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Title: Six and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations From 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NPD-048)

Abstract

This database contains 6- and 3-hourly meteorological observations from a 223-station network of the former Soviet Union. These data have been made available through cooperation between the two principal climate data centers of the United States and Russia: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in Asheville, North Carolina, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) in Obninsk, Russia. The first version of this database extended through the mid-1980s (ending year dependent upon station) and was made available in 1995 by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) as NDP-048. A second version of the database extended the data records through 1990. This third, and current version of the database includes data through 2000 for over half of the stations (mainly for Russia), whereas the remainder of the stations have records extending through various years of the 1990s. Because of the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, and since RIHMI-WDC is a Russian institution, only Russain stations are generally available through 2000. The non-Russian station records in this database typically extend through 1991. Station records consist of 6- and 3-hourly observations of some 24 meteorological variables including temperature, past and present weather type, precipitation amount,more » cloud amount and type, sea level pressure, relative humidity, and wind direction and speed. The 6-hourly observations extend from 1936 through 1965; the 3-hourly observations extend from 1966 through 2000 (or through the latest year available). These data have undergone extensive quality assurance checks by RIHMI-WDC, NCDC, and CDIAC. The database represents a wealth of meteorological information for a large and climatologically important portion of the earth's land area, and should prove extremely useful for a wide variety of regional climate change studies.« less

Authors:
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  1. All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information, World Data Center, Russia
Contributors:
Data Manager: ;

  1. CDIAC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
ORNL/CDIAC-66; NDP-048
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (USA); All- Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information, World Data Center, Obninsk, Russia
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Keywords:
U.S.S.R.; former Soviet Union; Russia; hourly data; air temperature; dew point temperature; relative humidity; water vapor pression; sea level pressure; visibility; cloud amount; cloud height; wind direction; wind speed; precipitation amount; soil temperature; weather type; atmospheric phenomena
OSTI Identifier:
1389424
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.NDP048

Citation Formats

Razuvaev, V. N., Apasova, E. B., Martuganov, R. A., Kaiser, D. P., and Marino, G. P.. Six and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations From 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NPD-048). United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.NDP048.
Razuvaev, V. N., Apasova, E. B., Martuganov, R. A., Kaiser, D. P., & Marino, G. P.. Six and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations From 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NPD-048). United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.NDP048
Razuvaev, V. N., Apasova, E. B., Martuganov, R. A., Kaiser, D. P., and Marino, G. P.. 2007. "Six and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations From 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NPD-048)". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.NDP048. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389424. Pub date:Thu Nov 01 00:00:00 EDT 2007
@article{osti_1389424,
title = {Six and Three-Hourly Meteorological Observations From 223 Former U.S.S.R. Stations (NPD-048)},
author = {Razuvaev, V. N. and Apasova, E. B. and Martuganov, R. A. and Kaiser, D. P. and Marino, G. P.},
abstractNote = {This database contains 6- and 3-hourly meteorological observations from a 223-station network of the former Soviet Union. These data have been made available through cooperation between the two principal climate data centers of the United States and Russia: the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), in Asheville, North Carolina, and the All-Russian Research Institute of Hydrometeorological Information-World Data Centre (RIHMI-WDC) in Obninsk, Russia. The first version of this database extended through the mid-1980s (ending year dependent upon station) and was made available in 1995 by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) as NDP-048. A second version of the database extended the data records through 1990. This third, and current version of the database includes data through 2000 for over half of the stations (mainly for Russia), whereas the remainder of the stations have records extending through various years of the 1990s. Because of the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, and since RIHMI-WDC is a Russian institution, only Russain stations are generally available through 2000. The non-Russian station records in this database typically extend through 1991. Station records consist of 6- and 3-hourly observations of some 24 meteorological variables including temperature, past and present weather type, precipitation amount, cloud amount and type, sea level pressure, relative humidity, and wind direction and speed. The 6-hourly observations extend from 1936 through 1965; the 3-hourly observations extend from 1966 through 2000 (or through the latest year available). These data have undergone extensive quality assurance checks by RIHMI-WDC, NCDC, and CDIAC. The database represents a wealth of meteorological information for a large and climatologically important portion of the earth's land area, and should prove extremely useful for a wide variety of regional climate change studies.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.NDP048},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2007},
month = {11}
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