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International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

G02201

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Coburn, E., R. Duerr, E. Schlagel, and A. Wallace.
Publication Date: 20110801
Title: International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/g02201.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5FT8HZS

Description:

Abstract:

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.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Coburn, E., R. Duerr, E. Schlagel, and A. Wallace.
Publication Date: 20110801
Title: International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/noaa/g02201_dahli/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 18820101
Ending Date: 20071231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: BALANCE
Theme Keyword: CAMERAS
Theme Keyword: COMPASSES
Theme Keyword: HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS
Theme Keyword: INTERFEROMETERS
Theme Keyword: MAGVAR Magnetic Variometer
Theme Keyword: MULTILENS CAMERAS
Theme Keyword: THERMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: AIRCRAFT
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Continent North America Canada
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland
Place Keyword: Continent North America Mexico
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America California
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Michigan
Place Keyword: Continent South America
Place Keyword: Continent South America Chile
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean
Place Keyword: Ocean Southern Ocean Ross Sea

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.

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Elizabeth Coburn
Contact Organization: Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder, National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
City: Unknown
State or Province: Unknown
Postal Code: Unknown

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown
Contact Electronic Mail Address: coburn@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

G02201

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: TIFF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: MPEG

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: PDF

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130402

Metadata Review Date:

20130402

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

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