Cape Kennedy Tower Data

Tower Observations - Cape Kennedy

Digitized data taken from original weather observations taken at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida. Elements recorded are wind speed and direction, wind speed minimum, mean, and maximum, temperature, delta temperature between levels, pressure, radiation, dew point, precipitation, stability index and precipitable water, and vertical winds. Observations were taken simultaneously at nine levels, using instrumentation mounted on two towers: Tower 1 (18m tall): 3m, 10m, 18m Tower 2 (150m tall): 18m, 30m, 60m, 90m, 120m, 150m
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  • NCEI DSI 9691_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01304
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Time Period 1965-12-01 to 1970-03-31 (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: 1982-03-22
  • creation: 1965-12-01
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 study 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.
Dataset Citation
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Cited Authors
  • DOD/USAF
Originators
  • DOD/USAF
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
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Dynamics > Vertical Wind Velocity/Speed
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Atmospheric Stability
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Total Precipitable Water
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature > Vertical Profiles
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Pressure
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Surface Radiation Budget (including Solar Irradiance)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Water Vapour
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Precipitation
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 Stations/Networks
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • Thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Rain Gauges
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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 meter - < 10 meters
  • 10 meters - < 30 meters
  • 30 meters - < 100 meters
  • 100 meters - < 1 km
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
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Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Data were collected by the US Air Force to support 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 were stored on 12 unique punched cards, designated Card Deck 713. Data were digitized from the cards sometime during the 1970s.
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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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