Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G02174

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Williams, M. W. and V. G. Konovalov.
Publication Date: 20080218
Title: Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02174.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NK3BZ8

Description:

Abstract:

This data set updates and expands the NOAA Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN) of quality controlled meteorological records, focusing on the Northern Tien Shan and Pamir Mountain Ranges of Central Asia. It is compiled primarily from meteorological measurements conducted by the National Hydrometeorological Services (NHMS) of the Central Asian countries. Precipitation data are monthly sums bias corrected for gauge type and for wetting, but not for wind. The correction factors, K1 for gauge type, K2 for wind, and K3 for wetting, are included as separate files. Temperature data are monthly means, for example, the mean of daily temperatures for that month, where daily temperature is defined as the average of all observations for each calendar day. For many stations, average maximum and average minimum temperature are supplied as well. These are derived from daily maximum and minimum temperatures. The station metadata for this data set are station histories, population, vegetation, and topography. Data were subjected to rigorous quality control and homogenieity assessment procedures, consistent with those used for the GHCN.

There are records from 298 stations. The period of record covered by each station is variable, and in the period from 1985 to 1995, there was a sharp reduction in the number of operating stations. The earliest record is from 1879. Records are updated through 2003 where data are available. Most stations have almost 100 years of observations. Records are from stations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The data are stored as tab-delimited ASCII text format, Microsoft Excel, and PDF, and are availabe via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

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Citation Information:

Originator: Williams, M. W. and V. G. Konovalov.
Publication Date: 20080218
Title: Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02174_central_asia_data/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 18790101
Ending Date: 20031231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: 55°
East Bounding Coordinate: 85°
North Bounding Coordinate: 50°
South Bounding Coordinate: 35°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
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Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

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Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: NOAA

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Kazakhstan
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Kyrgyzstan
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Tajikistan
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Turkmenistan
Place Keyword: Continent Asia Southcentral Asia Uzbekistan

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Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: M W Williams
Contact Organization: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown

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Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

G02174

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Format Name: Microsoft Excel

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Fees: None

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Format Name: PDF

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Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130312

Metadata Review Date:

20130312

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata