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GCIP Reference Data Set (GREDS), U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-388
Entry ID: GCIP-GREDS


Summary
Abstract: The data sets on this compact disc are a compilation of several geographic
reference data sets of interest to the global-change research community. The
data sets were chosen with input from the Global Energy and Water Cycle
Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-Scale International Project (GCIP) Data
Committee and the GCIP Hydrometeorology and Atmospheric Subpanels. The data
sets include: locations and periods of record for stream gages, reservoir
gages, and meteorological stations; a 500-meter-resolution digital elevation
model; grid-node locations for the Eta numerical weather-prediction model; and
digital map data sets of geology, land use, streams, large reservoirs, average
annual runoff, average annual precipitation, average annual temperature,
average annual heating and cooling degree days, hydrologic units, and state and
county boundaries. Also included are digital index maps for LANDSAT scenes,
and for the U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000, 1:100,000, and 1:24,000-scale map
series. Most of the data sets cover the conterminous United States; the
digital elevation model also includes part of southern Canada. The stream and
reservoir gage and meteorological station files cover all states having area
within the Mississippi River Basin plus that part of the Mississippi River
Basin lying within Canada. Several data-base retrievals were processed by
state, therefore many sites outside the Mississippi River Basin are included.

See: "http://nsdi.usgs.gov" for a complete desciption of metadata and browse
images.


Purpose: This is a compilation of geospatial data sets formatted for use in geographic
information systems (GIS). The data sets, sources scales, and projection were
chosen to support the global change research community; specifically the Global
Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Continental-Scale International
Project (GCIP).


Supplemental_Information:

This metadata is for a compilation of data sets published on CD-ROM. The README
file ("ftp://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/gcip/greds/a_readme.1st") contains
complete information on the contents of the CD-ROM. Metadata are available for
the individual data sets.

DISC ORGANIZATION

This disc complies with the ISO 9660 standard for CD-ROM discs. It is
intended for use with personal computers using the MS-DOS operating system.
The disc is compatible with UNIX, Macintosh, and VAX computers equipped with
the appropriate CD-ROM reader and software. All ASCII files, including Digital
Line Graph (DLG) files and ARC/INFO export files, use MS-DOS record delimiters
(carriage-return, line-feed). Conversion of record delimiters in these files
may be necessary for operating systems other than MS-DOS. The overall layout
of the disc is:

a_readme.1st


- basins Hydrologic units of the conterminous United States,
plus the boundary of the Mississippi River Basin
in Canada BROWSE IMAGE Metadata for USBASINS
Metadata for CANBASIN



- browse GIF images for browsing


- climate Climatography of the United States, maps of 1961-90
normal temperature, BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
normal precipitation, BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
heating degree days, BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
cooling degree days, BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
sites used for normals BROWSE IMAGE Metadata


- etamodel Grid-node locations and description of the Eta model
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- geology Geology of the conterminous United States at
1:2,500,000 Scale Geology BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
Faults Metadata

- maps State and county boundaries, quadrangle index maps,
conterminous United States
States Metadata
Counties BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
1:250,000 Quads BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
1:100,000 Quads BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
1:24,000 Quads:
Mississippi River Basin BROWSE IMAGE Metadata
Outside Mississippi River Basin BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- landsat Scene boundaries for LANDSAT paths and rows,
conterminous United States and southern Canada
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- landuse Major land uses in the United States
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- resrvoir Large reservoirs of the United States
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- rivers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency river-reach
file (RF-1) Metadata
Northeast BROWSE IMAGE
Northwest BROWSE IMAGE
Southeast BROWSE IMAGE
Southwest BROWSE IMAGE

- runoff Average annual runoff in the United States
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- sites Locations of stream gages, reservoir gages, and
meteorological stations, Mississippi River Basin
Current sites Metadata
Historical sites Metadata
Current USGS Stream gages BROWSE IMAGE
Discontinued USGS Stream gages BROWSE IMAGE
Current USGS Meteorological stations BROWSE IMAGE
Discontinued USGS Meteorological stations BROWSE IMAGE
Current Non-USGS Meteorological stations BROWSE IMAGE
Discontinued Non-USGS Meteorological stations BROWSE IMAGE

- software Programs for handling map projections
and compressed files README FILE

- terrain Digital Elevation Model of the conterminous United
States and southern Canada, 500-meter resolution
BROWSE IMAGE Metadata

- xportarc ARC/INFO export files of the above data sets

DATASET_COMMENTS:
Changes and updates to the CD-ROM will appear on the GREDS
homepage at "http://nsdi.usgs.gov"

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GCIP Reference Data Set (GREDS)


Link: View Related Information
Description: GCIP Project Homepage.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 52.0 S: 24.0  E: -66.0  W: -125.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Alan Rea and Joel R. Cederstrand
Dataset Title: GCIP Reference Data Set (GREDS)
Dataset Release Date: 1995-04-19T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Oklahoma City
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: Not provided
Online Resource: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1951-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-04-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES >COOLING DEGREE DAYS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS >LAKE/POND    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >FRESHWATER ECOSYSTEMS >RIVERS/STREAM    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOSYSTEMS >MARINE ECOSYSTEMS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES >POLITICAL DIVISIONS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT >LAND MANAGEMENT >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND RESOURCES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND USE/LAND COVER >LAND USE CLASSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >CONTOUR MAPS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >DIGITAL ELEVATION/TERRAIN MODEL (DEM)    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF MAPS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD >GRAVITATIONAL FIELD    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >LAKES/RESERVOIRS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER FEATURES >RIVERS/STREAMS    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >DISCHARGE/FLOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >RUNOFF    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >SURFACE WATER PROCESSES/MEASUREMENTS >STAGE HEIGHT    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]
DEM >Digital Elevation Model    [Information]
MAPS    [Information]


Instrument
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
STREAM GAUGES    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
GCIP >GEWEX Continental-Scale International Project    [Information]
GEWEX >Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ARC/INFO
CD-ROM
CLIMATE
CLIMATOLOGY
CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES
COUNTIES
DEM
DIGITAL ELEVATION MODEL
DIGITAL LINE GRAPH
DLG
ELEVATION DATA
ETA MODEL GRID
GAGING STATIONS
GEOLOGY
GEOSPATIAL DATA SETS
GLOBAL CHANGE
HYDROLOGIC UNITS
LAND USE
LANDSAT INDEX
METEOROLOGICAL DATA COLLECTION
QUADRANGLE INDEXES
RESERVOIRS
RIVER REACH FILE
RIVERS
RUNOFF
STATES
STREAM BASINS
STREAM GAUGES
STREAMS
WATER
WEATHER FORECASTING


Data Center
Cooperative Distributed Interactive Atmospheric Catalog System, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/

Data Center Personnel
Name: UCAR OFPS CODIAC USER SERVICES
Phone: 303-497-8987 (voice)
Fax: 303-497-8158
Email: codiac at ofps.ucar.edu
Email: sfw at ncar.ucar.edu
Contact Address:
UCAR/OFPS
PO Box 3000
City: BOULDER
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80307-3000
Country: USA

Water Resources Maps and GIS Information, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getgislist

Data Center Personnel
Name: WATER WEBSERVER TEAM - USGS
Phone: 703-648-4000;1-800-426-9000
Email: h2oteam at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
USGS National Center
Water Resources Division
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192-0002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: CD-ROM

Distribution_Media: online, WWW


Personnel
BRIAN MOTTA
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 205-922-5798 (voice)
Email: brian.motta at msfc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Global Hydrology & Climate Center
Hughes STX
977 Explorer Boulevard
City: Huntsville
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35806
Country: USA


ALAN REA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (405)843-7570 (voice)
Fax: (405)843-7712
Email: ahrea at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
202 NW 66th ST, Bld. 7
City: Oklahoma City
Province or State: OK
Postal Code: 73116
Country: USA


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1970-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-01



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