Daily and Sub-daily Precipitation for the Former USSR

Russian precipitation data

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This dataset is a compilation of in situ daily and hourly meteorological observations for the former USSR initially obtained within the framework of several joint projects of All-Russian Research Institute for Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Center of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Obninsk, Russian Federation, and (former) NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, North Carolina. The data in this archive have been compiled from several sources beginning is 1891, with Russian data available to 2000, but other newly independent states data only to 1991. Homogenization and bias-correction are done only when appropriate metadata and supplementary synoptic information are available.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA National Climatic Data Center (2005): Daily and Sub-daily Precipitation for the Former USSR, Version 1.0 (DSI-9813). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]
  • NCEI DSI 9813_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00646
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Time Period 1891 to 2000 (time interval: 1-day)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 82
S: 35
E: -169
W: 14.5
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2005-06-15
Edition 1.0
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
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA National Climatic Data Center (2005): Daily and Sub-daily Precipitation for the Former USSR, Version 1.0 (DSI-9813). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]
Cited Authors
  • Pavel Groisman
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • All-Russian Research Institute for Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Center of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Obninsk, Russian Federation
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • Pavel Groisman
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • All-Russian Research Institute for Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Center of the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, Obninsk, Russian Federation
  • 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
  • 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 > Atmosphere > Precipitation
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Precipitation
  • Bias-corrected Precipitation
  • Ussr
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
  • Fixed Observation Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Rain Gauges
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russian Federation
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kazakhstan
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kyrgyzstan
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Tajikistan
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Turkmenistan
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Uzbekistan
  • Continent > Asia > Western Asia > Armenia
  • Continent > Asia > Western Asia > Azerbaijan
  • Continent > Asia > Western Asia > Georgia
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Belarus
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Moldova
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Byelorussian Ssr
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Ukraine
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Estonia
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Latvia
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Lithuania
  • Continent > Europe > Eastern Europe > Russian Federation
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: NOAA National Climatic Data Center (2005): Daily and Sub-daily Precipitation for the Former USSR, Version 1.0 (DSI-9813). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data in this dataset have been compiled from several sources: 1. Raw daily precipitation records obtained from RIHMI-WDC in two swaths: Former USSR stations of International Exchange [223 of them; a subset of this data has been initially distributed by Carbon Dioxide Information Data Center (Razuvaev et al. 1993)] but now is updated to 2001 for the Russian Federation; Former USSR (thereafter, Russia) synoptic stations (totally 2187 stations with the last data records ending in mid 1996); 2. Derivative daily precipitation time series composed from the above but homogenized for wetting bias changes and rain gauge changes using the technique developed by Groisman and Rankova (2001); 3. Sub-daily precipitation accumulations for the 2095 former USSR synoptic stations compiled from several sources but thereafter verified using national data holdings of the Russian Federation (up to 2000) but for other NIS countries mostly up to 1991 (cf., NCDC 2005; Data Set-9290c).
Processing Environment FORTRAN programs in UNIX environment
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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
  • RAIN GAUGES
Platform
  • WEATHER STATIONS
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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