Surface Observations from Punta Arenas, Chile

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

Surface Observations from Punta Arenas, in extreme southern Chile. WMO station ID 85934. Period of record 1896-1954. The original forms were scanned at the Museo Salesiano Maggiorino Borgatello, a private regional museum in Punta Arenas with funding provided by NOAA through the Environmental Services Data and Information Management (ESDIM) program carryover. However, since the Museum is a private organization not affiliated with the Chilean government or its agencies, its directors required an agreement with a non-profit organization in order for them to agree to allow NOAA to digitize their data and to make those digitized data free and unrestricted to the world community. This effort required some discretion as well as the intervention of a non-profit since the museum specifically expressed a desire not to work with the Chilean national meteorological service. CD-ROMs containing the images were sent to NCDC via the National Weather Service International Activities Office. A CDMP keying task was completed in 2006-07 to key and ingest data from 1896-1941 into digital data sets. This period had a consistent format, with one image for each ten-day period in each month

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 15, 2011 (publication), May 2, 2013 (revision)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) March 15, 2011 (publication), May 2, 2013 (revision)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -70.96
Bbox North Lat -52.99
Bbox South Lat -53.00
Bbox West Long -70.97
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Frequency Of Update irregular
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Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01088
Harvest Object Id b3fb2cbb-bf20-488f-a231-ecfe6b040b3b
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Controlled user access to the EV2 system
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1896
Temporal Extent End 1954

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