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International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPDv2)

  • International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPDv2)
  • NCAR_DS132.0
  • Cram, T. A., G. P. Compo, X. Yin, R. J. Allan, C. McColl, R. S. Vose, J. S. Whitaker, N. Matsui, L. Ashcroft, R. Auchmann, P. Bessemoulin, T. Brandsma, P. Brohan, M. Brunet, J. Comeaux, R. Crouthamel, B. E. Gleason Jr., P. Y. Groisman, H. Hersbach, P. D. Jones, T. Jónsson, S. Jourdain, G. Kelly, K. R. Knapp, A. Kruger, H. Kubota, G. Lentini, A. Lorrey, N. Lott, S. J. Lubker, J. Luterbacher, G. J. Marshall, M. Maugeri, C. J. Mock, H. Y. Mok, Ø. Nordli, M. Rodwell, T. F. Ross, D. Schuster, L. Srnec, M. A. Valente, Z. Vizi, X. L. Wang, N. Westcott, J. S. Woollen, S. J. Worley, 2015: The International Surface Pressure Databank version 2. Geoscience Data Journal, 2, 31-46 (DOI: 10.1002/gdj3.25), URL: Compo, G. P., J. S. Whitaker, P. D. Sardeshmukh, N. Matsui, R. J. Allan, X. Yin,B. E. Gleason, R. S. Vose, G. Rutledge, P. Bessemoulin, S. Bronnimann, M. Brunet, R. I. Crouthamel, A. N. Grant, P. Y. Groisman, P. D. Jones, M. C. Kruk, A. C. Kruger, G. J. Marshall, M. Maugeri, H. Y. Mok, O. Nordli, T. F. Ross, R. M. Trigo, X. L. Wang, S. D. Woodruff, and S. J. Worley, 2011: The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project. Quarterly J. Roy. Met. Soc., 137, 1-28 (DOI: 10.1002/qj.776), URL: Knapp, K. R., M. C. Kruk, D. H. Levinson, H. J. Diamond, and C. J. Neumann, 2010: The International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS): Unifying tropical cyclone best track data. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 91, 363-376 (DOI: 10.1175/2009BAMS2755.1), URL: Woodruff, S. D., S. J. Worley, S. J. Lubker, Z. Ji, J. E. Freeman, D. I. Berry, P. Brohan, E. C. Kent, R. W. Reynolds, S. R. Smith, and C. Wilkinson, 2010: ICOADS Release 2.5: extensions and enhancements to the surface marine meteorological archive. Int. J. Climatol., 2, 0-0 (DOI: 10.1002/joc.2103), URL: Yin, X., B.E. Gleason, G.P. Compo, N. Matsui, and R.S. Vose, 2008: The International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPD) land component version 2.2. , National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, 12 pp., URL:
  • The International Surface Pressure Databank (ISPD; Cram et al. 2015) [] is the world's largest collection of pressure observations. It has been gathered through international cooperation with data recovery facilitated by the ACRE Initiative and the other contributing organizations and assembled under the auspices of the GCOS Working Group on Surface Pressure and the WCRP/GCOS Working Group on Observational Data Sets for Reanalysis by NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) of the University of Colorado's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). The ISPDv2 consists of three components: station, marine, and tropical cyclone best track pressure observations. The station component is a blend of many national and international collections. NOTE: A newer version of this dataset, the International Surface Pressure Databank version 3, is available in RDA dataset ds132.1 []. Users are recommended to access this updated dataset. The Twentieth Century Reanalysis Project used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center [] and of the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility [] at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, which are supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 and Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725, respectively.
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