Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003

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Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Date Stamp:

2014-10-02

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/g02174.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003
Date:
Date: 2008
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2008-02-18
Identifier: G02174
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NK3BZ8
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Williams, M. W. and V. G. Konovalov. 2008. Central Asia Temperature and Precipitation Data, 1879-2003. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5NK3BZ8.

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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Vladimir G. Konovalov
Organization Name: Central Asian Hydrometeorological Research Institute
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 72 K. Makhsumov Street
City: Tashkent
Postal Code: 700052
Country: Uzbekistan

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Address:

City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309
Country: USA

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kazakhstan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Kyrgyzstan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Tajikistan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Turkmenistan
Keyword: Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Uzbekistan
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
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Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: NOAA
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Extent Information:

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Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: 55
Eastbound Longitude: 85
Southbound Latitude: 35
Northbound Latitude: 50

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 18790101
End Position: 20031231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NOAA User Services
Organization Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

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Name: Microsoft Excel
Specification: FTP

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Name: PDF
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Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02174_central_asia_data/index.html
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Value: onLine
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Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RAIN GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: THERMOMETERS
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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