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Title: Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (1997)

Abstract

Two long-term instrumental data bases containing meteorological observations from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are presented in this NDP . The first version of this database was made available in 1991 by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) as CDIAC NDP-039. This update of the database includes data through 1993. These data sets were compiled in accordance with a joint research agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the PRC Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on August 19, 1987. CAS has provided records from 267 stations, partitioned into two networks of 65 and 205 stations, with three stations common to both data bases. The 65-station-network data contain monthly means, extremes, or totals of barometric pressure, air temperature, precipitation amount, relative humidity, sunshine duration, cloud amount, dominant wind direction and frequency, wind speed, and number of days with snow cover. Station histories are available from 59 of the 65 stations. The 205-station-network data contain monthly mean temperatures and monthly precipitation totals; however, station histories are not currently available. Sixteen stations from these data sets (13 from the 65-station, 3 from the 205-station) have temperature and/or precipitation records beginning before 1900, whereas the remaining stations began observing inmore » the early to mid-1900s.« less

Creator(s)/Author(s):
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Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NDP-039; Publication 4699
DOE Contract Number:  
AC-05-96OR22464
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem; Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); People's Republic of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1394936
DOI:
10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp039

Citation Formats

Shiyan, T., Congbin, Fu, Zhaomei, Zeng, Qingyun, Zhang, and Kaiser, D. P. Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (1997). United States: N. p., 1991. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp039.
Shiyan, T., Congbin, Fu, Zhaomei, Zeng, Qingyun, Zhang, & Kaiser, D. P. Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (1997). United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp039.
Shiyan, T., Congbin, Fu, Zhaomei, Zeng, Qingyun, Zhang, and Kaiser, D. P. 1991. "Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (1997)". United States. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp039. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1394936. Pub date:Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1991
@article{osti_1394936,
title = {Two Long-Term Instrumental Climatic Data Bases of the People's Republic of China (1997)},
author = {Shiyan, T. and Congbin, Fu and Zhaomei, Zeng and Qingyun, Zhang and Kaiser, D. P.},
abstractNote = {Two long-term instrumental data bases containing meteorological observations from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are presented in this NDP . The first version of this database was made available in 1991 by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC) as CDIAC NDP-039. This update of the database includes data through 1993. These data sets were compiled in accordance with a joint research agreement signed by the U.S. Department of Energy and the PRC Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on August 19, 1987. CAS has provided records from 267 stations, partitioned into two networks of 65 and 205 stations, with three stations common to both data bases. The 65-station-network data contain monthly means, extremes, or totals of barometric pressure, air temperature, precipitation amount, relative humidity, sunshine duration, cloud amount, dominant wind direction and frequency, wind speed, and number of days with snow cover. Station histories are available from 59 of the 65 stations. The 205-station-network data contain monthly mean temperatures and monthly precipitation totals; however, station histories are not currently available. Sixteen stations from these data sets (13 from the 65-station, 3 from the 205-station) have temperature and/or precipitation records beginning before 1900, whereas the remaining stations began observing in the early to mid-1900s.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/cli.ndp039},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
}

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