Entry_ID: G01961
Entry_Title: Environmental Working Group Joint U.S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   Last_Name: User Services
   Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
   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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Circulation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Ocean Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Water Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Salinity/Density
   Variable_Level_1: Potential Density
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Oceans
   Term: Salinity/Density
   Variable_Level_1: Salinity
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
ISO_Topic_Category: Oceans
Keyword: Dynamic Height Field
Keyword: EWG
Keyword: Greenland Sea
Keyword: Nordic Seas
Keyword: Norwegian Sea
Keyword: PHC
Keyword: Polar Science Center Hydrographic Climatology
Source_Name: AIRCRAFT
Source_Name: BUOYS
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1948-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1993-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 60
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
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Data_Set_Language: English
Originating_Center: NSIDC
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
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   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 389 MB
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Group: 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

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/cryosphere/arctic-meteorology/index.html
   Description: All About Arctic Climatology and Meteorology
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/G01938.html
   Description: Arctic Climatology Project - EWG Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/G01962.html
   Description: Environmental Working Group: Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/ewg/index.html
   Description: The Environmental Working Group Arctic Atlases on CD-ROM Overview
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IDN_Node: USA/NOAA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1997-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2014-07-22
Group: DIF_Revision_History

    Removed the Order data link from the URLs section because that is no longer 
   an option for getting the data.

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