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Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0008

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jonathan Kahl and Mark Serreze
Publication Date: 20030605
Title: Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0008.html

Description:

Abstract:

Note: This data set is now on FTP so references to CD-ROM are historic and no longer applicable.



The Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive is on FTP, and it contains millions of vertical soundings of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind, representing all available rawinsonde ascents from Arctic land stations poleward of 65 degrees North. HARA includes soundings from the beginning of record through mid-1996. Most stations began recording soundings in the late 1950s, but a few began in 1947 or 1948. Coverage is relatively uniform, except for the interior of Greenland. Typically, 20 to 40 levels are available in each sounding. HARA documentation is provided in the FTP directory and in hard copy (NSIDC Special Report 2, 1992). The FTP directory contain software (Fortran and C) for retrieval of sounding data subsets. The original soundings were obtained from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of NOAA in Asheville, North Carolina.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Jonathan Kahl and Mark Serreze
Publication Date: 20030605
Title: Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0008_hara.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19471110
Ending Date: 19960630

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: In work
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 65°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Altitude Geopotential Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Water Vapor Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds Wind Speed

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme Keyword: RAWINSONDES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: BALLOONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS

Theme:

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

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Alaska
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Atmospheric Soundings
Theme Keyword: Canada
Theme Keyword: Dewpoint Depression
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Finland
Theme Keyword: Greenland
Theme Keyword: Norway
Theme Keyword: Polar
Theme Keyword: Radiosondes
Theme Keyword: Rawinsondes
Theme Keyword: Russia
Theme Keyword: Sweden
Theme Keyword: US
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar North Polar
Place Keyword: Ocean Arctic Ocean

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of 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:
  • 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

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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:

NSIDC-0008

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:

20120719

Metadata Review Date:

20120719

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