Cape Kennedy Thunderstorms Data

Thunderstorms - Cape Kennedy

Cape Kennedy Thunderstorms Data contains an account of all thunderstorms reported in weather observations taken at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station, Florida between 1957 and 1972. Elements recorded include date and time thunderstorm began and ended, quadrant(s) in which the storm was first and last observed, direction of movement, intensity, frequency of thunder, presence of more than one storm, lightning characteristics and intensity. Wind speed (sustained and gusts), wind shift, pressure tendency, and minimum ceiling hight and visibility are also included.
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  • NCEI DSI 9693_01
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01306
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Time Period 1957-03-01 to 1972-12-31 (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: 1957-03-01
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
Supplemental Information
Entities and Attributes: Standard text fields with a 80 character record length. Year/month/day stored in separate 2 character fields.
Purpose Data were originally used to study thunderstorm frequency and characteristics to support NASA vehicle launch activities at 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
  • Unknown
Originators
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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 > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Ceiling
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Lightning
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Weather Events > Rain Storms
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Pressure
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
  • 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 originally used to study thunderstorm frequency and characteristics to support NASA vehicle launch activities at Cape Kennedy, FL.
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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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