Submitting station data for the ISPD

Last edited by gilbert.p.compo on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 13:51

Guidelines for station data submission to the International Surface Pressure Databank

To submit station observations, please contact Dr. Gil Compo of the University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences  and NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory Physical Sciences Division using <compo@colorado.edu>.

Observations of pressure, either surface or sea level pressure from the time that they were taken, are welcome.

Please include essential metadata such as the time that the observation was taken and station latitude, longitude, and elevation.

Depending on the size of the files, observation data files can be emailed to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center to the dataset assembler Dr. Xungang Yin Xungang.Yin@noaa.gov.

Please submit the data to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center Xungang.Yin@noaa.gov using the ASCII exchange format v1.0. Other data formats can also be accepted. Please coordinate your format with Dr. Yin and Dr. Compo

Depending on the instrument, the pressure data should be corrected for gravity and temperature. The data do not need to be reduced to sea level. 

If you have temperature data of subdaily, daily-averaged, or monthly-averaged resolution, please consider submitting that to surfacetemperatures.org.