Cape Kennedy Weather Data

Weather 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, temperature, dew point, pressure, and possibly more. Observations were taken every three hours. Records are contained in standard 80 character record lengths. The reference manual to indicate the individual fields and their lengths has not been found. It is possible to identify most of the fields, but some, particularly later in the record, have not been identified.
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  • NCEI DSI 9692_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01305
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Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 1961-10-01 to 1962-09-30 (time interval: 3-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: 1956-12-01
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 collected as part of standard Surface Weather Observations conducted by the United States Air Force at locations all around the world. This dataset was created in order to facilitate an analysis of cloud cover frequency at Cape Kennedy, FL. From the analysis, a report was produced the probabilities for launched vehicles to be tracked during their ascent. Documentation sates that data were analyzed for the period 1956-61. However, the period of record for this dataset is Oct. 1961-Sept. 1962, indicating that it may have been created for the purpose of adding another year of data for analysis.
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 Pressure
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Dew Point Temperature
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 - Water Vapour
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
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
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 as part of standard Surface Weather Observations conducted by the United States Air Force at locations all around the world. This dataset was created in order to facilitate an analysis of cloud cover frequency at Cape Kennedy, FL. From the analysis, a report was produced the probabilities for launched vehicles to be tracked during their ascent. Documentation sates that data were analyzed for the period 1956-61. However, the period of record for this dataset is Oct. 1961-Sept. 1962, indicating that it may have been created for the purpose of adding another year of data for analysis.
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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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