Worldwide Airfield Summary

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The Worldwide Airfield Summary contains a selection of climatological data produced by the U.S. Air Force, Air Weather Service. The reports were compiled from dozens of domestic and international sources. It consists of summaries for approximately 4,000 airfield stations worldwide and the climatic areas in which they are located, for various periods ending at or before May 1974. A keyed subset (June 1969) is available digitally upon request.

The data presented are monthly and annual summaries of: 1. Absolute maximum and minimum temperatures (Deg. F), 2. Mean daily maximum and minimum temperatures (Deg. F), 3. Mean number of days with maximum temperature equal to or greater than 90 Deg. F, 4. Mean number of days with minimum temperature equal to or less than 32 or 0 Deg. F, 5. Mean dew-point temperature (Deg. F), 6. Mean relative humidity (%), 7. Mean pressure altitude (feet), 8. Mean precipitation (in.), 9. Mean snowfall (in.), 10. Mean number of days with precipitation equal to or greater than 0.1 inch, 11. Mean number of days with snowfall equal to or greater than 1.5 inch, 12. Mean number of days with an occurrence of visibility less than 0.5 mile, 13. Mean number of days with thunderstorms, 14. Percent frequency surface wind speed equal to or greater than 17 knots, 15. Percent frequency surface wind speed equal to or greater than 28 knots, 16. Percent frequency ceiling less than 5,000 feet and/or visibility less than 5 miles, 17. Percent frequency ceiling less than 1,500 feet and/or visibility less than 3 miles by 3-hourly increments, 18. Percent frequency ceiling less than 300 feet and/or visibility less than 1 mile by 3-hourly increments, 19. Mean number of days with ceiling equal to or greater than 1,000 feet and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles, 20. Mean number of days with ceiling equal to or greater than 2,500 feet and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles, 21. Mean number of days with ceiling equal to or greater than 6,000 feet and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles, 22. Mean number of days with ceiling equal to or greater than 10,000 feet and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles, 23. Mean number of days ceiling equal to or greater than 2,000 feet and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles with surface wind speed less than 10 knots, 24. Mean number of days with surface wind speed equal to or greater than 17 knots and no precipitation, 25. Mean number of days with surface wind speed 4 to 10 knots and temperature 33 to 89 Deg. F and no precipitation, 26. Mean number of days with sky cover less than 3/10ths and visibility equal to or greater than 3 miles.
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  • NCEI DSI 9647_01
  • NCEI WebARTIS: WWAS
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00029
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Time Period 1901-01-01 to 1974-05-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1967
  • revision: 1968
  • revision: 1969
  • revision: 1970
  • revision: 1971
  • revision: 1972
  • revision: 1973
  • revision: 1974
  • revision: 1981
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose International climatological summaries provide a global view of the world's climate.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • US Air Force, Air Weather Service
  • U.S. Naval Operations Center
Originators
  • US Air Force, Air Weather Service
Collaborators
  • U.S. Naval Operations Center
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Humidity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Barometric Altitude
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Rain Storms
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Lightning
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Ceiling
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • WEATHER STATIONS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • Barometers
  • HYGROMETERS
  • Altimeters
  • PSYCHROMETERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • Rain Gauges
  • Snow Measuring Rod
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • Thermometers
  • Visual Observations
  • Wind Vanes
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data was compiled from dozens of domestic and international sources by the United States Air Force Air Weather Service. All sources are listed in each publication. These summaries were prepared by U.S. Air Force Environmental Technical Applications Center (ETAC) for the U.S. Naval Oceanography Command.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • ANEMOMETERS
  • ALTIMETERS
  • BAROMETERS
  • HYGROMETERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • PSYCHROMETERS
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • SNOW MEASURING ROD
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • WIND VANES
Platform
  • WEATHER STATIONS
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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