International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPDv2)
| DOI: 10.5065/D6SQ8XDW
This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.
The International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPD; Cram et al. 2015) is the world's largest collection of pressure observations. It has been gathered through international cooperation with data recovery facilitated by the ACRE Initiative and the other contributing organizations and assembled under the auspices of the GCOS Working Group on Surface Pressure and the WCRP/GCOS Working Group on Observational Data Sets for Reanalysis by NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) of the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The ISPDv2 consists of three components: station, marine, and tropical cyclone best track pressure observations. The station component is a blend of many national and international collections.
NOTE: A newer version of this dataset, the International Surface Pressure Databank version 3, is available in RDA dataset ds132.1. Users are recommended to access this updated dataset.
The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center and of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which are supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 and Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725, respectively.
Papers are requested to include the following text in their acknowledgements:
Support for the International Surface Pressure Databank is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (DOE INCITE) program, and Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER), and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Climate Program Office.
|Sea Level Pressure||Surface Pressure|
Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth
NOAA ESRL 20th Century Reanalysis Homepage
Maps displaying the locations of ISPD observations in a selected year
20th Century Reanalysis status mailing list (Reanalysis-20cr-notify)
ISPD v2.2 archive at ECMWF