Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes

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Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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Date Stamp:

2014-09-30

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ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

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ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0033.html

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Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes
Date:
Date: 2011
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2011-09-29
Identifier: NSIDC-0033
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Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Serreze, M., R. Barry, and J. Kahl. 2011. Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Individual Name: Mark C. Serreze
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
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Postal Code: 80309-0449
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Individual Name: Jonathan D. W. Kahl
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 414 229-4561

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Delivery Point: Department of Geosciences
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Postal Code: 53201
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Individual Name: R. G. Barry
Organization Name: University of Colorado
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Delivery Point: 449 UCB
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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
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Country: USA
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > North America > Canada > Hudson Bay
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Baffin Bay
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Beaufort Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Arctic Ocean > Chukchi Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean
Keyword: Ocean > Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Greenland Sea
Keyword: Ocean > Pacific Ocean > North Pacific Ocean > Bering Sea
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Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
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Date: 2008-02-05
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Altitude > Geopotential Height
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water > Water Vapor Flux
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor > Humidity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds > Wind Speed/Direction
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds > Wind Speed/Direction
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Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
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Date: 2008-01-24
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Keywords

Keyword: DRIFTING STATIONS
Keyword: IDN_NODE GSFC/NSIDC
Keyword: Precipitable Water
Keyword: Rawinsondes
Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Keyword: Vapor Flux
Keyword: Wind Speed
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Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: 65
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19540101
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Data File Format:

Specification: FTP

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Online Transfer Options:

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Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/WATERVAPOR/
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Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0033_arctic_water_vapor.gd.html
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: RAWINSONDES
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: BALLOONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: RAWINSONDES

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument: RAWINSONDES

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