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North American Dataset


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            title:  North American Dataset
            alternateTitle:  NorthAm
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                date:  2017-10
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5348HN5
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                code:  NCEI DSI 6901_01
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                code:  gov.noaa.ncdc:C00949
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                individualName:  Menne, Matthew J.
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        abstract:  The North American Dataset contains sets of Maximum, Minimum and Average Temperature data and Precipitation data that are either (1) raw (non-adjusted though flagged for possible quality issues), (2) adjusted due to time of observation bias (TOB) or (3) put through the Pairwise Homogenization Algorithm (PHA). These files contain North American stations and its data are measured in hundredths of degrees Celsius (without decimal place) for temperature and tenths of millimeters (without decimal place) for Precipitation. Each file includes the entire available Period of Record.
        purpose:  This dataset is an input to other critical NCEI datasets monitoring climate. Because it incorporates all of North America, instead of just the United States, it has better coverage and can be incorporated into other global datasets.
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            otherConstraints:  Cite as: Menne, Matthew J.; Williams, Claude N. Jr.; Korzeniewski, Bryant (2017): North American Dataset, Version 1 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi: 10.7289/V5348HN5 [indicate access date]
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            otherConstraints:  Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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            otherConstraints:  Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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                            beginPosition:  1850-01-01
                            endPosition:
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                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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        maintenanceNote:  Bulk metadata change applied on 2018-11-05. See version control repository history for metadata change details.