Data:National Climatic Data Center HDSS Access System

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National Climatic Data Center HDSS Access System dataset information page

Short Description

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Example of NEX-radar data

Statement: Access portal for US weather radar data, satellite data, and additional (US and international) historical weather forecasts and data

Abstract: This data portal, operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), contains archives of weather radar data (Doppler radar: NEXRAD), satellite coverage, and additional surface and marine data. These additional surface and marine data comprise historical forecasts and analyses, as well as the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS) that covers three centuries of global ocean-atmosphere data, including 2x2 and (since 1960) 1x1 degree gridded data sets.

A tutorial for retrieving radar data is here: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/radar/nxhastutorial.html

Data format

Data type: Climate
Data origin: Measured
Data format: NetCDF
Other format: May be others; I have not yet used all of the products. Weather radar must be converted into NetCDF
Data resolution: km to 2 degrees of lat/lon
Datum:

Data Coverage

Spatial data coverage: US (most) and global (some)
Temporal data coverage: Time series
Time period covered: Depends on data set chosen

Availability

Download data: http://has.ncdc.noaa.gov/pls/plhas/has.dsselect
Data source: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

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