Climatography of the United States

EV2 - Climatography Of The USA

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Numbered series of NOAA publications that contain environmental information climate summaries and station normals. Each series contains a volume for each state, climate division, or station. Series that are or would be found in this library are as follows: -- No. 10: Climatic Summary of the United States, establishment of stations to 1930, by climate division -- No. 11: Climatic Summary of the United States-Supplement for 1931-52, by state -- No. 20: Monthly Station Climate Summaries for 1971-2000. Station summaries of particular interest to agriculture, industry, and engineering applications. These summaries contain a variety of statistics for temperature, precipitation, snow, freeze dates, and degree day elements for 4,273 stations. -- No. 20: Station Climatological Summaries, station list through 1985. -- No. 20: Supplement 1: Frost/Freeze Data. -- No. 30: Summary of Hourly Observations, data 1949-55 (varies), by station. -- No. 60: Climates of the States, published 1960, by state. -- No. 81: Decennial Census of United States Climate - Monthly Normals of Temperature, Precipitation, and Heating and Cooling Degree Days, by state, reused for 30 year periods 1931-60 thru 1971-2000, by station. -- No. 81: Supplement 1: Monthly Precipitation Probabilities. -- No. 81: Supplement 2: Annual Degree Days to Selected Bases. -- No. 82: Decennial Census of United States Climate - Summary of Hourly Observations 1951-1960, by station. -- No. 84: Daily Station Normals of Temperature, Precipitation and Heating and Cooling Degree Days, by station. -- No. 85: Monthly Divisional Normals and Standard Deviations of Temperature, Precipitation, and Heating and Cooling Degree Days, by climate division. -- No. 86: Decennial Census of United States Climate - Climatic Summary of the U.S. 1951-1960, by state. -- No. 90: Airport Climatological Summary, 1965-1974, by station.
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  • NCEI DSI 3900_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01040
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Coverage Description
Time Period 1931 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72
S: 18
E: -65
W: 172
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
  • CDMP Web site
    Information about the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP) and the current Image Access Repository.
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-03-15
  • revision: 2013-05-02
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Irregular
Purpose In the late 1990s NCDC realized the need to host digital images of weather and climate records on the internet. As a result, EV2 was developed as a key system for providing access to the millions of original source data images in the NCDC archives. With its upload and index capability, EV2 also enables the continuation of NCDC's commitment to make more of its weather and climate data available online so that users across the world can view climate and weather records held in the NCDC archives.
Use Limitations
  • Controlled user access to the EV2 system
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
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Cryospheric Indicators > Snow Depth
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Land Surface/Agriculture Indicators > Soil Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Precipitation
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
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
  • Meteorological Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Thermometers
  • Anemometers
  • Rain Gauges
  • Barometers
  • Visual Observations
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
  • 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 vast majority of the digital image records available originate from the NCDC physical archives through the Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP). These efforts produced over 50 million images from 2000-2011. Additional limited scanning activities at NCDC also contribute to the image repository. Partnerships with other NOAA line offices and international weather services have contributed to the broad and global nature of digitally imaged records available from the NCDC.
Processor
  • NCDC Climate Data Modernization Program
Processing Steps
  • Scan
    Rationale: To digitize collection in order to make available online.
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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