Entry_ID: G02199
Entry_Title: Dust Count Observations March 1933 - August 1933 in College-Fairbanks, AK
Group: 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
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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: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: K.
   Middle_Name: L.
   Last_Name: Sherman
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Carnegie Institute of Washington
      Address: Department of Terrestrial Magnetism
      City: Washington
      Province_or_State: D.C.
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Aerosols
   Variable_Level_1: Dust/Ash/Smoke
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
   Variable_Level_1: Particulates
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Air Quality
   Variable_Level_1: Visibility
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Clouds
   Variable_Level_1: Cloud Amount/Frequency
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Atmosphere
Keyword: dust
Keyword: dust concentrations
Keyword: Earth's Atmosphere
Keyword: PARTICULATE CONCENTRATION
Keyword: Visibility
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1933-03-23
   Stop_Date: 1933-08-29
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 64.8
   Northernmost_Latitude: 64.9
   Westernmost_Longitude: -147.9
   Easternmost_Longitude: -147.8
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
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Project: IPY > INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
Quality: A quality assessment of this product has not been made.
Data_Set_Language: English
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 @ 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
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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 19.25 MB
   Distribution_Format: PDF
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 85 KB
   Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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. 

   NOAA@NSIDC believes these data to be of value but is unable to provide 
   documentation. If you have information about this data set that others would 
   find useful, please contact NSIDC User 
   Services.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
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   URL: http://classic.ipy.org/development/history.htm
   Description: History of IPY
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
   End_Group
   URL: http://classic.ipy.org/development/history.htm
   Group: Description

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

   End_Group
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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2010-12-10
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-03-12
DIF_Revision_History:  Added DOI to metadata record