Global BUFR Data Stream: Upper Air Reports from the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWS TG)


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            title:  Global BUFR Data Stream: Upper Air Reports from the National Weather Service Telecommunications Gateway (NWS TG)
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                date:  2017-03-01
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        purpose:  Uses are the same as for all radiosonde data: weather forecasting, initialization and verification of models and reanalyses, validation of observations from satellites and other observing platforms, atmospheric process studies, and various commercial applications.
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                    linkage: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/customer-support
                    protocol:  HTTPS
                    applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                    name:  NCDC Customer Support
                    description:  NCEI provides customers with information and data from the NCEI archive. To order NCEI products and services contact the customer support team.
                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) offlineAccess
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Customer Engagement Branch
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  1-828-271-4800
                        facsimile:  1-828-271-4876
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  151 Patton Avenue
                        deliveryPoint:  Veach-Baley Federal Building, Room 468
                        city:  Asheville
                        administrativeArea:  NC
                        postalCode:  28801-5001
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  ncei.orders@noaa.gov
                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov
                        protocol:  HTTPS
                        applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                        name:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
                        description:  NCEI home page with information, data access and contact information.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    hoursOfService:  8:00 - 6:00 Eastern
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
            distributorFormat:  (MD_Format)
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            distributorTransferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
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                    linkage: https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/documents/gruanmanuals/WWW_Data_Management/WMO_306_vol%20I.1_en.pdf
                    protocol:  HTTPS
                    applicationProfile:  Information
                    name:  WMO pub 306 - Manual on Codes International Codes
                    description:  Manual on International Codes pdf link
                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  These are radiosonde and pilot balloon observations that were taken at stations from around the globe, converted to BUFR and transmitted over the GTS by the ground processing systems at those stations, and received, repackaged, and transmitted to NCEI at the NWS Telecommunication Gateway at NCEP.
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) unknown
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.