Master Station History Report

MSHR

The Standard/Legacy MSHR, formally identified as the DSI-9767 dataset, is the legacy dataset/report sorted by NCDC Station ID and period of record. This dataset/report includes historical station changes in reported fields generating multiple records for a station where a new record is created for every period in which a reported component for a station is changed. This dataset is continued to be produced to support legacy processing systems.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI DSI 9767_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00177
Download Data
  • Master Station History Report (download)
    This is a fixed-length report of all stations documented in HOMR, where a given station may have multiple records due to changepoints.
Distribution Formats
  • TXT
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) Team
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Stations.NCDC@noaa.gov
Time Period 1700-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
  • Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR) (search)
    HOMR tracks detailed information for a variety of weather stations throughout their lifespans, including identifiers, names, locations, equipment modifications, reporting methods, etc.
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2000-01-16
  • revision: 2011-06-30
Edition 1
Data Presentation Form Digital document - digital representation of a primarily textual item (can contain illustrations also)
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Purpose This dataset continues to be produced to support legacy processing systems. For new applications, the Enhanced MSHR should be used instead for most purposes since it contains an expanded number of items, and will continue to be expanded as HOMR's contents grow.
Use Limitations
  • This standard/legacy MSHR contains fewer station networks, identifiers, and alternate station names. It does not contain NWS regions and weather forecast office designations, some elevations, latitude/longitude precision and UTC offset.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Originators
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Altitude > Station Height
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Infrastructure
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
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Meteorological Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Weather Stations/Networks > Weather Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ocean Platform/Ocean Stations > Coastal Stations
  • Fixed Observation Stations
  • Ground Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Temperature/Humidity Sensors > Thermometer
  • Rain Gauges
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Geographic Region > Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GHCN > Global Historical Climatology Network
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • This dataset continues to be produced to support legacy processing systems. Users are advised, when possible, to use the Enhanced Master Station History Report.
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, 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
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The Master Station History Report is a list of basic, historical information for every station in the Station History database. The data incorporates data from multiple sources, primarily the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Observing Program. The report is created from data entered into the Master Station History Database. The database incorporates station history information from physical/analog forms and digitally submitted station history information.
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.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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