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U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset (Version Superseded)


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            title:  U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset (Version Superseded)
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        abstract:  This data has been superseded by a newer version of the dataset. Please refer to NOAA's Climate Divisional Database for more information. The U.S. Climate Divisional Dataset provides data access to current U.S. temperature, precipitation and drought indeces. Divisional indices included are: Precipitation Index, Palmer Drought Severity Index, Palmer Hydrological Drought Index, Modified Palmer Drought Severity Index, Temperature, Palmer Z Index, Cooling Degree Days, Heating Degree Days, 1-Month Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI), 2-Month (SPI), 3-Month (SPI), 6-Month (SPI),12-Month (SPI) and the 24-Month (SPI). All of these Indices, except for the SPI, are available for Regional, State and National views as well. There are 344 climate divisions in the CONUS. For each climate division, monthly station temperature and precipitation values are computed from the daily observations. The divisional values are weighted by area to compute statewide values and the statewide values are weighted by area to compute regional values. The indices were computed using daily station data from 1895 to present.
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                    hoursOfService:  8:00 - 6:00 Eastern
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                fees:  In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
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                linkage: https://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.ncdc:C00702
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Description
                name:  TCDD Climate Indices Landing Page (Version Superseded)
                description:  Data set landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
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                linkage: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/cirs/
                applicationProfile:  Download
                name:  NCEI FTP Server
                description:  Dataset files available for download via FTP.
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                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/documents/C00702_USCDD-DSI9640-desc.txt
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Documentation
                name:  Time Bias Corrected Divisional Temperature-Precipitation-Drought Index (9640)
                description:  More information about the dataset.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
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            evaluationMethodDescription:  Completeness information not available.
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Unknown
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Data is derived from insitu observations archived at NCDC
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  Please review documentation for more information
                dateTime: (unknown)
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Input dataset to produce the US Climate Divisional Dataset (TCDD)
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  The USHCN Version 2 Serial Monthly Dataset
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2010-03-16
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                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                        positionName:  User Engagement and Services Branch
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  828-271-4800
                                facsimile:  828-271-4876
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  151 Patton Avenue
                                deliveryPoint:  Room 468
                                city:  Asheville
                                administrativeArea:  NC
                                postalCode:  28801-5001
                                country:  USA
                                electronicMailAddress:  ncei.orders@noaa.gov
                            hoursOfService:  8:00 - 6:00 Eastern
                            contactInstructions: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/about/ncdcordering.html
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                                linkage: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/v2/monthly/
                                applicationProfile:  Download
                                name:  The USHCN Version 2 Serial Monthly Dataset
                                description:  USHCN Version 2 Data files are available on FTP
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                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            beginPosition:  1895-01-01
                            endPosition:
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
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                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.
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            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
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                code:  THERMOMETERS
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            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  RAIN GAUGES
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        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
            description: (missing)
            instrument: (missing)