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Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data

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Entry ID

GGD608

Summary

This data set consists of continuous meteorological data, monthly climatological summaries, and upper air meteorological data for the NOAA/CMDL Pt. Barrow Observatory. Data include hourly average observations of air temperature, station pressure, and surface wind direction and speed. The data set also includes atmospheric radiation at the Barrow Observatory. Radiation data consist of hourly-averaged data for downwelling short-wave radiation, in watts per square meter. The radiation data were used to determine the snow disappearance date at Barrow on the basis of objective, radiometric measurements made over open tundra (http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/star/snomelt.html).

These data are available from the NOAA Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Laboratory, http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/info/ftpdata.html. Meteorological data are available via FTP at ftp://140.172.192.211/met/ in directories named 'brw' within each major directory, and radiation data are available at ftp://140.172.192.211/radiation/brw/.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 71.323°     S: 71.323°     E: -156.609°     W: -156.609°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Tom Mefford and Ellsworth Dutton
Dataset Title: Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd608.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1997-01-01
Stop Date: 2002-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ALASKA BARROW, ALASKA, US

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt

Ancillary Keywords

  • Air Temperature
  • Meteorology
  • Pressure
  • Snow Melt
  • Solar Radiation
  • Thermal radiation
  • Wind Speed

Data Center

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC 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

Personnel

Ellsworth Dutton
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 497-6660
Email: EDUTTON@CMDL.NOAA.GOV
Contact Address:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Observatory Operations Group, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • 325 Broadway, R/CMDL1

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305

Tom Mefford
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: thomas.mefford@noaa.gov
Contact Address:

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Observatory Operations Group, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory
  • 325 Broadway, R/CMDL1

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305
Country: US

Reference

Herbert, G.A., J. Harris, M. Bieniulis, and J. McCutcheon, Acquisition and Data Management, in CMDL Summary Report 1989, No. 18, 1990, Pg. 50.

Herbert, G.A., E.R. Green, G.L. Koenig, and K.W. Thaut, Monitoring instrumentation for the continuous measurement and quality assurance of meteorological observations, NOAA Tech. Memo. ERL ARL-148, 44 pp, 1986.

Herbert, G.A., E.R. Green, J.M. Harris, G.L. Koenig, S.J. Roughton, and K.W. Thaut, Control and Monitoring Instrumentation for the Continuous Measurement of Atmospheric CO2 and Meteorological Variables, J. of Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 3, 414-421, 1986.

Dutton, E. G. and D. J. Endres 1991: Date of snow melt at Barrow, Alaska, USA, Arctic and Alpine Research, 23,(1), p.115-119

Foster, J. L., J.W. Winchester, and E.G. Dutton, 1992: The date of snow disappearance on the Arctic tundra as determined from satellite, meteorological station and radiometric in situ observations, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 30(4), 793-798.

Foster, J. L. 1989: The significance of the date of snow disappearance on the arctic tundra as a possible indicator of climatic change, Arctic and Alpine Research, 21,(1), p. 60-70

Stone , R.S., E.G. Dutton, J.M. Harris, and D. Longenecker: THE ADVANCING DATE OF SPRING SNOWMELT IN THE ALASKAN ARCTIC, Proceedings of the Eleventh Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Science Team Meeting, March 19-23, 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001a.

Stone, R.S., E.G. Dutton, J.M. Harris, and D. Longenecker: Earlier Spring Snowmelt in Northern Alaska as an Indicator of Climate Change, J. Geophys. Res., in press 2001b.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-13

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