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Wind data

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Frequently-anticipated questions:

What does this data set describe?

Title: Wind data
The dataset contains date and time collected and wind speed and direction for sites at Old Ingraham Highway near Flamingo, FL and C-111.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Jenter, Harry, 2005, Wind data.

    Online Links:

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.64
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.52
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.64
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 25.35

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 01-Jun-1997
    Ending_Date: 31-Dec-1997
    Currentness_Reference: ground condition

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: text files

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      Horizontal positions are specified in geographic coordinates, that is, latitude and longitude. Latitudes are given to the nearest 1. Longitudes are given to the nearest 1. Latitude and longitude values are specified in Degrees, minutes, and decimal seconds.

      The horizontal datum used is North American Datum of 1983.
      The ellipsoid used is Geodetic Reference System 80.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378137.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/298.257.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    The data are in columns in the following order: year, month, day, hour (military convention, 0-23 ), minute, second (always 0 for this data), speed in meters/second, direction in degrees. Direction reported in the files is direction FROM which the wind is blowing. O is a wind from the North, 90 is wind from the East, 180 is wind from the South, and 270 is wind from the West.
    Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: USGS personnel

Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

    • Harry Jenter

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    The data were originally collected by Ed German (USGS)

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    Harry Jenter
    U.S. Geological Survey
    430 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192

    703 648-5916 (voice)
    703 648-5484 (FAX)

Why was the data set created?

With insight into the functional relationships and into the scales at which wind forcing data must be collected for model input gained from the field efforts, the treatment of wind forcing in models can be improved. This, in turn, can lead to enhanced understanding of the significance of wind effects on flow, transport, and horizontal mixing in the SICS (Southern inland coastal systems of Miami-Dade County) study area.

How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 1999 (process 1 of 1)
    These data were collected originally by Ed German of the USGS. Gaps in the original data have been filled by linear interpolation of the wind speed and wind direction. For data collected between September, 1995 and January, 1998, less than .2 percent of the data have been interpolated. In addition, the vast majority of the interpolations are over single missing data points.

    Person who carried out this activity:

    Harry Jenter
    U.S. Geological Survey
    430 National Center
    Reston, VA 20192

    703 648-5916 (voice)
    703 648-5484 (FAX)

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    Jenter, H. L. Duff, M. P., 1999, Locally-forced wind effects on shallow waters with emergent vegetation: Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Ecohydraulics none, International Association for Hydraulic Research, Salt Lake City, UT.

    Online Links:

How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    not applicable

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    not applicable

How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints: These data are provisional and subject to change

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    Heather S.Henkel
    U.S. Geological Survey
    600 Fourth St. South
    St. Petersburg, FL 33701

    727 803-8747 ext 3028 (voice)
    727 803-2030 (FAX)

  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    wind data

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    No warrantees are implied or explicit for the data

  4. How can I download or order the data?

Who wrote the metadata?

Last modified: 06-Jun-2007
Metadata author:
Heather Henkel
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

727 803-8747 ext 3028 (voice)
727 803-2030 (FAX)

Metadata standard:
Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)

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