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Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas

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Entry ID

G01938

Summary

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) was established in June 1995 under the framework of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation. In January 1996, the EWG Arctic Climatology Group took on the task of compiling digital data on arctic regions to expand scientific understanding of the Arctic. This work resulted in a set of three atlases on CD-ROM for arctic oceanography, sea ice, and meteorology.

The Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas was developed by specialists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder. The Atlas contains three main sections: a history section, a 'Primer,' and a data section. The history section and Primer provide background and introductory information for newcomers to arctic meteorology, while the data section contains gridded fields of meteorological parameters, and newly released meteorological station data from Russian and other sources. In addition, the Atlas includes several English translations of Russian technical documents, and a glossary of meteorological terms in English and Russian.

Users can download the CD-ROM from the NSIDC FTP site. NSIDC also distributes the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean (Winter and Summer periods), and the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 60°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Fetterer and V. F. Radionov.
Dataset Title: Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
Dataset Release Date: 2000-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5MS3QNJ

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1995-12-31

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Longwave Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Net Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Amount/Frequency
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent
  • Oceans Ocean Winds Surface Winds Wind Speed
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Water Equivalent

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic
  • Arctic Ocean
  • Atmosphere
  • Atmospheric Pressure
  • Climate
  • Climatology
  • Cloud Cover
  • Coastal Stations
  • Cryosphere
  • DARMS
  • Direct Radiation
  • DRIFTING STATIONS
  • GLOBAL RADIATION
  • Hydrosphere
  • ICE STATIONS
  • Meteorology
  • Net Radiation
  • NOAA
  • NSIDC
  • Precipitation
  • Precipitation Amount
  • Radiation Budget
  • Russian Patrol Ships
  • Sea Level Pressure
  • Snow
  • Snow Depth
  • Snow Water Equivalent
  • Solar Radiation
  • Total Radiation
  • Two-Meter Air Temperature

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • COASTAL STATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS
  • SHIPS
  • WEATHER STATIONS

Instrument

  • ANEROID PRESSURE SENSOR
  • BAROMETERS
  • HYGROMETERS
  • PSYCHROMETERS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
  • WET BULB THERMOMETERS

Project

  • ARCTIC CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: CD-ROM

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

St. Petersburg, Russia Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)
Role: INVESTIGATOR

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
All About Arctic Climatology and Meteorology

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Environmental Working Group: Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Daily Precipitation Sums at Coastal and Island Russian Arctic Stations, 1940-1990

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Environmental Working Group: Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Meteorological Data from the Russian Arctic, 1961-2000

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Monthly Mean Precipitation Sums at Russian Arctic Stations, 1966-1990

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
The Environmental Working Group Arctic Atlases on CD-ROM Overview

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-22

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