Three Mile Island Accident Data

browse graphicThree Mile Island Adiabatic Chart Sample
Three Mile Island Accident Data consists of mostly upper air and wind observations immediately following the nuclear meltdown occurring on March 28, 1979, near Middletown, PA. Data are only available for a short period of time immediately following the incident.
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  • NCEI WebARTIS: 3MILE
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Time Period 1979-03-29 to 1979-04-30
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 40.3
S: 39.9
E: -76.5
W: -76.9
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
    No administrative dates available
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy image - image archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Supplemental Information
Available chart types include: adiabatic charts, WBAN 20/RAWIN charts, Form 610-12 / WBAN-20 PIBAL charts, radiosonde observations (among others)
Purpose This data was collected with the intention of understanding where meltdown particulates were going, how the meltdown affected atmospheric conditions, as well as many other applications.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • 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
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air 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
  • WEATHER STATIONS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • RADIOSONDES
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Pennsylvania
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
Use Constraints
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were captured by field observers.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NWS > National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Data were captured by field observers.
Source Datasets
  • NCEI WebARTIS - 3MILE
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    • Description of Source: Data were captured by field observers.
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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.
Last Modified: 2018-05-04
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