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SNOTEL- Snow Telemetry
SNOTEL- Snow Telemetry
FGDC Metadata
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+ Resource Description
Citation
Information used to reference the data.
Title: SNOTEL- Snow Telemetry
Originators: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication date: unknown
Data type: vector digital data
Description
A characterization of the data, including its intended use and limitations.
Abstract:
All point features representing NRCS SNOTEL (SNOwpack TELemetry) sites for the State of Wyoming. One attribute field provides a URL link to that station's data web page. This data orginated from NRCS Casper, Wyoming Office and were generalized to the nearest 100th decimal degrees.
Purpose:
Aid with climate studies, air and water quality investigations, and resource management concerns are all served by the modern SNOTEL network. The high-elevation watershed locations and the broad coverage of the network provide important data collection opportunities to researchers, water managers, and emergency managers for natural disasters such as floods.
Point Of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization that is knowledgeable about the data.
Organization: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
Person: Data Manager
Position: Data Manager
Phone: 307-766-2532
Email: wygisc-info@uwyo.edu
Hours of service: 8:00 - 5:00 MST
Address type: mailing
Address:
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4008
City: Laramie
State or Province: Wyoming
Postal code: 82071
Country: US
Data Type
How the data are represented, formatted and maintained by the data producing organization.
Data type: vector digital data
Native dataset environment: Version 6.2 (Build 9200) ; Esri ArcGIS 10.4.0.5524
Status
The state of and maintenance information for the data.
Data status: Complete
Update frequency: Unknown
Key Words
Words or phrases that summarize certain aspects of the data.
Theme:
Keywords: Snow Depth, Snow Water Equivalent, Climate, SNOTEL, Snow
Keyword thesaurus: None
Theme:
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keywords: Wyoming
Keyword thesaurus: None
Place:
Keyword thesaurus: None
Data Access Constraints
Restrictions and legal prerequisites for accessing or using the data after access is granted.
Access constraints:
None
Use constraints:
The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate used described in this metadata document. The distributor makes no claims for the data's suitability for other purposes. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor described above and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
+ Spatial Reference Information
Horizontal Coordinate System
Reference system from which linear or angular quantities are measured and assigned to the position that a point occupies.
Coordinate System Details
Map projection
Map projection name: WGS 1984 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere
Other projection's definition: PROJCS["WGS_1984_Web_Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere",GEOGCS["GCS_WGS_1984",DATUM["D_WGS_1984",SPHEROID["WGS_1984",6378137.0,298.257223563]],PRIMEM["Greenwich",0.0],UNIT["Degree",0.0174532925199433]],PROJECTION["Mercator_Auxiliary_Sphere"],PARAMETER["False_Easting",0.0],PARAMETER["False_Northing",0.0],PARAMETER["Central_Meridian",0.0],PARAMETER["Standard_Parallel_1",0.0],PARAMETER["Auxiliary_Sphere_Type",0.0],UNIT["Meter",1.0],AUTHORITY["EPSG",3857]]
Planar Coordinate Information
Planar coordinate encoding method: coordinate pair
Coordinate representation:
Abscissa resolution: 0.0001
Ordinate resolution: 0.0001
Planar distance units: meter
Geodetic model
Horizontal datum name: D WGS 1984
Ellipsoid name: WGS 1984
Semi-major axis: 6378137.0
Denominator of flattening ratio: 298.257223563
Spatial Domain
The geographic areal domain of the data that describes the western, eastern, northern, and southern geographic limits of data coverage.
Bounding Coordinates
In Unprojected coordinates (geographic)
BoundaryCoordinate
West-110.910769 (longitude)
East-103.790477 (longitude)
North44.809966 (latitude)
South40.999968 (latitude)
+ Data Structure and Attribute Information
Overview
Summary of the information content of the data, including other references to complete descriptions of entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Direct spatial reference method: Vector
Attributes of SNOTEL_web
Detailed descriptions of entity type, attributes, and attribute values for the data.
Attributes
OBJECTID
Definition:
Internal feature number.
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
NAME
Definition:
Name of site
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
NRCS
ELEV__FT
Definition:
Elevation in feet
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
NRCS
NRCS_CODE
Definition:
NRCS ID value
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
NRCS
URL
Definition:
Link to website with real time data
Attribute values: Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute definition source:
WyGISC
SHAPE
Definition:
Feature geometry.
Attribute values: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute definition source:
ESRI
SDTS Feature Description
Description of point and vector spatial objects in the data using the Spatial Data Transfer Standards (SDTS) terminology.
Spatial data transfer standard (SDTS) terms
Feature class
Type: Entity point
Count: 80
+ Data Quality and Accuracy Information
General
Information about the fidelity of relationships, data quality and accuracy tests, omissions, selection criteria, generalization, and definitions used to derive the data.
Logical consistency report:
This data are made up of normal point features devired from Lat / Long descriptions.
Completeness report:
This data layer covers the entire state of Wyoming. These data do NOT include manual snow survey locations
Attribute Accuracy
Accuracy of the identification of data entities, features and assignment of attribute values.
Attribute accuracy report:
All attributes orginating from the NRCS were assumed correct. The only added attribute URL was populated with links and checked by looking for duplications in this field.
Positional Accuracy
Accuracy of the positional aspects of the data.
Horizontal accuracy report:
Latitude and Longitude fields were rounded to the nearest 100th of a degree and then used to produce each point.
Vertical accuracy report:
Unknown
+ Data Source and Process Information
Data Sources
Information about the source data used to construct or derive the data.
Data source information
NRCS
Title: SNOTEL
Originators: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication date: unknown
Data type: spreadsheet
Map scale denominator: 0
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Provided table containing Lat/Long, Elevation, Name, and site ID
Process Steps
Information about events, parameters, tolerances and techniques applied to construct or derive the data.
Process step information
Process Step 1
Process description:
Created point features from Latitude and Longitude fields. Data in these fields were rounded to the nearest 100th degree
Data Source used
NRCS
Title: SNOTEL
Originators: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Publication date: unknown
Data type: spreadsheet
Map scale denominator: 0
Media: onLine
Source contribution:
Provided table containing Lat/Long, Elevation, Name, and site ID
+ Data Distribution Information
General
Description of the data known by the party from whom the data may be obtained, liability of party distributing data, and technical capabilities required to use the data.
Distribution liability:
The distributor shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of this data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate used described in this metadata document. The distributor makes no claims for the data's suitability for other purposes. It is strongly recommended that this data is directly acquired from the distributor described above and not indirectly through other sources which may have changed the data in some way.
Distribution Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization distributing the data.
Organization: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
Person: Data Manager
Position: Data Manager
Phone: 307-766-2532
Email: wygisc-info@uwyo.edu
Address type: mailing
Address:
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4008
City: Laramie
State or Province: Wyoming
Postal code: 82071
Country: US
Standard Order Process
Common ways in which data may be obtained.
Digital form:
Digital transfer option:
Online option:
Computer information:
Network address:
+ Metadata Reference
Metadata Date
Dates associated with creating, updating and reviewing the metadata.
Last updated: 20161212
Metadata Point of Contact
Contact information for the individual or organization responsible for the metadata information.
Organization: WyGISC
Person: Data Manager
Position: Data Manager
Phone: 307-766-2532
Email: wygisc-info@uwyo.edu
Address type: mailing
Address:
1000 E. University Ave., Dept. 4008
City: Laramie
State or Province: Wyoming
Postal code: 82071
Country: US
Metadata Standards
Description of the metadata standard used to document the data and reference to any additional extended profiles to the standard used by the metadata producer.
Standard name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Standard version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Time convention: local time
FGDC Plus Metadata Stylesheet
Stylesheet: FGDC Plus Stylesheet
File name: FGDC Plus.xsl
Version: 2.3
Description: This metadata is displayed using the FGDC Plus Stylesheet, which is an XSL template that can be used with ArcGIS software to display metadata. It displays metadata elements defined in the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM) - aka FGDC Standard, the ESRI Profile of CSDGM, the Biological Data Profile of CSDGM, and the Shoreline Data Profile of CSDGM. CSDGM is the US Federal Metadata standard. The Federal Geographic Data Committee originally adopted the CSDGM in 1994 and revised it in 1998. According to Executive Order 12096 all Federal agencies are ordered to use this standard to document geospatial data created as of January, 1995. The standard is often referred to as the FGDC Metadata Standard and has been implemented beyond the federal level with State and local governments adopting the metadata standard as well. The Biological Data Profile broadens the application of the CSDGM so that it is more easily applied to biological data that are not explicitly geographic (laboratory results, field notes, specimen collections, research reports) but can be associated with a geographic location. Includes taxonomical vocabulary. The Shoreline Data Profile addresses variability in the definition and mapping of shorelines by providing a standardized set of terms and data elements required to support metadata for shoreline and coastal data sets. The FGDC Plus Stylesheet includes the Dublin Core Metadata Element Set. It supports W3C DOM compatible browsers such as IE7, IE6, Netscape 7, and Mozilla Firefox. It is in the public domain and may be freely used, modified, and redistributed. It is provided "AS-IS" without warranty or technical support.
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