GCOS Upper-Air Network (GUAN)

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Description

GUAN is a global-scale sampling networks created for many geophysical phenomena. In most cases, the goal of this system is to provide good converge of the entire planet in terms of (i) the desired density of points and (ii) the relative evenness of sample.

Usage

1

Format

A data frame with 172 observations on the following 8 variables.

WMO

a numeric vector, Country(Area) index number

Station.Name

a factor with levels

FIPS

a factor with levels, Federal information processing standards

Latitude

a numeric vector

Longitude

a numeric vector

Elevation

a numeric vector

Begin

a numeric vector

End

a numeric vector

Source

GCOS, 2007. GCOS Upper-Air Network (GUAN): Justification, Requirements,Sitting and Instrument Options. GCOS-112, WMO-TD 1379.

References

Robeson, S.M., Li, A., Huang, C., 2014. Point-pattern analysis on the sphere. Spatial Statistics. 10, 76-86.

See Also

sphere_montekhat, sphere_khat