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Global Surface Network
browse graphicObservations of climate parameters at or near the earth?s surface comprise a crucial part of GCOS. It is at the earth?s surface that human beings live. It is the interface between the atmosphere and the underlying components of the climate system: land, ocean, cryosphere and biosphere. The climate at the earth?s surface, the surface temperature in particular, is considered to be essential for monitoring climate variability and detecting anthropogenic climate change. It is therefore essential that GCOS provide the data sets to support the scientific and operational aspects of the climate at the earth?s surface. The GCOS surface climate data are a component of the overall Global Climate Observing System, and, as such, serve the overall GCOS purposes and users.

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NOAA Observing System Architecture ArcGIS Map Viewer
Map viewer for all NOSA observing systems
Global GSN Data Access
Global Surface Stations and GSN Data Access at NCDC
GLOBAL-GSN Google Earth
IDB generated KML view of all NOSA-GLOBAL-GSN locations
Google Map of GLOBAL-GSN on NOSA
Google Map of IDB generated KML file of GLOBAL-GSN on a NOSA Webpage
Google Map of GLOBAL-GSN on Google Maps
Google Map of IDB generated KML file of GLOBAL-GSN on a Google Maps Webpage
GLOBAL-GSN All Capabilities Webpage
Page containing all of NOSA’s mapping capabilities and information for GLOBAL-GSN
Station Search Results
IDB Station Search Result Set for NOSA-GLOBAL-GSN
Table Metadata for NOSA.NCDC_GSN_TSQP within the IDB.
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Keyhole Markup Language (KML)
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