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NOAA Satellite Data API?

Where are you searching? The NOAA and all of its child departments/organizations provide a plethora of satellite and API datasets, including satellite datasets accessible via API. The list below is a ...
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License of NOAA hourly temperature data

I have contacted NOAA directly with this question, and the answer was (emphasis mine): As you have described it below, you are not in violation of Resolution 40. This would apply if you are ...
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Datasets for daily maximum and mimimum temperature of a specific geographic area?

There are a couple of datasets at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information that can help. NDFD is good, but it is based on forecast model output and not station data ("ground truth"). For ...
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New York City weather data

nyc noaa: http://www.weather.gov/okx/ areas in ny, including some boroughs but i don't see them all: http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/NY_cc_us.html historical nyc noaa data: http://w2.weather.gov/...
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Understanding Precipitation data

This seems to be the same data mentioned at http://shallowsky.com/blog/programming/NOAA-weather.html . In their write up, they also link to NOAA's documentation for the document. Note that this is ...
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Historical Black Sea oceanographic data

European data can be obtained from ECMWF at http://apps.ecmwf.int/datasets/data/interim-full-daily/levtype=sfc/ and they have an API https://software.ecmwf.int/wiki/display/WEBAPI/Python+ERA-interim+...
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QCLCD vs. ISD Lite for U.S. data

I emailed the NOAA and got a very fast response from William Brown: Both the QCLCD and ISD digital surface hourly data bases contain the same stations. QCLCD is a 'subset" of the much larger (...
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Is ISO 19115 (Geographic Metadata) a closed standard?

Because of ISO's business model, they always charge for standards ... however, as many editors want the standards to be freely available, many TCs (technical committees, a group of people that oversee ...
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Is ISO 19115 (Geographic Metadata) a closed standard?

Short answer: because ISO makes money selling the technical specifications. It's not closed the standard per se, but the specification (so if you're writing software you'd need the document. Searching ...
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Looking for prior work parsing NCDC's Integrated Surface Data

I asked on the ESSI (earth & space science informatics) mailing list, and received a response from Mark Lackey : http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/noaa/ISD/software/ At the link above there is ...
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Looking for prior work parsing NCDC's Integrated Surface Data

Neal Lott of NOAA/NCDC is familiar with Integrated Surface Data. He can be reached at Neal.Lott@noaa.gov Peter Grimm NOAA/NESDIS Silver Spring, MD Peter.L.Grimm@noaa.gov
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What data source for cloud coverage available with forecast and how to parse it?

There is a comparison of different weather forecast services here: http://www.randalolson.com/2014/06/21/accuracy-of-three-major-weather-forecasting-services/. Maybe this helps to select the best ...
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Hourly data on whether it is snowing for a particular location (NYC)

The live weather feeds for weather stations, reporting to the NWS, in the State of New York can be found here at the link below. Each station has its own update interval. The XML feed is really HTML, ...
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Automating NOAA reanalysis data download

Here are the instructions to use the NOAA webservices API that provides access to current data - http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/webservices/v2 - according to their site: This API is for ...
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New York City weather data

You can get custom historical datasets for any geographic region (or stations) in the country from NOAA At: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/search The National Weather Service has a online API ...
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data from NOAA Magnetic Field Calculators (IGRF) for multiples longitude and latitude spacing

There are several web applications the can calculate IRGF from latitude / longitude coordinates http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/geomag-web/?model=igrf http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/data_service/models_compass/...
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Weather maps api's

api.weather.gov is great and in my opinion, incredibly easy to use. API Web Services has all the information you'll need to get up and running.
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NOAA Satellite Data API?

From my similar experience in a weeks-long search for an alternative to NOAA's CLASS archive, the answer is apparently no, or not yet. And AWS only has images, not other relevant variables of interest ...
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Where to get data for each WBAN ID and Station ID and its corresponding city

This list from NOAA http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/homr/file/emshr_lite.txt has a bunch of station data for various networks (primarily WBAN and COOP) its a text file but it opens very nicely in excel ...
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Hourly data on whether it is snowing for a particular location (NYC)

As it turns out, the NOAA did respond (rather quickly too i might add)! Regarding snowfall measurement and positive precipitation observations during snow (edited excerpt of email exchange): "The ...
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Hourly data on whether it is snowing for a particular location (NYC)

NASA has a project called Precipitation Measurement Missions. In theory, this is a 3-hourly dataset of precipitation for any location within 60° of the equator, based on satellite data. You can find ...
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NOAA QCLCD weather data - inconsistencies in hourly data?

So I emailed the NOAA, and they responded pretty quickly with clarification (props to them!) Q: My understanding of the "WeatherType" is that it is an "abbreviated 3-hourly weather observations" (...
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