Global and Regional Atmospheric, Hydrologic, and Oceanic Data from the INFOCLIMA Catalog of Climate System Data Sets

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Title: Global and Regional Atmospheric, Hydrologic, and Oceanic Data from the INFOCLIMA Catalog of Climate System Data Sets
Description:
Abstract:
The INFOCLIMA Data Base of Climate System Data Sets is a collection of worldwide data center (280) and data set descriptions of Climate-related data as part of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) World Climate Data and Monitoring Program (WCDMP) for the purpose of being used in national, regional, or global climate studies. The data base is divided into 8 categories: upper air; surface (land) climatological; radiation (surface); maritime and ocean; cryosphere; atmospheric composition; hydrological; and proxy. INFOCLIMA references data set inventories for several international data centers. Data center descriptions include contact information, available media, data sets archived, group of sets having similar contents, and an inventory of data sets referring to a special subject. Data set descriptions include title, attributes, spatial coverage (global or regional), temporal coverage, elements (parameters), statistics, data type (observations, derived parameters, grid point values, contour analyses, model data), brief summary, quality control, publications, and volume information. The elements (parameters) listed for each discipline (atmosphere, ocean, and land) are comprehensive and extensive. Atmospheric parameters include maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, pressure, wind, humidity, weather (cyclones, tornadoes), clouds, visibility, evaporation, ozone, aerosols, greenhouse gases, evapotranspiration, air density, solar radiation (direct, diffuse, reflected, global, downward, and net), and air electricity. Hydrologic parameters include snow depth and coverage, river discharge, runoff, soil temperatures, soil moisture, ground water, droughts, floods, volcanic activity, and surface water. Ocean parameters include salinity, ocean currents, sea state, waves, swell spectrum, ocean/bed sediments, sea ice, ice cores, icebergs, ice thickness, and ice concentration. Other data include tree rings, pollen, floral and faunal behavior, proxy/narrative archives, and fossils.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: INFOCLIMA Catalogue of Climate System Data Sets
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 17340101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > DROUGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > EVAPOTRANSPIRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION > ICE COMPACTNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > WATER TABLE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DISCHARGE/FLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > FLOODS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RIVERS/STREAMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > RUNOFF
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENTATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SWELLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPECTRA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WIND WAVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > POLLEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > TREE RINGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > VOLCANIC ACTIVITY > ERUPTION DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION > ICE COMPACTNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICEBERGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE HABITAT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > METHANE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
Theme_Keyword: BALLOONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: NIMBUS-7
Theme_Keyword: CURRENT METERS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: RAWINSONDES
Theme_Keyword: ERBE > EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: SPECTROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: THIR > TEMPERATURE-HUMIDITY INFRARED RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: TOMS > TOTAL OZONE MAPPING SPECTROMETER
Theme_Keyword: Climate Change
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Drought
Theme_Keyword: Floods
Theme_Keyword: Greenhouse Gases
Theme_Keyword: Icebergs
Theme_Keyword: Infoclima
Theme_Keyword: Model Data
Theme_Keyword: Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Statistics
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Tree Rings
Theme_Keyword: Turbidity
Theme_Keyword: Upper Air
Theme_Keyword: Weather
Theme_Keyword: Tems
Theme_Keyword: Gtos
Theme_Keyword: G3os
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UN/WMO > World Meteorological Organization, United Nations
Contact_Person: VICTOR BOLDIREV
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 41, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
Address: P.O. Box 2300, CH-1211
City: Geneva
Country: Switzerland
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (022) 730 81 11
Contact_Voice_Telephone: + 41 22 730 81 11
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 41 22 734 23 26
Resource_Description: INFOCLIMA
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.wmo.ch/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SCOTT A. RITZ
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: Maryland
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5126
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Scott.A.Ritz@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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