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Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0072

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: P. Groisman
Publication Date: 20000101
Title: Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Asheville, North Carolina USA
Publisher: NCDC: National Climatic Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0072.html

Description:

Abstract:

This data set was distributed by NSIDC until October, 2003, when it was withdrawn from distribution because it duplicates the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) data set TD-9816 'Canadian Monthly Precipitation' (Groisman, P.Y. 1998. National Climatic Data Center Data Documentation for TD-9816, Canadian Monthly Precipitation. National Climatic Data Center 151 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC. 21 pp.). TD-9816 contains monthly rainfall, snowfall and precipitation (the sum of rainfall and snowfall) values from 6,692 stations in Canada. NCDC investigator Pavel Groisman obtained the original data from the Canadian Atmospheric Environment Service (AES) in the early 1990s and adjusted the measurements to account for inconsistencies and changes in instrumentation over the period of record. TD-9816 contains both the original and adjusted data. Related data are the Historical Adjusted Climate Database for Canada, Version December 2002, and Rehabilitated Precipitation and Homogenized Temperature Data Sets provided by the Climate Monitoring and Data Interpretation Division’s Climate Research Branch, Meteorological Service of Canada. Monthly Rehabilitated Precipitation and Homogenized Temperature Data Sets (updated annually) includes an alternative version of this data set using different correction methods. It is distributed by the Meteorological Service of Canada, who also provides a Microsoft Word document that compares the two different data correction methods.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 18740101
Ending Date: 19901231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -141°
East Bounding Coordinate: -52°
North Bounding Coordinate: 84°
South Bounding Coordinate: 41°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Rate
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

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

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Adjusted Data
Theme Keyword: Canada
Theme Keyword: Canadian Arctic
Theme Keyword: Corrected Data
Theme Keyword: Evaporation Loss
Theme Keyword: Ground Stations
Theme Keyword: Instrumental Inhomogeneities
Theme Keyword: Mean Monthly Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Mean Monthly Rainfall
Theme Keyword: MEAN MONTHLY SNOWFALL
Theme Keyword: Nipher Rain Gauge
Theme Keyword: Nipher Snow Gauge
Theme Keyword: NOAA
Theme Keyword: Rainfall Adjustment
Theme Keyword: Snowfall Adjustment
Theme Keyword: Snow Ruler
Theme Keyword: Station Data
Theme Keyword: Trace Precipitation
Theme Keyword: Wetting Loss
Theme Keyword: Wind-induced Undercatch

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Pavel YA. Groisman

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Climatic Data Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
City: Asheville
State or Province: NC
Postal Code: 28801

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 704 271-4307
Contact Electronic Mail Address: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

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:

NSIDC-0072

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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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120918

Metadata Review Date:

20120918

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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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