World Monthly Surface Station Climatology

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Abstract:

This world monthly surface station climatology has data for over 4700 different stations (2600 in more recent years). Data for some stations goes as far back as the mid-1700s. See decadal coverage for more detail. Most of the data was obtained directly from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), Asheville, North Carolina. However, much of the data prior to 1951 came from John Wolbach of Harvard College Observatory, who contracted to have this data key entered at NCDC. The first six months of 1961 were key entered at NCAR. Sharon Nicholson, Florida State University, provided African precipitation data to extend the records of over 250 stations. Dennis Shea, NCAR/CGD, has been a valuable source for data obtained directly from various countries.

Temporal Range:
1738-01-01 to 2022-12-31
Updates:
Yearly
Variables:
Air Temperature Geopotential Height Humidity Precipitation Amount
Precipitation Anomalies Sea Level Pressure Sea Surface Temperature Sunshine
Surface Pressure
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
 |  FSU/METEO
Meteorology Department, Florida State University
 |  UCAR/NCAR/CGD/CAS
Climate Analysis Section, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
 |  HARVARD/HCO
Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University
Publications:
Quayle, R.G., 1989: The Wolbach Dataset for Global Climate Monitoring - Philanthropy and Climatology Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 70(12), 1570.

Total Volume:
62.94 MB
Data Formats:
DSS WMSSC
More Details:
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