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Dust Count Observations March 1933 - August 1933 in College-Fairbanks, AK

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Entry ID

G02199

Summary

These data are daily dust count observations taken in College-Fairbanks, Alaska from 23 March 1933 to 29 August 1933. The data are part of a larger collection titled "Second International Polar Year Records, 1931-1936, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institute of Washington." Within this larger collection, the data are identified as "Series 1: College-Fairbanks IPY Station Records and Data, 1932-1934: Subseries C: Auroral and Meterological Records and Data, 1932-1933: Dust Count Observations, March 1933 - August 1933."

The data are provided in a PDF copy of the handwritten entries (Dust_Count_Observations_March1933_to_August1933.pdf). Two supporting files are also included in this data set. The first is a copy of the handwritten data transcribed to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (Dust_Count_Observations_March1933_to_August1933.xls). The second is a PDF document that explains the larger collection (DTM_Collection_Description.pdf).

The entries were recorded using an Aitken Dust Counter. Each entry includes up to 10 counts per day with measurements of wind, clouds, and visibility. The handwritten copy has the most complete data, as some of the handwritten notes were not transcribed into the computer spreadsheet. For example, handwritten notes concerning problems with the counter itself were not transcribed into the computer spreadsheet.

The data are available via FTP.

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Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 64.9°     S: 64.8°     E: -147.8°     W: -147.9°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: K. L. Sherman
Dataset Title: Dust Count Observations March 1933 - August 1933 in College-Fairbanks, AK
Dataset Release Date: 2010-12-10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02199.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5QC01DS

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1933-03-23
Stop Date: 1933-08-29

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Aerosols Dust/Ash/Smoke
  • Atmosphere Air Quality
  • Atmosphere Air Quality Particulates
  • Atmosphere Air Quality Visibility
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Amount/Frequency

Ancillary Keywords

  • Atmosphere
  • dust
  • dust concentrations
  • Earth's Atmosphere
  • PARTICULATE CONCENTRATION
  • Visibility

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Project

  • IPY INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR

Quality

A quality assessment of this product has not been made.

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

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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

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Data Center Personnel

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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: 19.25 MB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 85 KB
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

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

K. L. Sherman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Carnegie Institute of Washington
  • Department of Terrestrial Magnetism

City: Washington
Province or State: D.C.

Related URL

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History of IPY

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Website for International Polar Year, including historical information about the 2nd IPY.

Reference

Sherman, K. L. 1937. Atmospheric Electricity at the College-Fairbanks Polar Year Station, Terr. Magn. Atmos. Electr. 42(4): 371–390, doi:10.1029/TE042i004p00371.

Gish, O. H., and K. L. Sherman. 1940. Analysis of Local Atmospheric-Electric Phenomena at College, Alaska. Terr. Magn. Atmos. Electr. 45(2): 173–190, doi:10.1029/TE045i002p00173.

Rooney, W. J., and K. L. Sherman. 1934. Earth-Current Measurements at the College-Fairbanks Polar-Year Station. Terr. Magn. Atmos. Electr. 39(3): 187–199, doi:10.1029/TE039i003p00187.

Neumann, Joseph 2009. Second International Polar Year Records, 1931-1936. Carnegie Institute of Washington, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Archives.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2010-12-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-12

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