GIDS-1 Hourly Surface Composite

The GIDS-1 Hourly Surface Composite contains surface and sea level pressure, temperature, dew point temperature, wind speed and direction, and precipitation observations from surface observing sites in the central United States. Visibility, present weather, ceiling, and cloud type heights and amounts are included for those stations which report them (generally SAO and ASOS). This composite is the STORM-FEST Hourly Surface Composite augmented with 6 additional weeks of operational data (15 March - 30 April 1992). NOTE: An error was found in the calculation of the calculated sea level pressure in the Illinois Climate Network data in this dataset. Please see the Data Remarks section of the Readme file for a detailed description of this error.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1992-02-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1992-04-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1992-02-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1992-04-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 40.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 31.00000
Bounding Box West Long -107.00000
Bounding Box East Long -91.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
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Documentation #1 : hlysfc.txt

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 189 MB
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Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-08-24T16:59:03
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 1.65
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-04-04T21:14:59Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::1.65
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2011). GIDS-1 Hourly Surface Composite. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 11 December 2023.

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