Entry_ID: NSIDC-0033
Entry_Title: Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Serreze, M., R. Barry, and J. Kahl
   Dataset_Title: Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2011-09-29
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0033.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Mark
   Middle_Name: C.
   Last_Name: Serreze
   Email: serreze@nsidc.org
   Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
   Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
   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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Jonathan
   Middle_Name: D. W.
   Last_Name: Kahl
   Email: kahl@csd.uwm.edu
   Phone: 1 414 229-4561 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Department of Geosciences
      Address: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
      Address: P.O. Box 413
      City: Milwaukee
      Province_or_State: WI
      Postal_Code: 53201
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: R.
   Middle_Name: G.
   Last_Name: Barry
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: University of Colorado
      Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center/World Data Center for Glaciology
      Address: 449 UCB
      City: Boulder
      Province_or_State: CO
      Postal_Code: 80309-0449
      Country: USA
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Technical Contact
   First_Name: NSIDC
   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
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Altitude
   Variable_Level_1: Geopotential Height
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Pressure
   Variable_Level_1: Sea Level Pressure
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Temperature
   Variable_Level_1: Air Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Humidity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitable Water
   Detailed_Variable: Water Vapor Flux
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Water Vapor
   Variable_Level_1: Water Vapor
   Detailed_Variable: Humidity
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
   Detailed_Variable: Wind Speed/Direction
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Upper Level Winds
   Detailed_Variable: Wind Speed/Direction
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Keyword: DRIFTING STATIONS
Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
Keyword: Precipitable Water
Keyword: Rawinsondes
Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Vapor Flux
Keyword: Wind Speed
Sensor_Name: RAWINSONDES
Source_Name: BALLOONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1954-01-01
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 65
   Northernmost_Latitude: 90
   Westernmost_Longitude: -180
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: NORTH AMERICA
   Location_Subregion1: CANADA
   Location_Subregion2: HUDSON BAY
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: POLAR
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: BAFFIN BAY
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: BEAUFORT SEA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ARCTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: CHUKCHI SEA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
   Detailed_Location: GREENLAND SEA
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: OCEAN
   Location_Type: PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion1: NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
   Location_Subregion2: BERING SEA
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Project: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Project: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NASA DAAC > NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      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
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Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: NSIDC > National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NSIDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 
      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
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
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Group: Reference

   Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry and J. D. Kahl. 1995. Arctic Water 
   Vapor Characteristics: A Climatological Data Base. User's Guide. National Snow 
   and Ice Data Center.

   Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry and J. D. Kahl. 1994(a).  A 
   climatological database of arctic water vapor characteristics. Polar Geography 
   and Geology. 18(1):63-75.

   Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry, J. D. Kahl and N. A. Zaitseva. 1994 
   (b). The distribution and transport of water vapor over the Arctic Basin. Int. 
   J. Climatology. In press.

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Group: Summary

   A gridded climatological monthly-mean data base of Arctic water vapor 
   characteristics has been assembled by combining fixed station data with data 
   from soundings taken over the Arctic Ocean from ships and Russian drifting 
   stations. Variables provided include temperature, specific humidity, zonal 
   vapor flux, meridional vapor flux, zonal wind speed, and meridional wind 
   speed, available for 15 levels extending from the surface and then at every 50 
   mb from 950 mb to 300 mb; sea level pressure and geopotential height, 
   available at 850 mb, 700 mb, 500 mb and 300 mb; and precipitable water, 
   vertically integrated zonal vapor flux and vertically integrated meridional 
   vapor flux, available for five layers, surface to 850 mb, 850 to 700 mb, 700 
   to 500 mb, 500 to 400 mb and 400 to 300 mb. Coverage of the rawinsonde 
   archives extends from 1945 through 1990 for data from the Russian North Pole 
   series of drifting ice stations over the Arctic Ocean; from 1976 through 1991 
   for fixed-station data obtained from the National Center for Atmospheric 
   Research; and from about 1958 through 1991 for fixed-station data obtained 
   from the Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive.  All variables were obtained 
   through interpolation of the raw sounding data, with the exception of sea 
   level pressure and geopotential height. The file, available via ftp, is 
   structured in monthly data arrays over a subsection of the National 
   Meteorological Center grid (octagonal grid format) centered over the pole, 
   extending to approximately 65 degrees North on each side and about 55 degrees 
   North at the corners.

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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2011-09-29
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2013-01-15
Group: DIF_Revision_History

   Fixed a personnel record that was marked as a technical contact and should 
   have been a PI.

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