Tower Winds - Cape Kennedy

Cape Kennedy - Vertical Winds

Digitized data taken from Wind Gust Charts. Record contains hourly wind directions and speed with a peak wind recorded at the end of each day. Sorted by: station, year, month, day, hour. Overview: Standard text files with a 80 character record length. Year, month, and day are stored in separate 2 character fields

ELEMENT: Station Number LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Card Number LENGTH: 2
ELEMENT: Year LENGTH: 2
ELEMENT: Month LENGTH: 2
ELEMENT: Day LENGTH: 2
ELEMENT: Level LENGTH: 1
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Min Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Mean Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Max Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Hourly +- 30 Minutes | Min Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Hourly +- 30 Minutes | Max Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Code LENGTH: 1 ELEMENT: Hour LENGTH: 2
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Min Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Mean Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: 10 Minutes +- 5 Minutes | Max Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Hourly +- 30 Minutes | Min Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Hourly +- 30 Minutes | Max Speed +- LENGTH: 4
ELEMENT: Code LENGTH: 1
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  • NCEI DSI 9690_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01303
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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
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Time Period 1967-03-16 to 1968-06-12 (time interval: 1-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 28.49
S: 28.48
E: -80.55
W: -80.56
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 1969-02-27
  • creation: 1969-12-31
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
Purpose Data were originally used to capture the wind forces on a NASA tower proposed for Cape Kennedy, FL. The data could be used to compare detailed wind data with more recent data from that location, or used to construct a similar study at another location.
Use Limitations
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Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • The Boeing Company - contracted by NASA
Originators
  • The Boeing Company - contracted by NASA
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Direction
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - 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
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Fixed Observation Stations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground-based Observations
  • In Situ Land-based Platforms > Weather Station/Networks > Weather Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Florida
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Digitized data taken from wind gust charts. Data were created as part of a NASA-contracted "Wind Tower Influence Study," the purpose of which was to determine the effect of 150-meter towers on the prevailing winds of the Cape Kennedy area.
Processing Environment Data from wind gust charts were punched onto S-2 and LARR V punch cards. The data were digitized from the cards in 1971.
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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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