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NOAA Integrated Surface Data - ISD

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NOAA Integrated Surface Data - ISD


Worldwide hourly weather history data from the Integrated Surface Database (ISD)

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Jul 19, 2021

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The Integrated Surface Database (ISD) consists of global hourly and synoptic observations compiled from numerous sources into a single common dataset. The dataset includes over 35,000 stations worldwide, with some having data as far back as 1901. Currently, there are over 14,000 "active" stations updated daily in the database.

ISD includes numerous parameters such as wind speed and direction, wind gust, temperature, dew point, cloud data, sea level pressure, altimeter setting, station pressure, present weather, visibility, precipitation amounts for various time periods, snow depth, and various other elements as observed by each station.

Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2001): Global Surface Hourly [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date]


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