NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing

NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data are composed of surface weather reports operationally collected by the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The data includes land and marine surface reports received via the Global Telecommunications System (GTS). Variables recorded in the reports include pressure, air temperature, dew point temperature, wind direction and speed. Precipitation data has been decoded for the U.S. and Canada. Report intervals range from hourly to 3 hourly. These data are the primary input to the NCEP Global Data Assimilation System (GDAS).

Full daily data can be downloaded in BUFR or LITTLE_R format. Spatial subsets decoded into ASCII can also be selected by latitude/longitude or station ID.

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

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

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1999-09-30
    End:  2017-12-31

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1999-09-30
Temporal Range End 2017-12-31
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -179.9999
Bounding Box East Long 180
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Related Resource #1 : NCEP BUFRLIB software

Related Resource #2 : NCEP model data (include surface BUFR data in the gdas.* directories)

Related Resource #3 : NCDC gdas BUFR obs data.

Related Resource #4 : NCEP BUFRLIB MNEMONICS

Related Resource #5 : Description of Data Processing at NCEP

Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 120140 MB
Legal Constraints Use of this dataset is subject to UCAR's Terms of Use, except that commercial use is generally not prohibited.
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
Science Support Name N/A
Science Support Email N/A
Science Support Organization N/A
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 Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 2004-02-23
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier ds461.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2018-10-20T04:05:21-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds461.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce. (2004). NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds461.0/. Accessed 21 October 2018.

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