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DATSAV2 Surface Data from USAF Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC)
Entry ID: USAFETAC_SFFMG


Summary
Abstract: Contains worldwide surface observations (synoptic, airways, METAR,
synoptic ship) for about 13,000 stations. All weather elements
transmitted are retained; in some cases, computed/derived values are
incorporated into the record. Also available are "station
files-individual station data sets for selected stations--that have
received more quality control. Elements reported are: Wind direction,
Snowfall and snow depth data, Wind speed, Runway data, Barometric
pressures, Hail data, Pressure tendency & change, Sunshine data, Dry
bulb temperature, ground temperature and conditions, Dew point
temperature, Maximum and minimum temperatures, Total sky cover, Ship
data, Visibility, Sea surface temperature, Past and present weather,
Wave data, Cloud layer data, Swell data, Ceiling, Ship ice reports,
Precipitation data.

The DATSAV2 Surface Data is also available from NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
(National Climatic Data Center) in Asheville, NC. A global Summary of
Day (SOD) derived from the TD9950 data is available via anonymous ftp
at:

hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov (192.67.134.72)

in the directory /pub/data/globalsod.

This dataset contains summary of day data for 18 surface
meteorological elements derived from the synoptic/hourly observations
contained in TD9950. The TD9950 data are normally available about 4
weeks from the end of the month with data being available from 1973
and the most complete data being from 1982.

Additional information about NCDC can be obtained through their Home
Page on the World Wide Web (WWW) at:

"http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov"

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 Min Altitude: SURFACE

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1901-01-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >PRESSURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE TENDENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >WATER VAPOR >DRY BULB TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW >SNOWFALL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SUNSHINE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >SWELLS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WAVES >WIND WAVES    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS >BOUNDARY LAYER WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
DATSAV2
DOD
DRY BULB TEMPERATURE
FTP
HAIL
IDN_NODE GSFC/USAFETAC
METAR
RUNWAY DATA
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
SFFMG
SHIP DATA
SHIP ICE
SKY COVER
SNOW DEPTH
SNOWFALL
SOD
SST
SURFACE
SYNOPTIC
TD9950
USAF
USAFETAC
WEATHER
WIND SPEED
TEMS
GTOS
G3OS


Originating Center
USAFETAC, OL-A


Data Center
Air Force Combat Climatology Center, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://notus2.afccc.af.mil

Data Center Personnel
Name: BOB DAVY
Contact Address:
U.S.A.F.
Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC)
Federal Building, Room 120
151 Patton Ave
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5002
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: 11 magnetic tapes, FTP


Personnel
PHILLIP CLOUSE
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Contact Address:
U.S.A.F.
Air Force Combat Climatology Center
Federal Building, Room 120
151 Patton Ave
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 29901-5002
Country: USA


Publications/References
DATSAV2 Surface USAFETAC Climatic Database Users Handbook NO. 4,
USAFETAC/UH-86/004, OL-A USAFETAC, Federal Building, Asheville, NC
28801-2723, December 1986
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06



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