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Extreme Wind Speeds - 129 U.S. StationsEntry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00019
Abstract: Extreme Wind Speeds is a historical publication archived at the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Extreme wind speeds at 129 stations in the contiguous United States was produced by the NCDC for the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards and published under the NBS Building Science Series 118. The National Bureau of Standards became the U.S. National Institute of Standards ... and Technology. The primary source of data used in the preparation of this study was the original record of surface weather observation forms from which the recorded fastest-mile wind speeds were extracted. This publication on microfiche presents narrative descriptions and formulae utilized in the preparation of the wind data for analyses, and the statistical methods used in these analyses. Data presented for each of 129 selected stations are: 1) recorded (anemometer elevation) and calculated (10) meters above the ground) fastest-mile wind speeds (mph), and 2) predicted extreme wind speeds for return periods of 2 to 1,000,000 years.
Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: publication
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: Ground Condition
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Extreme Wind Speeds - 129 U.S. Stations
Dataset Series Name: Building Science Series
Dataset Release Date: 1979-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Washington, D.C.
Dataset Publisher: National Bureau of Standards
Issue Identification: 118
Data Presentation Form: publicationOnline Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov
Start Date: 1939-01-01Stop Date: 1977-12-31
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Not provided
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: Unknown
COMPLETENESS REPORT: Completeness information not available.
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: Unknown
PROCESS DATE: Unknown
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None
DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21