Historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Global Observational Data

This dataset contains the historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Global Observational Data that are derived from real-time Global Telecommunications System (GTS) reports distributed via the Unidata Internet Data Distribution System (IDD). Reports include surface station (SYNOP) reports at 3-hour intervals, upper air (RAOB) reports at 3-hour intervals, surface station (METAR) reports at 1-hour intervals, and marine surface (BUOY) reports at 1-hour intervals. Select variables found in all report types include pressure, temperature, wind speed, and wind direction. Data may be available at mandatory or significant levels from 1000 millibars to 1 millibar, and at surface levels. Online archives are populated daily with reports generated two days prior to the current date.

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • Thomas Cram
    tcram@ucar.edu
    UCAR/NCAR - Research Data Archive

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2003-05-19
    End:  2019-06-16

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2003-05-19
Temporal Range End 2019-06-16
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : Unidata IDD homepage

Related Resource #2 : IDD Surface and Upper Air Observations available from the Unidata THREDDS server

Related Resource #3 : IDD Surface and Upper Air observations available from the Unidata RAMADDA server

Related Resource #4 : DDPLUS text files available from the Unidata RAMADDA server

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 6050219 MB
Legal Constraints

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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 Thomas Cram
Resource Support Email tcram@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 Unidata, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2003-10-31
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/9235-WJ24
Alternate Identifier ds336.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2019-06-19T13:05:02-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds336.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Unidata, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (2003). Historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Global Observational Data. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/9235-WJ24. Accessed 20 June 2019.

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