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International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature

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Entry ID

G02201

Summary

The International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature collection (formerly known as the Discovery and Access of Historic Literature from the IPYs (DAHLI) project) is an online data collection consisting primarily of photographs, publications, and observational data records from, and relating to, the first two International Polar Years (IPY) 1882-83 and 1932-33 and the International Geophysical Year (IGY)1957-58. Examples of data contained in observational records include, but are not limited to: air magnetic vertical intensity, air conductivity, atmospheric-electric observations, auroral log data, potential-gradient electrographic data, dust counts, and meteorological observations. Photographs within the collection include those from the Wilkes Station in Antarctica, the USGS survey of Fletcher’s Ice Island, and the DTM Geophysical Laboratory Library. Publications within this collection primarily consist of government (national and international) bulletins and reports on activities during the International Polar and International Geophysical years. Other data include audio files of interviews recorded during NCAR’s Oral Histories Project, and a video on Drifting Station Alpha during the IGY, published by NSIDC.

Data were contributed by several institutions: the University of Colorado Libraries, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

The data collection contains approximately 800 digital objects, formats of these objects include: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, MP3, and MPEG. Most objects are freely accessible and downloadable, except where prohibited by copyright.

Temporal coverage of this data collection is between the years 1882 and 1958. Geographical coverage is global, with data originating from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America and relating primarily to specific glaciers and other locations in North America (Alaska and Canada) and Antarctica.

All materials without use constraints are accessible by the public through the ROCS Archives Catalog. Reference images and PDFs of publications and data are available for immediate viewing and download. Please request high resolution TIFF image files through the Archives catalog.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Coburn, E., R. Duerr, E. Schlagel, and A. Wallace.
Dataset Title: International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature
Dataset Release Date: 2011-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/g02201.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FT8HZS

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1882-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA CANADA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA GREENLAND
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA MEXICO
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CALIFORNIA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA MICHIGAN
  • CONTINENT SOUTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT SOUTH AMERICA CHILE
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC
  • OCEAN ARCTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN ROSS SEA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Aerosols Dust/Ash/Smoke
  • Atmosphere Aerosols Particulate Matter
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Electricity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Electricity Atmospheric Conductivity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Electricity Electric Field
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ablation Zones/Accumulation Zones
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glacier Elevation/Ice Sheet Elevation
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Glaciers
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
  • Cryosphere Sea Ice Snow Depth
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Periglacial Processes
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Permafrost
  • Oceans Ocean Temperature Water Temperature
  • Oceans Salinity/Density Salinity
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Depth/Thickness
  • Oceans Sea Ice Ice Growth/Melt
  • Oceans Sea Ice Sea Ice Elevation
  • Oceans Sea Ice Snow Depth
  • Paleoclimate Ice Core Records
  • Paleoclimate Land Records Glaciation
  • Solid Earth Geomorphology Glacial Landforms/Processes
  • Solid Earth Seismology
  • Solid Earth Seismology Seismic Profile
  • Sun-earth Interactions Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics Aurorae
  • Sun-earth Interactions Ionosphere/Magnetosphere Dynamics Electric Fields/Electric Currents
  • Sun-earth Interactions Solar Activity Cosmic Rays
  • Sun-earth Interactions Solar Activity Solar Flares
  • Sun-earth Interactions Solar Activity Solar Radio Wave Emissions
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Permafrost

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • AIRCRAFT
  • GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • BALANCE
  • CAMERAS
  • COMPASSES
  • HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS
  • INTERFEROMETERS
  • MAGVAR Magnetic Variometer
  • MULTILENS CAMERAS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Access Constraints

Copyrighted material are subject to fair use restrictions.

Use Constraints

Publications, images, data files, and other materials from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and the University of Colorado holdings are available to the public if cited correctly using NSIDC's Use and Copyright Policies. The image holdings (photographs) of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. are available for preview only but may be made available upon request.

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_ARC

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

NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC ARC 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 Size: 50 - 120 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 129 MB
Distribution Format: MPEG

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 50 - 120 MB
Distribution Format: TIFF

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 550 MB
Distribution Format: PDF

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 90 - 120 MB
Distribution Format: MPEG

Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Size: 4 - 15 KB
Distribution Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Personnel

Elizabeth Coburn
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Email: coburn@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

Ruth Duerr
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1 303 735-0136 x
Email: rduerr@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • 449 University of Colorado at Boulder

City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80027
Country: USA

Elizabeth Schlagel
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Email: schlagel@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

Allaina Wallace
Role: DATA AUTHOR
Email: allainaw@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Access ROCS Materials

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
History of the IPYs

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
ROCS: Accessing Materials

Reference

Duerr, R., Parsons, M., Weaver, R. 2004. The International Polar Year: Making Data and Information Available for the Long Term. Presented at the AGU, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Duerr, R., Howard, A. 2007. The International Polar Years: Creating Access to 125 Years of Polar Research. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association. Denver, CO, USA.

Goodwin, R. et al. 2008. The International Polar Year Publications Database: A Progress Report. Presented at the 22nd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Edmonton, Canada. Goodwin, R., Tahirkheli, S., Lane, H., Duerr, R., Wallace, A., Dheerendra, P. T. 2010. The International Polar Year Publications Database: The First 4000. Presented at the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Hicks, G. 2010. Polar Libraries Using E-Science Communication During the 4th International Polar Year 2007-2008. Presented at the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Bremerhaven, Germany.

Hicks, G., Sommer, S. 2006. International Polar Year Information Resources: Science Librarians Behind the Scenes and in the Field. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Howard, A. 2007. The Reason for DAHLI: Making the Holdings of Historic IPY Information Accessible to All. Presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA.

Howard, A. M., Duerr, R. 2006. Discovery and Access of Historic Literature of the IPY’s (DAHLI): rescuing records and publications of early IPY ventures. Presented at the 21st Polar Libraries Colloquy, Rome, Italy.

Howard, A., Duerr, R. 2006. NOAA’s Climate Database Modernization Program at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Presented at the 21st Polar Libraries Colloquy, Rome, Italy.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-04-02

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata

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