Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

GGD608

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Tom Mefford and Ellsworth Dutton
Publication Date: 20030605
Title: Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd608.html

Description:

Abstract:

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/.

Purpose: scientific research

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19970101
Ending Date: 20021231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -156.609°
East Bounding Coordinate: -156.609°
North Bounding Coordinate: 71.323°
South Bounding Coordinate: 71.323°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Surface Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Shortwave Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Melt

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Meteorology
Theme Keyword: Pressure
Theme Keyword: Snow Melt
Theme Keyword: Solar Radiation
Theme Keyword: Thermal radiation
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America Alaska Barrow, Alaska, US

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Ellsworth Dutton
Contact Organization: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Observatory Operations Group, Climate Monitoring and Diagnostic Laboratory

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 325 Broadway, R/CMDL1
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80305

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 497-6660
Contact Electronic Mail Address: EDUTTON@CMDL.NOAA.GOV

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact Person: FGDC 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 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

GGD608

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120213

Metadata Review Date:

20120213

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: FGDC User Services
Contact Organization: Frozen Ground 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 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
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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