Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) Global Atmospheric Circulation

BRIEF

Oort (1983) gives global atmospheric circulation statistics here.

The sources of data include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Circulation Library, NCDC, National Meteorological Center, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), British Meteorological Office in Bracknell, England, and the U.S. Air Force Environmental Technical Applications Center (ETAC). A collection of 15 years of global rawinsonde data and all available surface land and surface ship reports was obtained for analyses.

ATTRIBUTES

Entry_ID: FA00919 (MD Identifier: 431)
 
Temporal Coverage:
     From: 1958-05-01                 TO: 1973-04-30 
 
Geographic Coverage:
     Southwest Extent: 90S,180W    Northeast Extent:  90N,180E
 
Source:
     GROUND STATIONS>Fixed Weather Stations
     SHIP/BUOYS
 
Sensor:
     RADIOSONDE
     RAWINSONDE
 
Storage Media:
     Magnetic Tape
 
Discipline, Subdiscipline:
     EARTH SCIENCE                   > ATMOSPHERE
     EARTH SCIENCE                   > LAND
 
Location Keyword:
     BOUNDARY LAYER
     GLOBAL
     TROPOSPHERE
 
Parameter Group, Parameter:
     ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION         > HUMIDITY
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > ALTITUDE
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > HUMIDITY
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > PRESSURE
     ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS            > WINDS
     GEOGRAPHY AND LAND COVER        > TOPOGRAPHIC DATA
 
General Keywords:
     CLIMATOLOGY
     DAILY DATA
     HOURLY DATA
     LIBRARY
     STATISTICS
     SURFACE
     TD-9942
     UPPER AIR
 
Revision Date: 1992-04-08
 
Quality Statement:
 

All daily data were carefully checked for erroneous reports at several phases
in the processing scheme.

                                             

DATACENTER

Archive: 
   NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC>National Climatic Data Center, NOAA
   Data Set ID: TD-9942 
 
   Contact: ROSS, THOMAS 
            NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
            Federal Building
            37 Battery Park Avenue
            Asheville, NC 28801-2733
            USA
 
            Electronic Mail: INTERNET> TROSS@NCDC.NOAA.GOV
 
            Phone: (704) 271-4994
                                             

PERSONNEL

Tech Contact: ROSS, THOMAS 
              NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
              Federal Building
              37 Battery Park Avenue
              Asheville, NC 28801-2733
              USA
 
              Electronic Mail: INTERNET> TROSS@NCDC.NOAA.GOV
 
              Phone: (704) 271-4994
 
Entry Author: STEURER, PETER 
              NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
              Federal Building
              37 Battery Park Avenue
              Asheville, NC 28801-2733
              USA
 
              Phone: (704) 271-4445
 
 
Information in this entry provided by NCDC
                                             

REFERENCE


NOAA Product Information Catalog, 1988, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC,
171 pp.

Oort, Abraham, Global Atmospheric Circulation Statistics, NOAA Professional
Paper No. 14, U.S. Governmentent Printing Office, Washington.

Selected Guide to Climatic Data Sources, 1988, U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
Washington DC.

                                             

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