Surface Observation Climatic Summaries (SOCS) for Crotone, Italy
Data summary rept. Jul 1957-Dec 1988.
AIR FORCE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS CENTER SCOTT AFB IL
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The Surface Observation Climatic Summaries SOCS replaced two other USAFETAC products of long standing The RUSSWORevised Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations and LISOCSLimited Surface Observation Climatic Summary. RUSSWOS and LISCOS now in existence will continue to be used until they are eventually replaced by SOCS. This product has been issued in other forms under several other names. It was introduced in the early 1940s as the SFCSUM, or Surface Summary. The original USSWO, or Uniform Summary of Surface Weather Observations, debuted in 1946. The USSWO gradually evolved into the RUSSWO and the LISCOS. It finally became the new Surface Observation Climatic Summaries or SOCS in July 1988. The SOCS like its predecessors is prepared by USAFETACs operating location a at Asheville, NC 28801-2723. Here Climatologists use state-of-the-art computer technology to summarize weather observations collected from selected military, civilian, and foreign reporting stations. Summaries are prepared from data that has been collected, quality-controlled, and stored in OL-As worldwide Surface Weather Observation Database. Although previous versions of this product only offered six parts, SOCS provides eight A-H. The additions are the crosswind and heating-cooling degree day summaries. Preceding each part is a brief discussion of that particular part, a description of the data, and an explanation of how the data is presented.