Master Station History Report
The Master Station History Report is a list of basic, historical information for every station in the Station History database. The report includes the primary files below:
MSHR, Enhanced Version
The Enhanced MSHR version contains similar data elements and is in a similar format as the Standard/Legacy MSHR, but the Enhanced MSHR includes additional stations that are included in the GHCN-Daily product. Also, the Enhanced MSHR will incorporate additional station networks, including international stations/networks. The Enhanced MSHR additionally contains an expanded number of items such as station status, additional IDs, alternate station names, NWS region, NWS WFO, all elevations, latitude/longitude precision, and UTC offset. Data elements are in user-friendly formats.
MSHR, Standard Version (DSI-9767)
The Standard/Legacy MSHR, formally identified as the DSI-9767 dataset, is the legacy dataset/report sorted by NCDC Station ID and period of record. This dataset/report includes historical station changes in reported fields generating multiple records for a station where a new record is created for every period in which a reported component for a station is changed. This dataset is continued to be produced to support legacy processing systems.