United States Air Force 14th Weather Squadron Surface Weather Observations

USAF-SWO-03

The 14th Weather Squadron of the U.S. Air Force (USAF-14WS) creates a comprehensive dataset of weather observations; these observations stem from hundreds of domestic and international networks on a daily basis. Observations cover a broad spectrum of information that will become incorporated into NCDC's Integrated Surface Data product. This data includes: cloud height and quality observations; extreme temperature; wind observations; ocean observations covering temperature, salinity, current speed and direction, waves, ice data; visibility; air temperature; precipitation; snow depth; atmospheric pressure; station metadata; etc. Up-to-date station metadata is included with every data submission, though not all stations described are included with the data submissions. This is one of the primary source feeds into NCDC's Integrated Surface Data product.
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • NCEI DSI 9966_03
  • NCEI DSI 9966_04
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C00678
Search Data
  • Integrated Surface Global Hourly Data (search)
    All data from the USAF-SWO-03 dataset has been incorporated into the Integrated Surface Global Hourly Dataset (ISD). View the link for more information.
Order Data
  • NCEI Web site (order)
    Contact NCEI for more information about how to acquire the dataset.
Distribution Formats
  • ASCII
  • CSV
    • File Specification:
    • File Compression: Unix Z compression
DistributorCustomer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Mark Lackey

DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1 (828) 271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Coverage Description
Time Period1901-01-01 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-08-01
  • revision: 2019-06-05
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress StatusOngoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Daily
PurposeThis is an integral component of the Integrated Surface Database (ISD) maintained by NCDC, and as submitted is intended for internal (repository) use only. Once added to other products (such as ISD), it can be used by a wide spectrum of users, including both researchers and the general public. Data provided by the U.S. Air Force as a courtesy.
Cited Authors
  • U.S. Air Force 14th Weather Squadron
Originators
  • U.S. Air Force 14th Weather Squadron
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Types
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Ocean Currents
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Air Quality > Visibility
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Solid Precipitation > Snow
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Ice Edges
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Sea Ice Concentration
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Sea Ice > Snow Depth
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Salinity/Density > Salinity
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Swells
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Height
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Waves > Wave Period
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Temperature > Water Temperature
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Circulation > Ocean Currents
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Oceanic - Surface - Sea Ice
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Precipitation
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Oceanic - Surface - Surface Current
Data Center keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • U.S. Air Force 14th Weather Squadron
Platform keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Ground Stations
  • Buoys
  • Ships
  • Ocean Platforms
Instrument keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Thermometers
  • Barometers
  • Rain Gauges
  • Snow Measuring Rod
  • Visual Observations
  • Drifting Buoys
  • Anemometers
  • Wave Height Gauges
  • Wind Monitor
  • Salinometers
  • Pressure Gauges
  • Temperature Probes
  • Wind Vanes
  • Altimeters
  • Gust Probes
Place keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
Stratum keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
Keywords
  • Metadata_Not_Published
Use Constraints
  • 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.
Access Constraints
  • 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.
  • Data are available for internal NOAA use only. Some of this data is restricted for public access. For more information, please contact the Customer Support group.
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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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - 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.
Last Modified: 2019-05-30
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