Identification_Information:
   Dataset_Identifier: G01938

   Citation: 
      Citation_Information: 
         Originator: Environmental Working Group.  Edited by F. Fetterer and V. F. Radionov. 
         Publication_Date: 20000101
         Title: Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
         Publication_Information: 
            Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
            Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html
         Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5MS3QNJ

   Description: 
      Abstract:
         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 order the CD-ROM free of charge from NSIDC User Services Office. 
         NSIDC also distributes the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean 
         (Winter and Summer periods on two CD-ROMs), and the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian 
         Arctic Sea Ice Atlas free of charge. The CD-ROMs are in HTML format.

      Purpose: scientific research
      Documentation: 
         User's_Guide: 
            Citation_Information: 
               Originator: Environmental Working Group.  Edited by F. Fetterer and V. F. Radionov. 
               Publication_Date: 20000101
               Title: Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
               Publication_Information: 
                  Publication_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
                  Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
               Online_Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g01938_ewg_arctic_met_atlas/index.html

   Time_Period_of_Content:
      Time_Period_Information:
         Range_of_Dates/Times:
            Beginning_Date: 19500101
            Ending_Date: 19951231
      Currentness_Reference: publication date

   Status:
      Progress: Complete
      Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown

   Spatial_Domain:
      Bounding_Coordinates:
         West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180
         East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180
         North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90
         South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60

   Keywords:
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Snow
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Terrestrial Hydrosphere > Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ARCTIC CLIMATOLOGY PROJECT
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: ANEROID PRESSURE SENSOR
         Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: PSYCHROMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: THERMOMETERS
         Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: WET BULB THERMOMETERS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
         Theme_Keyword: COASTAL STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
         Theme_Keyword: WEATHER STATIONS
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
         Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: oceans
      Theme:
         Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic
         Theme_Keyword: Arctic Ocean
         Theme_Keyword: Atmosphere
         Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Pressure
         Theme_Keyword: Climate
         Theme_Keyword: Climatology
         Theme_Keyword: Cloud Cover
         Theme_Keyword: Coastal Stations
         Theme_Keyword: Cryosphere
         Theme_Keyword: DARMS
         Theme_Keyword: Direct Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: DRIFTING STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: GLOBAL RADIATION
         Theme_Keyword: Hydrosphere
         Theme_Keyword: ICE STATIONS
         Theme_Keyword: Meteorology
         Theme_Keyword: Net Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: NOAA
         Theme_Keyword: NSIDC
         Theme_Keyword: Precipitation
         Theme_Keyword: Precipitation Amount
         Theme_Keyword: Radiation Budget
         Theme_Keyword: Russian Patrol Ships
         Theme_Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
         Theme_Keyword: Snow
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Depth
         Theme_Keyword: Snow Water Equivalent
         Theme_Keyword: Solar Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: Total Radiation
         Theme_Keyword: Two-Meter Air Temperature
      Place:
         Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
         Place_Keyword: Geographic Region > Arctic

   Access_Constraints: None

   Use_Constraints: None

   Point_of_Contact:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 x
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Distribution_Information:
   Distributor:
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Organization_Primary:
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Resource_Description: G01938

   Distribution_Liability:
      NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or 
      omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function 
      on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor 
      does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
   Metadata_Date: 20131010

   Metadata_Review_Date: 20131010

   Metadata_Contact: 
      Contact_Information:
         Contact_Person_Primary:
            Contact_Person: NSIDC User Services
            Contact_Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Contact_Address:
            Address_Type: mailing
            Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
            Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
            Address: University of Colorado
            City: Boulder
            State_or_Province: CO
            Postal_Code: 80309-0449
            Country: USA
         Contact_Voice_Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 
         Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 1 303  492-2468 
         Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

   Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

   Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-012-2002