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GIS Lookup: Detailed Data Layer Listing

Data Layer GraphicTitle: "National Atlas: Climate Data" (Dates Vary)
 
Description: The National Atlas provides hundreds of Geospatial data layers for download or online mapping. Most of the layers are produced by US Federal agencies, and are public domain, with no restrictions on use or sharing.

As of January, 2010, within the Climate category, the following layer(s) are listed:

  • Average Annual Precipitation, 1961-1990
  • Seasonal Sea Surface Temperature Averages, 1985-2001
  • Spatial Hazard Events and Losses for the United States, 1995-2000
  • Tornadoes 1950-2004
  • Tropical Cyclones - Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Cyclones - Major Landfalling Atlantic Hurricanes
  • Tropical Cyclones - Pacific Tropical Cyclones

For the most up to date version of these data, go to National Atlas Map Layers to read the full data descriptions and download the compressed data files.

Also, see NCSU Libraries Guide to National Atlas Data for information about other National Atlas data categories, older archived data versions, and file de-compression.


 
Keywords and Themes: Average Annual Precipitation, Climate, Cyclones, Hurricanes, National Atlas, Natural Hazards, Precipitation, Sea Surface Temperature, Tornadoes
 
Filename Prefix: varies
FTP Download (NCSU Affiliates only):   
Download Instructions: In the ftp window that opens, search for and save locally all files with the above Filename Prefix.  
Map Drive and FTP Help
Mapped Drive Folder: /natatlas/
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Data Type:
Feature Type: Varies
Coordinate System: Geographic Coordinates
Datum: NAD 83Map Units: Decimal Degrees

Spatial Extent: United States
Source Scale: Varies

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Collection Name: National Atlas
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Distribution Restrictions: PUBLIC DOMAIN

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Record ID: 3353_NatlAtl