Entry_ID: GGD608
Entry_Title: Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Ellsworth
   Last_Name: Dutton
   Email: EDUTTON@CMDL.NOAA.GOV
   Phone: 1 303 497-6660 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Address: Observatory Operations Group, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway, R/CMDL1
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Tom
   Last_Name: Mefford
   Email: thomas.mefford@noaa.gov
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      Address: Observatory Operations Group, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory
      Address: 325 Broadway, R/CMDL1
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80305
      Country: US
   End_Group
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Shortwave Radiation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Radiation
   Variable_Level_1: Solar Radiation
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Melt
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Melt
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Keyword: Air Temperature
Keyword: Meteorology
Keyword: Pressure
Keyword: Snow Melt
Keyword: Solar Radiation
Keyword: Thermal radiation
Keyword: Wind Speed
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1997-01-01
   Stop_Date: 2002-12-31
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 71.323
   Northernmost_Latitude: 71.323
   Westernmost_Longitude: -156.609
   Easternmost_Longitude: -156.609
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
   Location_Subregion2: ALASKA
   Detailed_Location: BARROW, ALASKA, US
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      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
      End_Group
   End_Group
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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/.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-06-05
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-02-13
DIF_Revision_History: Fixed temporal coverage for EDB.