Chapter I - Winter Design Data for Heating and Summer Design and Criteria Data for Air Conditioning for Sites in the U.S.
a) Winter Design Data-Heating: Data presented are the dry-bulb temperatures that are equaled or exceeded 99% and 97.5% of the time, on the average, during the months of December, January, and February. Also included are the data on the prevailing wind direction, and the average wind speed that occurs coincendentally with the 97.5% dry-bulb winter design temperature.
b) Degree-Days Heating: Data presented are the mean annual number of degree days, using a base of 65 Deg. F, for the period 1965-1974, or where available, the 30-year normal period, 1941-1970 inclusive.
c) Summer Design Data-Air Condition: Data presented are the dry-bulb and wet-bulb temperatures that are equaled or exceeded 1%, 2.5%, and 5% of the time, on the average, during the months of June, July, August, and September. The Mean Coincident Wet-Bulb temperatures (MCWB) listed with the 1%, 2.5%, and 5% dry-bulb summer design temperatures are the averages of those wet-bulb temperatures whcih occur coincindentally with the respective dry-bulb summer design temperatures. The mean daily range (difference between daily maximum and daily minimum temperature) is the average of all daily dry-bulb temperature ranges for days on which the 2.5% dry-bulb summer design temperature is reached or exceeded. The prevailing wind direction is the wind direction occuring most frequently with the 2.5% dry-bulb summer design temperture.
d) Summer Criteria Data-Air Conditioning: Data presented are the number of hours, on the average, that the dry-bulb temperatures of 93 and 80 Deg. F and the wet-bulb temperatures of 73 and 67 Deg. F are equaled or exceeded during the months of May through October.
Chapter II - Same as Chapter I, except for sites OUTSIDE the U.S.
Chapter III - Data for use in calculating energy consumption estimates for sites in the U.S. The data, based upon 24-hourly observations per day for at least a five-year period, are the monthly mean frequencies of dry-bulb tempertures, by 5-degree intervals, for three hour groups and for all hours. The MCWB temperature shown is the mean of all the wet-bulb temperatures that were observed coincidentally with the dry-bulb temperatures in that particular 5-degree interval.
Chapter IV - Same as Chapter III, except for sites OUTSIDE U.S.
Chapter V - Cooling degree day data for sites in the U.S. The data presented are the mean annual cooling-degree day totals, using 65 Deg. F, for the period 1965-1974, inclusive, or where available, the 30-year normal period 1941-1970 inclusive.
Chapter VI - same as Chapter V, except for sites OUTSIDE U.S.
This U.S. Department of Defense publication was prepared by the U.S. Air Force, Air Weather Service (AWS), Environmental Technical Applications Center as AF MANUAL 88-29, Facility Design and Planning, Engineering Weather Data.
Entry_ID: FA00032 (MD Identifier: 4865) Temporal Coverage: From: 1941-01-01 TO: 1974-01-01 Geographic Coverage: Southwest Extent: 90S,180W Northeast Extent: 90N,180E Source: GROUND STATIONS>Fixed Weather Stations Storage Media: Microfiche Discipline, Subdiscipline: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE Location Keyword: EQUATORIAL GLOBAL MID-LATITUDE POLAR Parameter Group, Parameter: ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS > WINDS General Keywords: ANNUAL DATA AWS CLIMATOLOGY DAILY DATA DEGREE DAYS DOD HOURLY DATA IDN_NODE GSFC/NCDC MONTHLY DATA STATISTICS SURFACE USAF Revision Date: 1994-03-01
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Tech Contact: ROSS, THOMAS NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC Federal Building 37 Battery Park Avenue Asheville, NC 28801-2733 USA Electronic Mail: INTERNET> TROSS@NCDC.NOAA.GOV Phone: (704) 271-4994 Entry Author: STEURER, PETER NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC Federal Building 37 Battery Park Avenue Asheville, NC 28801-2733 USA Phone: (704) 271-4445 Information in this entry provided by NCDC
NOAA Product Information Catalog, 1988, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC, 171 pp. Selected Guide to Climatic Data Sources, 1988, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Washington DC.
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