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Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC)
Publisher: GB/NCAS/BADC > British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom  [contact email: BADC AT rl.ac.uk]  [web page]
Summary: Data from the scientific disciplines dealing with meteorology and atmospheric sciences, land surface, ocean, cryosphere, biosphere, the Sun, and remote sensing science have been gathered into one place and, where feasible, presented in a common format. Over 70 physical parameters from some 25 separate data sets are represented. The Data Collection Overview document on the CDs lists alphabetically all the physical parameters along with the data set(s) in which they can be found. It also contains a separate listing of each data set, its origin, and the parameters included. Each data set is also accompanied by a detailed users guide. The Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC) has been subdivided into seven categories. The grouping is influenced by the types of physical parameters involved and partially by the way that they are processed. Because of this the same physical parameter may appear in several data sets and in more than one category. When this occurs different algorithms have normally been used to produce the parameter. The data on the CD set was collected in a variety of ways, using remote sensing, direct measurements, and model output. The individual data sets were provided in a variety of forms. In some cases this required the data publication team to regrid and reformat data sets and in others to produce monthly averages from finer resolution data. The specific handling for each data set is detailed in the documentation. The regridded, reformatted, integrated, and peer reviewed data sets are published on this four-volume CD collection.
Related Link: data access via the GB/NCAS/BADC site
DIF metadata: Original DIF metadata
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