WDC-A Meteorological and Oceanographic Data from Chernobyl for 1986

WDCA Chernobyl data

WDCA Chernobyl Data consists of digital data set DSI-9681, archived at the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). World Data Center for Meteorology (WDC-A), located in Asheville, North Carolina, is a meteorological data center in a worldwide network of data centers for the various sciences established to promote international exchange of scientific data. This particular dataset consists of meteorological data from the April 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. Upper air observations may include: winds, dew points, and temperatures. Surface observations may include: temperatures, winds, humidity, pressure, water vapor, solar radiation, salinity, currents, sea ice, swells, and waves. Drifting buoy observations may include: sea surface temperature, salinity, currents, swells, and waves. Satellite sounding observations may include: thickness, precipitable water, or mean temperature for up to two vertical layers.
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  • NCEI DSI 9681_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00305
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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
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Time Period 1986-04-25 to 1986-05-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1988
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.
Dataset Citation
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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
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts > Nuclear Radiation Exposure
  • Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Public Health > Radiation Exposure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation
  • Chernobyl
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
  • Aircraft > Aircraft
  • Ground Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground-based Observations
  • Earth Observation Satellites
  • Buoys
  • Balloons/Rockets > Balloons
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Dropwindsondes
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Profilers/Sounders > Rawinsondes
  • Thermometers
  • Rain Gauges
  • Anemometers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Ukraine
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Stratosphere
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
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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.
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