A spatially comprehensive, meteorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada (NCEI Accession 0129374)

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A data set of observed daily and monthly averaged precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, gridded to a 1/16° (~6km) resolution that spans the entire country of Mexico, the conterminous U.S. (CONUS), and regions of Canada south of 53° N for the period 1950-2013. The dataset improves previous products in spatial extent, orographic precipitation adjustment over Mexico and parts of Canada, and reduction of transboundary discontinuities. The precipitation is adjusted for orographic effects using an elevation-aware 1981-2010 precipitation climatology. Because of the consistent gridding methodology, the current product reduces transboundary discontinuities making it suitable for estimating large-scale hydrometeorologic phenomena. Also included are daily wind data from the National Centers for Environmental Prediction - National Centers for Atmospheric Research (NCEP - NCAR) resampled to the same grid as temperature and precipitation.
Cite as: Livneh, Ben; Bohn, Theodore J.; Pierce, David W.; Muñoz-Arriola, Francisco; Nijssen, Bart; Vose, Russell; Cayan, Daniel R.; Brekke, Levi (2015). A spatially comprehensive, meteorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada (NCEI Accession 0129374). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5X34VF6 [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
301-713-3277
NCEI.Info@noaa.gov
Time Period: 1950-01-01 to 2013-12-31
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 53
S: 14.65625
E: -67
W: -125
Spatial Coverage Map:
General Documentation
Date(s)
  • publication: 2015-06-26
Edition: 1.1
Data Presentation Form: Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: As needed
Supplemental Information:
Submission Package ID: 6BL9L1
Purpose: Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Livneh, Ben; Bohn, Theodore J.; Pierce, David W.; Muñoz-Arriola, Francisco; Nijssen, Bart; Vose, Russell; Cayan, Daniel R.; Brekke, Levi (2015). A spatially comprehensive, meteorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada (NCEI Accession 0129374). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5X34VF6 [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > U/V WIND COMPONENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OAR > Oceanic & Atmospheric Research, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • RAIN GAUGES
  • THERMOMETERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Livneh, Ben; Bohn, Theodore J.; Pierce, David W.; Muñoz-Arriola, Francisco; Nijssen, Bart; Vose, Russell; Cayan, Daniel R.; Brekke, Levi (2015). A spatially comprehensive, meteorological data set for Mexico, the U.S., and southern Canada (NCEI Accession 0129374). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. doi:10.7289/V5X34VF6 [access date]
Access Constraints
  • NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-06-26T11:42:45 - NCEI Accession 0129374 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • rain gauge
  • thermometer
Last Modified: 2017-08-10T14:00:37
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