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

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level:

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Hierarchy Level Name:

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

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Pavel YA. Groisman
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 704 271-4307

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Climatic Data Center
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801
Country: USA
Email: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-09-17

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0072.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)
Date:
Date: 2000
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2000-01-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0072
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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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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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This data set was distributed by NSIDC until October, 2003, when it was withdrawn from distribution because it duplicates the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) data set TD-9816 'Canadian Monthly Precipitation' (Groisman, P.Y. 1998.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

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.

P. Groisman. 2000. Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990). [indicate subset used]. Asheville, North Carolina USA: National Climatic Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Pavel YA. Groisman
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 704 271-4307

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Climatic Data Center
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801
Country: USA
Email: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Mark C. Serreze
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: serreze@nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Pavel YA. Groisman
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 704 271-4307

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Climatic Data Center
City: Asheville
Administrative Area: NC
Postal Code: 28801
Country: USA
Email: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada
Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

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

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Cover
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Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

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

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -141
Eastbound Longitude: -52
Southbound Latitude: 41
Northbound Latitude: 84

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 18740101
End Position: 19901231

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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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

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Data File Format:

Name: ASCII Text (.txt)
Specification: FTP 45 MB

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Value: onLine
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Density: 45
Density Units: B
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RAIN GAUGES
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SNOW MEASURING ROD
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

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

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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