U.S. Cloudiness and Sunshine Duration Data for the Contiguous U.S. by James Angell
Entry ID: OSDPD0171

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Summary
Abstract: This directory entry was created from information gathered in a survey
conducted as part of NOAA's Data System Modernization program. This
data set contains cloudiness observations and sunshine duration
(number of minutes of sunshine). The data are recorded by a network of
100 ground stations in the contiguous U.S. and date back to 1950.
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Description: Jim Angell's cloudiness and sunshine, ozone, polar vortex and upper-air temperature datasets
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 48.0   S: 25.0   E: -67.0   W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dr. James K. Angell
Dataset Title: U.S. Cloudiness and Sunshine Duration Data for the Contiguous U.S. by James Angell
Online Resource: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/CVCAnalysis_datasets.php
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Air Resources Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.arl.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA AIR RESOURCES LABORATORY
Email: arl.webmaster at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Air Resources Laboratory
SSMC-3
1315 East West Highway
City: SILVER SPRING
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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Publications/References
Angell, J. K (1990), Variation in United States cloudiness and sunshine duration between 1950 and the drought year of 1988, J. Climate, 3, 296–308
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-04
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