NCEP ADP Operational Global Surface Observations, February 1975 - February 2007

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| DOI: 10.5065/E6NW-HY91
 
Abstract:

These NCEP ADP operational global synoptic surface data reports were collected from the GTS during time slots centered on the 6-hourly analysis times of their global and regional models. Two types of data were collected and the reports usually include pressure, temperature, dew point depression, wind direction and speed. NCEP also decoded the precipitation data, but only for the U.S. and Canada.

The two types are: 1) data from land stations, including SYNOP, METAR, and beginning in the mid 1990s, AWOS and ASOS reports, and 2) data from moving ship, fixed ship, MARS (moving and fixed), and buoys (moored and drifting).

Temporal Range:
1975-02-10 to 2007-02-28
Variables:
Air Temperature Cloud Base Height Cloud Frequency Cloud Types
Dew Point Temperature Precipitation Amount Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature
Snow Station Height Surface Pressure Surface Winds
Swells Visibility Wave Height Wave Period
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
DOC/NOAA/NWS/NCEP
National Centers for Environmental Prediction, National Weather Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
30.9 GB (Entire dataset) Volume details by dataset product
Data Formats:
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Extended Edited Synoptic Cloud Reports Archive (EECRA) from Ships and Land Stations Over the Globe
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Historical Unidata Internet Data Distribution (IDD) Global Observational Data
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NCEP ADP Global Surface Observational Weather Data, October 1999 - continuing
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U.S.A.F. DATSAV3 Surface Observations, 1901-continuing
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AWS TD13 Global Surface Observations, daily 1901-1973
 - 
TDL U.S. and Canada Surface Hourly Observations
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World Monthly Surface Station Climatology
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U.S. AFGWC Station (Surface and Upper Air) Library
More Details:
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