EECRA contains surface synoptic weather reports for the entire globe,
gathered from various available data sets. The reports were processed, edited,
and rewritten to provide a single dataset of individual observations of clouds,
spanning the 46 years 1952-1997, and later augmented with data for 11 years 1998-2008, for ship data and the 26 years 1971-1996 for
land station data. In addition to the cloud portion of the synoptic report,
each edited report also includes the associated pressure, present weather, wind,
air temperature, and dew point (and sea surface temperature over oceans).
1952 to 2008
||Dew Point Temperature
|Sea Level Pressure
||Sea Surface Temperature
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, U.S. Navy, U. S. Department of Defense
Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Washington
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Arizona
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Hahn, C.J. and S.G. Warren, 1999: Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe, 1952-1996. NDP026C, Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, 71 pp.
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations
Climatological Data for Clouds Over the Globe from Surface Observations: The Total Cloud Edition
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