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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.nosa:GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation

Aggregation Info | Bands | Citations | Constraints | Coverage Descriptions | Dimensions | Extents | Formats | Geographic Bounding Box
Georectified Information | Georeferenceable Information | Identifiers | Instruments | Mediums | OnlineResources | Operations
Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Global-GHCN-Precipitation The Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN-Monthly) data base contains historical temperature, precipitation, and pressure data for thousands of land stations worldwide. The period of record varies from station to station, with several thousand extending back to 1950 and several hundred being updated monthly via CLIMAT reports. The data are available without charge through NCDC's anonymous FTP service.
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SV_Identification

Count Component Title Type
1 NOSA WMS Identification Information NOSA Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS) Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
1 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
  • 2008-11-12
1 Global-GHCN-Precipitation
  • 2009-09-17
4 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords NASA/GCMD Instrument Keywords
    1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords NASA/GCMD Location Keywords
      2 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords NASA/GCMD Platform Keywords
        2 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
          1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords NASA/GCMD Science Keywords
            1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Services Keywords NASA/GCMD Services Keywords
              1 NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
              • 2008-02-07
              1 NOSA Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service (WMS)
              • 2009-10-13
              1 Station Information Download
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                CI_Series

                none found
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                CI_ResponsibleParty

                Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
                12 GCMD Valids custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                1 resourceProvider http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-monthly/index.php
                1 Shah, Anju Anju Shah DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Anju.Shah@noaa.gov custodian
                6 Shah, Anju Anju Shah DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Anju.Shah@noaa.gov pointOfContact
                1 Burroughs, Jonathan Burroughs, Jonathan DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Services, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce jon.burroughs@noaa.gov custodian
                1 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce originator
                1 European Petroleum Survey Group http://www.epsg-registry.org/
                1 Froehlich, David Froehlich, David DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce NOSA Geospatial/Metadata Contact nosa.info@noaa.gov processor
                12 GCMD User Support Office NASA GCMD User Support Office gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov custodian http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                1 Vose, Russell S. NESDIS/NCDC/GCAD/IAB Product Development Branch Chief, Data Processing Branch russell.vose@noaa.gov pointOfContact
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                CI_OnlineResource

                Count Component Linkage Name Description Function
                1 http://arcgis.ngdc.noaa.gov/maps/nosa/ NOAA Observing System Architecture ArcGIS Map Viewer Map viewer for all NOSA observing systems information
                12 http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso GCMD Feedback Form Have a Comment for the GCMD? information
                12 GCMD Keyword Page http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html GCMD Keywords Page This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions. information
                1 http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/soap/nosa/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS NGDC NOSA Data Bases Web Map Service (WMS) Capabilities document for Open Geospatial Consortium Web Map Service for NOSA Data Bases search
                1 http://www.epsg-registry.org/ European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations. search
                2 http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/ghcn-monthly/index.php Global Historic Climate Network Precipitation Homepage Webpage containing all information relevent to GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation information
                1 Metadata Extension Information http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/metadata/published/xsd/schema/resources/extensions/MD_MetadataExtensionInformation.xml MD_MetadataExtensionInformation.xml Metadata Extension Information information
                1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/results?BBOX=-180%2C-90%2C180%2C90&queryTimeout=120&no_data=suppress&SRS=EPSG%3A4326&s=1&d=1&t=400290&sourceId=101717 Station Search Results Result set for GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation station search within the IDB download
                1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/results?op_0=eq&v_0=Global%20Historic%20Climate%20Network%20Precipitation%20Stations&op_1=l&t=400239&s=51&d=307&d=305&d=301&d=303&d=416&d=304&d=30&d=320&d=308&no_data=suppress&sourceId=101717 GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation All Capabilities Webpage Webpage containing all of NOSA's mapping capabilities and information for GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation information
                1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/results?op_1=l&op_2=l&t=400290&s=1&d=160&sourceId=101717 GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation Google Earth KML view of all GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation locations download
                1 http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/tableMetadata.jsp?table=NOSA.GHCN_PRECIP_TSQP&sourceId=101717 Webpage Table Metadata for NOSA.GHCN_PRECIP_TSQP within the IDB download
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                MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

                Count Component Code
                1 GHCN > Global Historical Climatology Network
                1 In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground Stations
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Gauges > RAIN GAUGES
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Probes > Snow Rod
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Recorders/Loggers > HATDL > HOBO XT Air Logger
                1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
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                EX_Extent

                Bounding Box Temporal Extent
                Count Component Description West East North South Start End
                1 GLOBAL-GHCN-Precipitation.boundingExtent -180 179.8 82.5 -90 1697 2000
                1 NOSA_WMS.boundingGeographicBoundingBox -180 180 90 -90
                Unresolved Xlinks
                #boundingExtent at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:scope[1]/gmd:DQ_Scope[1]/gmd:extent[1]
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                EX_GeographicBoundingBox

                Count Component West East North South
                1 -180 179.8 82.5 -90
                1 -180 180 90 -90
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                EX_TemporalExtent

                Count Component Start End
                1 1697 2000
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                MD_Format

                Count Component Name Version specification
                4 ASCII
                1 Keyhole Markup Language (KML) 1.0
                1 PNG
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                MD_Medium

                none found
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                MD_Constraints

                Count Component Use Limitation
                1 None None
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                MD_ReferenceSystem

                Count Component Code Authority Title
                1 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326 urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326 European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
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                MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

                none found
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                MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

                none found
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                MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

                none found
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                MD_Dimension

                none found
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                MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

                Count Component Attribute Description Content Type
                2
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                MD_Band or MI_Band

                Count Component Identifier Descriptor
                1 Latitude Real Latitude is measured from the equator, with positive values going north and negative values going south.
                1 Longitude Real Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the longitude that runs through Greenwich, England), with positive values going east and negative values going west.
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                MI_RangeElementDescription

                none found
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                MD_AggregateInformation

                none found
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                LE_Source or LI_Source

                Count Component Title Date Description
                1 Station Information Download Station Information
                Unresolved Xlinks
                #src_Download at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmd:LI_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
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                LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

                Count Component DateTime Description
                1 2003-06-01T00:00:00 Station Information
                #src_Download at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmd:LI_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
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                MI_Operation

                Count Component Code Type Status Description
                1 GHCN > Global Historical Climatology Network real onGoing
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                MI_Platform

                Count Component Code Description
                1 In Situ Land-based Platforms > Ground Stations Ground Stations
                HOBO XT Air Logger at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[1]
                RAIN GAUGES at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[2]
                Snow Rod at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[3]
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                MI_Instrument

                Count Component Code Type Description
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Gauges > RAIN GAUGES In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Probes > Snow Rod In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
                1 In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Recorders/Loggers > HATDL > HOBO XT Air Logger In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
                Unresolved Xlinks
                HOBO XT Air Logger at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[1]
                RAIN GAUGES at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[2]
                Snow Rod at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmi:acquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:MI_AcquisitionInformation[1]/gmi:platform[1]/gmi:MI_Platform[1]/gmi:instrument[3]
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