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        abstract:  This Global Summaries dataset, known as GSOM for Monthly, contains a monthly resolution of meteorological elements from 1763 to present with updates applied weekly. The major parameters are: monthly mean maximum, mean minimum and mean temperatures; monthly total precipitation and snowfall; departure from normal of the mean temperature and total precipitation; monthly heating and cooling degree days; number of days that temperatures and precipitation are above or below certain thresholds; extreme daily temperature and precipitation amounts; number of days with fog; and number of days with thunderstorms. The primary input data source is the Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily (GHCN-Daily) dataset. The Global Summaries datasets also include a yearly resolution of meteorological elements in the GSOY (for Yearly) dataset. See associated resources for more information. These datasets are not to be confused with "GHCN-Monthly", "Annual Summaries" or "NCDC Summary of the Month". There are unique elements that are produced globally within the GSOM and GSOY data files. There are also bias corrected temperature data in GHCN-Monthly, which are not available in GSOM and GSOY. The GSOM and GSOY datasets replace the legacy U.S. COOP Summaries (DSI-3220), and have been expanded to include non-U.S. (global) stations. U.S. COOP Summaries (DSI-3220) only includes National Weather Service (NWS) COOP Published, or "Published in CD", sites.
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                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  1-828-271-4800
                        facsimile:  1-828-271-4876
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  151 Patton Avenue
                        deliveryPoint:  Veach-Baley Federal Building, Room 468
                        city:  Asheville
                        administrativeArea:  NC
                        postalCode:  28801-5001
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  ncei.orders@noaa.gov
                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov
                        protocol:  HTTPS
                        applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                        name:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
                        description:  NCEI home page with information, data access and contact information.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    hoursOfService:  8:00 - 6:00 Eastern
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                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.
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://doi.org/10.7289/V5QV3JJ5
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Landing Page
                name:  NCEI landing page for this dataset
                description:  Dataset landing page with general information and links to access the data.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/documents/GSOMReadme.txt
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Documentation
                name:  GSOM Readme
                description:  Overview of the GSOM dataset.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/access/search/data-search/global-summary-of-the-month
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Data Search Application
                name:  NCEI Data Search
                description:  Search for data by time period, location and type.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/maps/monthly/
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Map Search Application
                name:  NCEI Map Server
                description:  Dynamic GIS mapping application to locate stations and data for selected layers
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/data/global-summary-of-the-month/
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Download
                name:  NCEI Direct Download
                description:  Direct download links for the dataset files.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://gis.ncdc.noaa.gov/kml/gsom.kmz
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  KML
                name:  KML File
                description:  Geographic information for the dataset in a KMZ file format.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/documents/USW00094724.csv
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Sample
                name:  Global Summary of the Month CSV Sample
                description:  This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in CSV and is for example purposes only.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/documents/GSOM%20Sample.pdf
                protocol:  HTTPS
                applicationProfile:  Sample
                name:  Global Summary of the Month PDF Sample
                description:  This sample data file shows how the data are formatted in PDF and is for example purposes only.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  This dataset was created by and is archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. The primary input data source is the Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily (GHCN-Daily) dataset. These datasets are not to be confused with "GHCN-Monthly", "Annual Summaries" or "NCDC Summary of the Month". There are unique elements that are produced globally within the GSOM and GSOY data files. There are also bias corrected temperature data in GHCN-Monthly, which are not available in GSOM and GSOY. The GSOM and GSOY datasets replace the legacy U.S. COOP Summaries (DSI-3220), and have been expanded to include non-U.S. (global) stations. U.S. COOP Summaries (DSI-3220) only includes National Weather Service (NWS) COOP Published, or "Published in CD", sites.
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                description:  For a description of the processing steps, see the GSOM Dataset Description Document.
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                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
                source:  sd001
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                    identifier: (missing)
                    documentation:  (CI_Citation)
                        title:  Dataset Description Document - Global Summary of the Month Dataset
                        date:  (CI_Date)
                            date:  2020-02-19
                            dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                        citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                            organisationName:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
                            role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                        citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                            organisationName: (missing)
                            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                                onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                    linkage: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/data/global-summary-of-the-month/doc/GSOM_documentation.pdf
                                    protocol:  HTTPS
                                    applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                                    name:  GSOM Dataset Description Document
                                    description:  Description of the data collection, processing and quality control.
                                    function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                            role: (missing)
            source:  (LE_Source)
                description:  Observational data from GHCN-Daily.
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily (GHCN-Daily)
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2012-09-02
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
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                        organisationName:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName: (missing)
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: https://doi.org/10.7289/V5D21VHZ
                                protocol:  HTTPS
                                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                                name:  NCEI landing page for GHCN-Daily
                                description:  Source dataset landing page.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role: (missing)
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                        extentTypeCode:  1
                        westBoundLongitude:  -180
                        eastBoundLongitude:  180
                        southBoundLatitude:  -90
                        northBoundLatitude:  83
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                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            beginPosition:  1880-01-01
                            endPosition:
                sourceStep:  ps001
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                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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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) asNeeded
        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.