World Monthly Surface Station Climatology

This world monthly surface station climatology has data for over 4700 different stations (2600 in more recent years). Data for some stations goes as far back as the mid-1700s. See decadal coverage [http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/#!docs/decadal.html] for more detail. Most of the data was obtained directly from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), Asheville, North Carolina. However, much of the data prior to 1951 came from John Wolbach of Harvard College Observatory, who contracted to have this data key entered at NCDC. The first six months of 1961 were key entered at NCAR. Sharon Nicholson, Florida State University, provided African precipitation data to extend the records of over 250 stations. Dennis Shea, NCAR/CGD, has been a valuable source for data obtained directly from various countries.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1738-01-01
    End:  2018-06-30

Keywords

Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1738-01-01
Temporal Range End 2018-06-30
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 86.2
Bounding Box South Lat -90
Bounding Box West Long -180
Bounding Box East Long 179.7
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links N/A
Additional Information N/A
Asset Size 203.38 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 Bob Dattore
Resource Support Email dattore@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 Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Meteorology Department, Florida State University
Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University
Publisher Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory
Publication Date 1981-07-13
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier ds570.0
Resource Version N/A
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress onGoing
Metadata Date 2018-09-14T23:05:01-07:00
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.rda::ds570.0
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce, Meteorology Department, Florida State University, Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University. (1981). World Monthly Surface Station Climatology. Research Data Archive at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Computational and Information Systems Laboratory. https://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds570.0/. Accessed 21 October 2018.

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