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

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Entry ID

G02164

Summary

This data set contains precipitation data originally recorded in log books at 65 coastal and island meteorological stations, and later digitized at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia, under the direction of Vladimir Radionov. Records from most stations begin in 1940. Instrumentation was generally a rain gauge with Nipher shield until the early 1950s (for most stations), when the Tretyakov precipitation gauge replaced earlier instrumentation. Data have not been adjusted for gauge type or wind bias. Observers corrected the data from 1967-1990 for wetting loss as they recorded the station data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 84.78°     S: 64.41°     E: 170.16°     W: 36.76°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Radionov, V. F., Y. I. Aleksandrov, P. N. Svyashchennikov, and F. Fetterer.
Dataset Title: Daily Precipitation Sums at Coastal and Island Russian Arctic Stations, 1940-1990
Dataset Release Date: 2004-12-22
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02164.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5JS9NCS

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1940-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount

Ancillary Keywords

  • AARI
  • coastal precipitation
  • island precipitation
  • land-sea boundary
  • NOAA

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • RAIN GAUGES

Quality

Data digitized from logbooks are subject to transcription errors. These data have been assessed by comparing with data from the Global Daily Climatology Network (GDCN) yet some errors may have gone undetected.

Measuring arctic precipitation accurately is difficult. Users of these data should first become familiar with error sources inherent in all Arctic precipitation measurements. We strongly suggest consulting Groisman and Rankova (2001) and references contained therein, and the documentation on gridded precipitation fields in Arctic Climatology Project (2000) for an introduction to precipitation measurement issues. Groisman and Rankova (2001) have information on adjusting the raw precipitation measurements in this data set so that pre- and post-1966 values are homogeneous.

Data Set Progress

complete

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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Vladimir F Radionov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • Department of Meteorology
  • Department of Meteorology
  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

City: St. Petersburg
Country: Russia

Ye. I. Aleksandrov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • Department of Meteorology
  • 38 Bering Str., 199397

City: St. Petersburg
Country: Russia

P. N. Svyashchennikov
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • MeteorologyArctic and Antarctic Research Institute
  • Department of Meteorology
  • 38 Bering Str., 199397

City: St. Petersburg
Country: Russia

Florence Fetterer
Role: INVESTIGATOR
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

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
Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Precipitation Data Set Station Lists and Overlap Analysis

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate 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

Reference

Daily Temperature and Precipitation Data for 223 U.S.S.R. Stations Available from the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC). http://cdiac.ornl.gov/. Accessed 7 January 2011.

Arctic Climatology Project. 2000. Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas. Edited by F. Fetterer and V. Radionov. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. CD-ROM. http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html. Accessed 9 December 2004.

National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2003. Meteorological Data from the Russian Arctic, 1961-2000. V. Radionov, compiler. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital media. http://nsidc.org/data/g02141.html. Accessed 9 December 2004.

Global Daily Climatology Network, V1.0. Available from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

Groisman, P.Y and E.Y. Rankova. 2001. Precipitation trends over the Russian permafrost-free zone: removing the artifacts of pre-processing. International Journal of Climate 21: 657-678.

USSR Monthly Precipitation For 622 Stations 1891-1999, NCDC DSI-3720. Available from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center. Global Historical Climate Network. Available from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-07

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