Image Metadata File

Person Submitting Metadata/Point of Contact:

Name: Laura Stevens
Physical Address: 151 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Organization: CICSNC

Image Info:

Image Title:
Trends in temperature and precipitation anomaly
Image Description:
1895-2011 trends in temperature anomaly (°F/decade) and precipitation anomaly (inches/decade) for the Northwest U.S., for each season as well as the year as a whole Based on a new gridded version of COOP data from the National Climatic Data Center, the CDDv2 data set (R. Vose, personal communication, July 27, 2012). Only values statistically significant at the 95% confidence level are displayed. Statistical significance of trends was assessed using Kendall’s tau coefficient. The test using tau is a non-parametric hypothesis test.
Attributes (variables name, description and units):
Temperature anomaly (deg F / decade), Precipitation anomaly ( inches / decade)
Temporal domain:
Start Time: 1895-01-01 00:00:00.0
End Time: 2011-12-31 00:00:00.0
Spatial domain:
Max latitude: 48.9375
Min latitude: 42.0625
Max longitude: -111.063
Min longitude: -124.688
Northwest, Observed, CDDv2, Temperature, Precipitation
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Image Creation:

Who created the image:
Name: Laura Stevens
Physical Address: 151 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 28801
Organization: CICSNC
When was image created (YYYY-MM-DD):

Data Sources:

Dataset #1
Dataset Name: CDDv2
Dataset Version: 2 beta
Dataset Description: Climate Division Database version 2
Dataset ID:
Dataset Release/Publication Date:
Affiliated Organization Name and Role: NOAA/NCDC
Date Accessed: 2011-06-06 00:00:00.0
Dataset Location (ftp, URL, etc): ftp://ncdcftp/pub/upload/7days
Data qualifier (QA/QC, etc): QA for all elements...
The denominator of the scale of the source/output: N/A
Spatial Reference system used by the source/output: Geographic coordinates (lat/lon)
Citation to metadata:
Description of the scope of a resource, quality report, or process:
Spatial Extent of the source/output (polygon, box or region name): Conterminous U.S.
Temporal extent of the source/output: 1895-01-01 to present
Vertical extent of the source/output: Surface
Identifier of the processing level of the source/input:
Spatial resolution of the source/output: 5 km