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Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean

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Entry ID

G01961

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 arctic oceanography, sea ice, and meteorology. These atlases are distributed via FTP.

The Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean was developed by specialists from the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan with Russian and U.S. partners. The Atlas consist of separate volumes for winter and summer, with the following file names G01961a and G01961b respectively. More than 1.3 million individual temperature and salinity observations collected from Russian and western drifting stations, ice breakers, and airborne expeditions were used to develop the products contained in the winter volume.

The primary products of the Atlas are gridded mean fields for decadal periods (1950s,1960s, 1970s, 1980s) of temperature, salinity, density and dynamic height, Atlantic water layer depth, and temperature and salinity profiles and transects. The original individual observations that were used to derive these fields are not provided with the Atlas and are not available.

Note that the Polar Science Center Hydrographic Climatology (PHC) ocean database (version 3.0) is available from the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington. This is a global gridded database with a high quality description of arctic seas achieved by merging data from several sources, including data from the Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean. The PHC or later versions may be more suitable for your research. Inquires may be sent to: Michael Steele, Applied Physics Laboratory, 1013 NE 40th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Geographic Coverage

 

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

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Environmental Working Group. Edited by L. Timokhov and F. Tanis.
Dataset Title: Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g01961.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5H12ZX4

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1948-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31

Location Keywords

  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN

Science Keywords

  • Oceans Ocean Circulation
  • Oceans Ocean Pressure
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Salinity/Density Potential Density
  • Oceans Salinity/Density Salinity

Ancillary Keywords

  • Dynamic Height Field
  • EWG
  • Greenland Sea
  • Nordic Seas
  • Norwegian Sea
  • PHC
  • Polar Science Center Hydrographic Climatology

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
  • Oceans

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • BUOYS
  • SHIPS

Originating Center

NSIDC

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: FTP
Distribution Size: 389 MB

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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
All About Arctic Climatology and Meteorology

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Arctic Climatology Project - EWG Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas

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

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: 1997-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-22

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