Entry_ID: G02164
Entry_Title: Daily Precipitation Sums at Coastal and Island Russian Arctic Stations, 1940-1990
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Vladimir
   Middle_Name: F
   Last_Name: Radionov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
      City: St. Petersburg
      Country: Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ye.
   Middle_Name: I.
   Last_Name: Aleksandrov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: 38 Bering Str., 199397
      City: St. Petersburg
      Country: Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: P.
   Middle_Name: N.
   Last_Name: Svyashchennikov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address:  MeteorologyArctic and Antarctic Research Institute
      Address: Department of Meteorology
      Address: 38 Bering Str., 199397
      City: St. Petersburg
      Country: Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Florence
   Last_Name: Fetterer
   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
   End_Group
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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
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: AARI
Keyword: coastal precipitation
Keyword: island precipitation
Keyword: land-sea boundary
Keyword: NOAA
Sensor_Name: RAIN GAUGES
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1940-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1990-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 64.41
   Northernmost_Latitude: 84.78
   Westernmost_Longitude: 36.76
   Easternmost_Longitude: 170.16
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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Group: 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.

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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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NOAA @ NSIDC > 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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://www.dwd.de/bvbw/appmanager/bvbw/dwdwwwDesktop?_nfpb=true&_windowLabel=T12404818261141645314319&_urlType=action&switchLang=en&_pageLabel=_dwdwww_klima_umwelt_datenzentren_wzn
   Description: Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/search/precipitation_station_analysis/index.html
   Description: Precipitation Data Set Station Lists and Overlap Analysis
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
   End_Group
   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g01938.html
   Description: Environmental Working Group 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/g02141.html
   Description: Meteorological Data from the Russian Arctic, 1961-2000
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/g02170.html
   Description: Monthly Mean Precipitation Sums at Russian Arctic Stations, 1966-1990
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2004-12-22
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-07
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI