Global GTS Surface METAR Data in ASCII format

The Surface METAR Data set is one of several surface data sets collected by the National Center for Atmospheric Research/Earth Observing Laboratory (NCAR/EOL). Included in the data set are the global hourly METAR observations. These data are contained in monthly files which are in tarred bzip2 format (.tar.bz2). The data were acquired via the UNIDATA Local Data Manager (LDM).

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2000-03-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2022-03-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2000-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2022-03-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat -90.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : LDM_SFC_METAR.html

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 29894 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author National Weather Service (NWS)
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2011-09-01T02:07:14
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 100.013
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:53Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::100.013
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Weather Service (NWS). (2011). Global GTS Surface METAR Data in ASCII format. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 04 December 2023.

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