United States Climate Reference Network (USCRN) Processed Data from the Version 2 USCRN Database

USCRN Processed data are interpreted values and derived geophysical parameters processed from raw data by the USCRN Team. Data were interpreted and ingested into a database, but are also available as netCDF files exported from the database. The "Version 2" of the dataset denotes the application of a new precipitation algorithm to calculate values. (See documentation for more information). Climate variable types include air temperature, precipitation, soil moisture, soil temperature, surface temperature, wetness, global solar radiation, relative humidity, and wind at 1.5 m above the ground. Many additional engineering variables are also available. These data have been decoded from the raw data streams, quality-flagged, and processed into level 1 hourly data (the only applied quality control is rounding some values as they enter the database), and includes additional calculated values such as precipitation (5-minute and hourly), hourly max/min temperature, average temperature (5-minute and hourly), soil moisture (volumetric water content, 5-minute values at the 5 cm depth and and hourly values at all depths) for all dielectric values in range, layer average soil moisture (5 minute and hourly), and layer average soil temperature (5 minute and hourly). It is the general practice of USCRN to not calculate derived variables if the input data to these calculations are flagged.

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Last Updated November 5, 2018, 22:32
Created June 7, 2017, 23:14
access_constraints ["Cite as: Palecki, M.A., J.H. Lawrimore, R.D. Leeper, J.E. Bell, S. Embler, and N. Casey (2015): U.S. Climate Reference Network Processed Data from USCRN Database Version 2 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5MS3QR9 [indicate access date].", "USCRN Program requests that users of USCRN data reference the following journal articles when sourcing the data in publications: Diamond, H.J., T.R. Karl, M.A. Palecki, C.B. Baker, J.E. Bell, R.D. Leeper, D.R. Easterling, J.H. Lawrimore, T.P. Meyers, M.R. Helfert, G. Goodge, and P.W. Thorne, 2013: U.S. Climate Reference Network after one decade of operations: status and assessment. Accepted for publication in Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-12-00170. Or, if emphasizing soil moisture/temperature data: Bell, J.E., M.A. Palecki, C.B. Baker, W.G. Collins, J.H. Lawrimore, R.D. Leeper, M.E. Hall, J. Kochendorfer, T.P. Meyers, T. Wilson, and H.J. Diamond. 2013: U.S. Climate Reference Network Soil Moisture and Temperature Observations. J. Hydrometeorol., doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-12-0146.1", "Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.", "Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose."]
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