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 data       graph  M    Daily 1/8-degree gridded meteorological data [1 Jan 1949 - 31 December 2010]    ?   F   I   M   background (external link) RSS Subscribe
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The Dataset's Variables and Attributes

Row Type Variable Name Attribute Name Data Type Value
attribute NC_GLOBAL _CoordSysBuilder String ucar.nc2.dataset.conv.DefaultConvention
attribute NC_GLOBAL acknowledgement String Thanks to Dr. Vimal Mishra of the University of Washington for updating the Mexico data and for making it available here.
attribute NC_GLOBAL authors String Sheffield, J., G. Goteti, and E. F. Wood, 2006: Development of a 50-yr high-resolution global dataset of meteorological forcings for land surface modeling, J. Climate, 19 (13), 3088-3111
attribute NC_GLOBAL CDI String Climate Data Interface version 1.5.0 (
attribute NC_GLOBAL cdm_data_type String Grid
attribute NC_GLOBAL CDO String Climate Data Operators version 1.5.0 (
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_name String Andy Wood
attribute NC_GLOBAL contributor_role String Contributor
attribute NC_GLOBAL Conventions String GDT 1.2, COARDS, CF-1.6, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL creation_date String 2006
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_email String emaurer at
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_name String Ed Maurer
attribute NC_GLOBAL creator_url String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_created String 2002
attribute NC_GLOBAL date_modified String 2011-08-23
attribute NC_GLOBAL description String Gridded Observed global data
attribute NC_GLOBAL Easternmost_Easting double -111.6875
attribute NC_GLOBAL file_name String
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_max double 43.1875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_min double 31.1875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_resolution double 0.125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lat_units String degrees_north
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_max double -111.6875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_min double -124.6875
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_resolution double 0.125
attribute NC_GLOBAL geospatial_lon_units String degrees_east
attribute NC_GLOBAL History String Wed May 21 09:03:16 2014: ncea -d latitude,31.1,43.235 -d longitude,-125.86,-111.62 subsetted2/
Interpolated from 1-degree data
attribute NC_GLOBAL history String Fri Oct 28 10:34:04 2011: cdo ifthen /archive/public/gridded_obs/daily/ncfiles_2010/ /data3/emaurer/ldas_met_2010/process/met/nc/daily/
attribute NC_GLOBAL infoUrl String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL institution String Civil Engineering Department, Santa Clara University
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords String 8-degree, air, air_temperature, amount, atmosphere, atmospheric, civil, clara, daily, data, degree, department, direction, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed/Wind Direction, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Liquid Water Equivalent, Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount, engineering, equivalent, gridded, liquid, lwe, lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount, maximum, meteorological, meteorology, minimum, precipitation, santa, speed, surface, temperature, thickness, university, water, wind, wind_speed, winds
attribute NC_GLOBAL keywords_vocabulary String GCMD Science Keywords
attribute NC_GLOBAL license String These data are being made available to provide immediate access for the convenience of interested persons. These are believed to be reliable, though human or mechanical error remain a possibility. Therefore, there is no guarantee as to the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of the data. None of those involved in creating, processing, or distributing this information shall be responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the use or results obtained from the use of this information.
attribute NC_GLOBAL Metadata_Conventions String GDT 1.2, COARDS, CF-1.6, Unidata Dataset Discovery v1.0
attribute NC_GLOBAL metadata_link String (external link)
attribute NC_GLOBAL NCO String 4.0.9
attribute NC_GLOBAL nco_openmp_thread_number int 1
attribute NC_GLOBAL Northernmost_Northing double 43.1875
attribute NC_GLOBAL sourceUrl String (local files)
attribute NC_GLOBAL Southernmost_Northing double 31.1875
attribute NC_GLOBAL standard_name_vocabulary String CF-1.6
attribute NC_GLOBAL summary String Daily 1/8-degree gridded meteorological data over land from January 1, 1949 to December 31, 2010. For this dataset, if a meteorological station has a time of observation before noon, the precipitation is assigned to the prior day, otherwise no adjustment is made. For data processing information, see: Maurer, E.P., A.W. Wood, J.C. Adam, D.P. Lettenmaier, and B. Nijssen, 2002, A Long-Term Hydrologically-Based Data Set of Land Surface Fluxes and States for the Conterminous United States, J. Climate 15, 3237-3251.
attribute NC_GLOBAL SurfSgnConvention String Traditional
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_end String 2010-12-31T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL time_coverage_start String 1949-01-01T00:00:00Z
attribute NC_GLOBAL title String Daily 1/8-degree gridded meteorological data [1 Jan 1949 - 31 December 2010]
attribute NC_GLOBAL Westernmost_Easting double -124.6875
dimension time   double nValues=22645, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=1 day
attribute time _CoordinateAxisType String Time
attribute time actual_range double -6.62688E8, 1.2937536E9
attribute time axis String T
attribute time calendar String standard
attribute time ioos_category String Time
attribute time long_name String Time axis
attribute time standard_name String time
attribute time time_origin String 01-JAN-1970 00:00:00
attribute time title String Time
attribute time units String seconds since 1970-01-01T00:00:00Z
dimension latitude   float nValues=97, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.125
attribute latitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lat
attribute latitude actual_range float 31.1875, 43.1875
attribute latitude axis String Y
attribute latitude ioos_category String Location
attribute latitude long_name String Latitude
attribute latitude standard_name String latitude
attribute latitude units String degrees_north
attribute latitude valid_max float 52.875
attribute latitude valid_min float 25.125
dimension longitude   float nValues=105, evenlySpaced=true, averageSpacing=0.125
attribute longitude _CoordinateAxisType String Lon
attribute longitude actual_range float -124.6875, -111.6875
attribute longitude axis String X
attribute longitude ioos_category String Location
attribute longitude long_name String Longitude
attribute longitude modulo double 360.0
attribute longitude standard_name String longitude
attribute longitude topology String circular
attribute longitude units String degrees_east
attribute longitude valid_max float -67.0
attribute longitude valid_min float -124.75
variable wind_speed   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute wind_speed associate String time latitude longitude
attribute wind_speed axis String TYX
attribute wind_speed colorBarMaximum double 15.0
attribute wind_speed colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute wind_speed ioos_category String Wind
attribute wind_speed long_name String Wind Speed
attribute wind_speed missing_value float 1.0E20
attribute wind_speed standard_name String wind_speed
attribute wind_speed units String m.s-1
variable lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount _FillValue float 1.0E20
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount colorBarMaximum double 1.0
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount colorBarMinimum double 0.0
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount ioos_category String Meteorology
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount long_name String Lwe Thickness Of Precipitation Amount
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount standard_name String lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount
attribute lwe_thickness_of_precipitation_amount units String mm
variable air_temperature_average   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute air_temperature_average _FillValue float 1.0E20
attribute air_temperature_average colorBarMaximum double 40.0
attribute air_temperature_average colorBarMinimum double -10.0
attribute air_temperature_average ioos_category String Temperature
attribute air_temperature_average long_name String Air Temperature
attribute air_temperature_average standard_name String air_temperature
attribute air_temperature_average units String degree_Celsius
variable air_temperature_maximum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute air_temperature_maximum _FillValue float 1.0E20
attribute air_temperature_maximum colorBarMaximum double 40.0
attribute air_temperature_maximum colorBarMinimum double -10.0
attribute air_temperature_maximum ioos_category String Temperature
attribute air_temperature_maximum long_name String Air Temperature
attribute air_temperature_maximum standard_name String air_temperature
attribute air_temperature_maximum units String degree_Celsius
variable air_temperature_minimum   float time, latitude, longitude
attribute air_temperature_minimum _FillValue float 1.0E20
attribute air_temperature_minimum colorBarMaximum double 40.0
attribute air_temperature_minimum colorBarMinimum double -10.0
attribute air_temperature_minimum ioos_category String Temperature
attribute air_temperature_minimum long_name String Air Temperature
attribute air_temperature_minimum standard_name String air_temperature
attribute air_temperature_minimum units String degree_Celsius

The information in the table above is also available in other file formats (.csv, .htmlTable, .itx, .json, .jsonlCSV1, .jsonlCSV, .jsonlKVP, .mat, .nc, .nccsv, .tsv, .xhtml) via a RESTful web service.

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