Entry_ID: NSIDC-0190
Entry_Title: Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Julienne Stroeve and Christopher Shuman
   Dataset_Title: Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2004-01-07
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0190.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Julienne
   Last_Name: Stroeve
   Email: stroeve@nsidc.org
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: CIRES
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
      Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
      Address: University of Colorado
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Christopher
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Shuman
   Email: Christopher.A.Shuman@nasa.gov
   Phone: 1 301 614-5706 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
      Address: Cryospheric Sciences Branch
      Address: Cryospheric Sciences Branch
      Address: Code 614.1
      Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
      City: Greenbelt
      Province_or_State: MD
      Postal_Code: 20771
      Country: USA
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
   Variable_Level_1: Visibility
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Dew Point Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Automated Weather Station Data
Keyword: Automated Weather Stations
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Greenland
Keyword: Near-surface Wind Speeds
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Station Data
Keyword: Visibility
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: Wind Speed
Source_Name: ARWS > Automatic Remote Weather Station
Source_Name: ASOS > Automated Surface Observing System
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1913-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 59.983
   Northernmost_Latitude: 83.633
   Westernmost_Longitude: -73.167
   Easternmost_Longitude: -13.583
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -90
   Northernmost_Latitude: -60.717
   Westernmost_Longitude: 0
   Easternmost_Longitude: 178.72
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: GREENLAND
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Group: Quality

   NCDC, AFCCC, and FNMOD (2000) states that 'data have undergone extensive 
   automated quality control, and additional manual quality control for U.S. Air 
   Force stations, U.S. Navy stations, and U.S. National Weather Service 
   stations.' Upon extracting and reformatting the data, Julienne Stroeve (NSIDC) 
   checked that all data values were correctly filled in.

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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC_DAAC
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 1 - 1536 KB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: Reference

   AFCCC. 1998. Documentation for DATSAV3 surface hourly data. Asheville,  NC: 
   AFCCC.

   http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/documentlibrary/tddoc/td9955.pdf  Lott, N., 
   R. Baldwin, and P. Jones. 2001. The FCC Integrated Surface  Hourly Database, 
   NCDC Technical Report 2001-01. Asheville, NC: NCDC.   
   http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/techrpts/tr200101/tr2001-01.pdf

   NCDC, AFCCC, and FNMOD. 2000. Federal Climate Complex data documentation  for 
   integerated surface hourly data. Asheville, NC: National Climatic Data  
   Center. http://support.weblakes.com/Resource/td3505.pdf

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Group: Summary

   This product consists of meteorological data from 105 Arctic weather stations 
   and 137 Antarctic stations, extracted from the National Climatic Data Center 
   (NCDC)'s Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) database. Variables include wind 
   direction, wind speed, visibility, air temperature, dew point temperature, and 
   sea level pressure. Temporal coverage varies by station, with the earliest 
   record in 1913 and the latest in 2002. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text 
   format, with one file per station and year. Graphs of meteorological variables 
   throughout the time series accompany the ASCII data. Data are available via FTP.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-01-07
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-26
DIF_Revision_History:  fixed broken access data link