GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Station Inventory for Daily Global Historical Climatology Network Data MSDI

Data Provider Montana Climate Office
Date 01/01/2015
Content Type Downloadable Data
MSDI Framework Climate
Abstract The inventory of climate stations is a point dataset for the Daily Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) for Montana and surrounding areas of Montana. GHCN is an integrated database of daily climate summaries from land surface stations, Climate records from numerous sources have been integrated and subjected to a common suite of quality assurance reviews. The inventory of stations also merges information from a second station inventory posted by GHCN, and brings the information together into one geographic representation. The inventory of stations is distributed as geodatabase tables and in shapefile\csv format.
Purpose The inventory of climate stations includes a hyperlink to an overview of the meteorological elements measured, the units of measure, and the time period of collection. A second hyperlink is provided to link the user to a comma-seperated-value (CSV) file with actual measurements. Depending on the station, measurement dates range from approximately 1895 to the present day.
Supplemental Information Processed from text file source using Python 2.7 code maintained by the Montana Climate Office.
The Montana Climate Office (MCO) provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The MCO did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The MCO provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the MCO be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The MCO makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The MCO reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
Data Access ftp://mco.cfc.umt.edu/ghcnd/stations/Readme.html
Distributor Michael D. Sweet Research and Information Systems Specialist Montana Climate Office
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Missoula, Montana 59812-0576
Telephone: 406.243.5265
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Email: michael.sweet@umontana.edu
Distribution liability The Montana Climate Office (MCO) provides this product/service for informational purposes only. The MCO did not produce it for, nor is it suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. Consumers of this information should review or consult the primary data and information sources to ascertain the viability of the information for their purposes. The MCO provides these data in good faith but does not represent or warrant its accuracy, adequacy, or completeness. In no event shall the MCO be liable for any incorrect results or analysis; any direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages to any party; or any lost profits arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data or the services provided. The MCO makes these data and services available as a convenience to the public, and for no other purpose. The MCO reserves the right to change or revise published data and/or services at any time.
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