precipitation amount are available for 497 U.S. and Canadian stations, which were extracted from other DSS datasets because of their long periods of record. The general period of record is 1874 to 1979, but it varies by individual station. For the U.S. stations, no period is shorter than 29 years, with most being much longer. There is more variation in the periods of the Canadian stations. For specific station information, you should view the inventories [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds522.0/inventories/]. Most users will probably want to use the ASCII record format, but a packed-binary version of the data is also available.

For more information about the data itself, please see the source datasets. The Texas stations were extracted from ds510.2 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds510.2/]. The other U.S. stations were selected from ds510.4 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds510.4/], ds520.0 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds520.0/], and ds521.0 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds521.0/]. The Canadian stations are from ds516.0 [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds516.0/].

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Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Bob Dattore
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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1874-10-01
    End:  1979-12-31

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1874-10-01
Temporal Range End 1979-12-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat 15
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
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 228.00 MB
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Access Constraints Registration on the RDA web site is a requirement for access to the data.
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 Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1980-03-20
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/SP7Q-WV40
Alternate Identifier ds522.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-01-03T15:11:45-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds522.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (1980). End-of-Day Temperature and Precipitation for Long-Period U.S. and Canadian Stations. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/SP7Q-WV40. Accessed 14 July 2024.

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