Interactive Visualization of Climate Data on the World
Wide Web National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)


Entry_ID: GCRIO 401 Entry_Title: Interactive Visualization of Climate Data on the World Wide Web National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Agency_Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Start_Date: 1996

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Audience_Interest_Guide: General Interest
Audience_Interest_Guide: Media
Audience_Interest_Guide: Education
Audience_Interest_Guide: Libraries
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Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes

Interactive Visualization of Climate Data on the World Wide Web is a pamphlet
introducing two interactive visualization systems: CLIMVIS and GCPS. Both
systems are accessed through the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) Home
Page at the URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov.

CLIMVIS provides access to the following datasets:

- Climate Division Drought Data which include: climate division monthly
average temperatures, precipitation, and Palmer Drought Indices. Coverage is
from 1895 to the latest month available.
- US Summary of the Day provides data on seventeen elements available for 250
National Weather Service sites. Data includes daily maximum and minimum
temperature, twenty-four hours precipitation, heating degree day and percent
possible sunshine, etc. Coverage is from 1860 to the latest month available.
- Global Summary of the Day provides data on nineteen elements for 8000
worldwide sites covering the latest eighteen months.

GCPS (Global Climate Perspectives System) provides the following data:

- NOAA Baseline Climatological monthly, seasonal and annual temperature and
precipitation.
- NOAA Baseline Climatological monthly, seasonal and annual temperature and
annual merged Land-Ocean temperature data.
- Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) Lower Tropospheric monthly, seasonal and
annual temperature data.



References: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC). 1996. Interactive Visualization of
Climate Data on the World Wide Web. [pamphlet]. Asheville, North
Carolina: NOAA/NCDC.
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Data_Center_Name: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA). National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Dataset_ID: Same as Entry_Title
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Last_Name: NOAA/NCDC
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Email:
Phone: +1-704-271-4800
Fax: +1-704-271-4876
GROUP: ADDRESS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). National
Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
Federal Building
151 Patton Avenue
Asheville, North Carolina 28801-5001
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Storage_Medium: Print, 1 folded leaflet, [pamphlet]
Parameter: Atmospheric Characteristics
Parameter: Atmospheric Dynamics
Parameter: Atmospheric Measurements
Parameter: Climate
Parameter: Climate Change
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Climatology
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Physical Sciences > Earth Science > Atmosphere
Discipline: Multidisciplinary Sciences > Earth Science > Atmosphere
Location: North America > United States
Location: Global
Keyword: online access system
Keyword: Grid Analysis and Display System (GRADS)
Keyword: weather
Keyword: weather predictions
Keyword: climate predictions
Keyword: meteorology
Keyword: Internet