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Resource Basic Information
  Resource Id: urn:geoss:csr:resource:urn:uuid:2c188a66-0138-fd68-2205-f03b9aae580c
  Name: Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily
  Abbreviation: GHCN-Daily
  Description: The Global Historical Climatology Network - Daily (GHCN-Daily) dataset integrates daily climate observations from approximately 30 different data sources. GHCN-Daily contains station-based measurements from well over 90,000 land-based stations worldwide, about two thirds of which are for precipitation measurement only. Other meteorological elements include, but are not limited to, daily maximum and minimum temperature, temperature at the time of observation, snowfall and snow depth. Over 25,000 stations are regularly updated with observations from within roughly the last month. The dataset is also routinely reconstructed (usually every week) from its roughly data sources to ensure that GHCN-Daily is generally in sync with its growing list of constituent sources. During this process, quality assurance checks are applied to the full dataset. Where possible, GHCN-Daily station data are also updated daily from a variety of data streams. Station values for each daily update also undergo a suite of quality checks.
  GEO Member or Participating Organisation :
United States
  Responsible Organisation: NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC
  Resource Information URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-daily/index.php
  Resource Interface URL: http://ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ghcn/daily/
Resource Contact Information
  Contact Name: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
  Contact Email: ncdc.ghcnd@noaa.gov
Resource Category
  datasets
Societal Benefit Areas
  Climate
  Weather
Resource Status
  continuousOperation
GEOSS Data Core
  No Monetary Charge
Ontology Reference
  GEOSS - Earth Observation Vocabulary, version 1.0 : ATMOSPHERE
Standard Classification
  N/A
Standard Supportive
  OGC Catalogue Service 2.0.2 (HTTP Binding)
  ISO 19115:2003 Geographic information -- Metadata
Last Update Date
  2014-11-03
Date Modified
  2014-11-03