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CDC WONDER: Daily Air Temperatures and Heat Index

Metadata Updated: July 26, 2023

The Daily Air Temperature and Heat Index data available on CDC WONDER are county-level daily average air temperatures and heat index measures spanning the years 1979-2010. Temperature data are available in Fahrenheit or Celsius scales. Reported measures are the average temperature, number of observations, and range for the daily maximum and minimum air temperatures, and also percent coverage for the daily maximum heat index. Data are available by place (combined 48 contiguous states, region, division, state, county), time (year, month, day) and specified maximum and minimum air temperature, and heat index value. The data are derived from the North America Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) through NLDAS Phase 2, a collaboration project among several groups: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Princeton University, the National Weather Service (NWS) Office of Hydrological Development (OHD), the University of Washington, and the NCEP Climate Prediction Center (CPC). In a study funded by the NASA Applied Sciences Program/Public Health Program, scientists at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center/ Universities Space Research Association developed the analysis to produce the data available on CDC WONDER.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: See this page for license information.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023

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Harvested from Healthdata.gov

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 26, 2023
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health & Human Services
Maintainer
Identifier 96b92ba4-d63a-40ac-820b-f955d9f0f0f9
Data First Published 2012-08-03
Data Last Modified 2023-07-26
Category State
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 009:20
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://healthdata.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Data Quality True
Data Dictionary http://wonder.cdc.gov/wonder/help/nldas.html
Harvest Object Id cf337a3a-8fad-41aa-943a-2e55082b2192
Harvest Source Id 651e43b2-321c-4e4c-b86a-835cfc342cb0
Harvest Source Title Healthdata.gov
Homepage URL https://healthdata.gov/dataset/cdc-wonder-daily-air-temperatures-and-heat-index
License https://opendatacommons.org/licenses/odbl/1.0/
Program Code 010:167
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash bb484feaa7c245eb025d8f756d8de523bbc20a57
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1979-01-01T00:00:00-05:00/2010-12-31T00:00:00-05:00

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