Enhanced Master Station History Report

EMSHR

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The Enhanced Master Station History Report (EMSHR) is a compiled list of basic, historical information for every station in the station history database, beginning in the 1700s through the present. The Enhanced MSHR version contains similar data elements and is in a similar format as the Standard/Legacy MSHR (DSI-9767_01), but the Enhanced MSHR includes additional stations that are included in the Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN)-Daily product. Also, the Enhanced MSHR incorporates additional station networks, including international stations/networks. The Enhanced MSHR contains an expanded number of items to the original MSHR, such as station status, additional IDs, alternate station names, NWS region, NWS Weather Forecast Office (WFO), all elevations, latitude/longitude precision, and UTC offset.
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Russell S. Vose, Shelley McNeill, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Shepherd (2011): Enhanced Master Station History Report [indicate version/subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. [Access date]. doi:10.7289/V5NV9G8D
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Distribution Formats
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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
  • NCEI Station Metadata Reports
    NCEI produces many types of station metadata reports, and more information about the EMSHR can be found at this link.
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-06-30
  • revision: 2014-08-31
  • revision: 2016-07-06
Edition Version 3
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Monthly
Purpose EMSHR pulls information from the Historical Observing Metadata Repository (HOMR), an integrated station history database which currently sources from the legacy Multi-network Metadata System (MMS), Integrated Station Information System (ISIS) and Global Historical Climatology Network-Daily (GHCND), and will use additional sources in the future. This ensures the most up-to-date station metadata for various in situ networks.
Dataset Citation
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Russell S. Vose, Shelley McNeill, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Shepherd (2011): Enhanced Master Station History Report [indicate version/subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. [Access date]. doi:10.7289/V5NV9G8D
Cited Authors
  • Vose, Russell S.
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • McNeill, Shelley
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Thomas, Kristy
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Shepherd, Ethan
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Collaborators
  • Vose, Russell S.
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • McNeill, Shelley
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Thomas, Kristy
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Shepherd, Ethan
    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/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Meteorological Station
  • Coastal Stations
  • Fixed Observation Stations
  • Ground Stations
  • Weather Stations
  • Ghcn > Global Historical Climatology Network
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
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Geographic Region > Global
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Russell S. Vose, Shelley McNeill, Kristy Thomas, Ethan Shepherd (2011): Enhanced Master Station History Report [indicate version/subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. [Access date]. doi:10.7289/V5NV9G8D
  • 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.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
Processing Steps
  • 2011-06-30T00:00:00 - 2011-06-30: Enhanced Master Station History Report (EMSHR) released.
  • 2014-08-31T00:00:00 - 2014-08-31: EMSHR updated to v02r00. New columns were added to the database. See documentation for more information.
  • 2016-07-06T00:00:00 - 2016-07-06: EMSHR updated to v03r00. New columns were added to the database. See documentation for more information.
Source Datasets
  • Cooperative Station History Forms
    • Cooperative Station History Forms
      Cooperative Station History Forms Landing Page
    • Description of Source: Much of the information contained in the Enhanced Master Station History Report derives from values keyed from Weather Bureau Forms 500, 530, 531 and National Weather Service Form B44.
    • Temporal extent used: 1753-08-01 to Present
  • National Weather Service (NWS) Station Information System (SIS)
  • Station History Records
    • Station History Records
      WebARTIS collection "STAHIS"
    • Description of Source: Data keyed from paper records describing station information
    • Temporal extent used: 1700-01-01 to Present
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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