U.S. Daily Climate Normals (1971-2000)

browse graphicU.S. Daily Climate Normals
The U.S. Daily Climate Normals (DSI-9641D) are based on monthly maximum, minimum, and mean temperature and monthly total precipitation records for each year in the 30-year period 1971-2000, inclusive (as well as separately computed monthly degree day totals). The monthly values are available in data set DSI-9641C or publication online (Climatography of the United States, No. 81 Monthly Station Normals of Temperature, Precipitation, and Heating and Cooling Degree Days, 1971-2000). In order to be included in the normals, a station had to have at least 10 years of monthly temperature data or 10 years of monthly precipitation data for each month in the period 1971-2000. In addition, a station had to be active since January 1, 1999, or had to be included as a normals station in the 1961-1990 normals.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI DSI 9641_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00117
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Distribution Formats
  • fixed-length ASCII text
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 1971-01-01 to 2000-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72.0
S: 15.0
E: -60.0
W: 170.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2002-12-18
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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 > Temperature Anomalies
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Anomalies
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Precipitation > Rain
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Puerto Rico
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement This dataset is derived from U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1971-2000).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • For more information on the generation of the 1971-2000 Climate Normals, please see associated documentation.
Source Datasets
  • U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1971-2000)
    • U.S. Monthly Climate Normals (1971-2000) Landing Page
      Source data for the US Daily Climate Normals (1971-2000).
    • Description of Source: For more information about the creation of the dataset, please see associated documentation.
    • Temporal extent used: 1971-01-01 to 2000-12-31
Lineage information for: repository
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
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • THERMOMETERS
Platform
  • METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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