Cedar Hill Tower Data

A meteorological data system was designed, assembled, and installed to obtain, on a continuous basis, wind and temperature information at 12 levels on a television transmitting tower 1434 ft in height. Measurement and recording of atmospheric variables was accomplished entirely automatically, the output being in the form of punched paper tape and a record prepared by an electric typewriter. The tower used as an instrument support was triangular in cross section, measuring 12 ft on a side with no taper, was extensively guyed, contained a 2000-lb capacity elevator, and was capped by a triangular superstructure 75 ft on a side and about 14 ft high.
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  • NCEI DSI 9694_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01302
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Time Period 1960-12-23 to 1962-12-31 (time interval: 6-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.6
S: 32.5
E: 96.9
W: 97.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
    No administrative dates available
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Supplemental Information
It was located at Cedar Hill, Texas, a small town approximately 20 miles south-southwest of Dallas, on a low ridge at an elevation of 850 ft MSL. To the West and North the terrain elevation decreases by about 300 ft in a distance of 3 to 5 miles; to the South and East there is much less change in elevation.
Purpose Data can be used to study the mean wind and its variation with height in the friction layer.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Originators
  • Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Wind Shear
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Vertical Profiles > Inversion Height
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Wind Speed And Direction
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • 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
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Weather Stations/Networks > AWOS > Automated Weather Observing System
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Wind Vanes
  • Thermometers
  • Anemometers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Texas
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • 100 meters - < 1 km
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement The data were fed into a system that averaged the data, and a readout punched a tape and operated an electric typewriter. The punched tape was reproduced to produce cards. The cards were edited and placed on magnetic tape to create this digital dataset.
Processor
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Processing Steps
  • The data were checked for the existence of three cards per observation. If all three cards were not present this observation was not used.
    Rationale: Data completeness
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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: 2018-05-25
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