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Wet and Dry Periods in Finland (1886-1916)
Entry ID: NCL00133


Summary
Abstract: Precipitation data resides in 2 books, 'Kevattulvasta Ja Kesakauden
Sateista Maanviljely Soloja Silmalla Pitaen' (C/dab K84ke), and 'Pouta
kasvakautena Suomessa' (C/dab K84p), both written in Finnish, German
notes.

The data contained in the first book (C/dab K84ke) are seasonal, and
annual precipitation data for Finland from 1886 to 1916. The
parameters for each individual year included in these data are amount
for a particular period of the year, and mean 5,10,and 15 day snow
amounts. The variables averaged over the period included in these
data are mean amount for a particular period of the year, maximum
annual snow depth, probability of a dry period between May 15th and
June 30th for different length dry spells, and the number of days of
precipitation greater then a particular amount for a particular period
of the year. Also included in these data are the greatest annual snow
cover depth, water content, and thickness of the snow cover during the
period 1910-1916, earliest and latest snowfall from 1892 to 1911, and
absolute mean dry period (1915 only).

The second book (C/dab K84p) contains the following data: mean number
of days in a month for a given range amount of precipitation; mean
monthly number of summer month days with precipitation of a certain
intensity; and the probability and actual amount of an absolute dry
period of different lengths for a season. There is a map of the mean
amount of precipitation in Finland during the summer season for the
period (inland and coastal stations).

These books are part of the foreign meteorological data collection
held by the NOAA Central Library in Washington, DC. Information in
this collection dates back to the 18th century for daily, monthly,
seasonal, and annual tabular summaries, and the 19th century for
weather maps. These data are the result of foreign exchange
agreements, but the collection has not been updated since 1983.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 71.0 S: 60.0  E: 32.0  W: 20.0
 Max Altitude: SURFACE

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1886-01-01
Stop Date: 1916-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > SCANDINAVIA > FINLAND
CONTINENT > EUROPE > Finland
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Monthly, Seasonal, Annual


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID WATER EQUIVALENT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOWFALL    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ANNUAL DATA
CLIMATOLOGY
DRY PERIODS
FINLAND
IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
MONTHLY DATA
SEASONAL DATA
SNOW COVER
SURFACE
WET PERIODS


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/LISD


Data Center
Library Services Information Division, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://library.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: C/DAB K84KE
Dataset ID: C/DAB K84P

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA CENTRAL LIBRARY
Phone: (301) 713-2600 x124
Fax: (301) 713-4598
Email: reference at www.lib.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Central Library
1315 East-West Highway 2nd Floor, SSMC3
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA


Personnel
PETER L. GRIMM
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 713-0575
Fax: (301) 713-1249
Email: peter.l.grimm at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Environmental Information Services
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Station 15441
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24



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