NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0054

Summary

NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, available via ftp, contains 17,659 marine rawinsonde reports for the region north of 65 degrees North. Its record extends from 1976 to 1996. These soundings have been extracted from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) rawinsonde archive of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) (now the National Center for Environmental Prediction, or NCEP). The NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive data set complements the Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive (HARA) for land stations and the Russian 'North Pole' drifting station archive.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: 65°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Serreze, M. and J. Kahl
Dataset Title: NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0054.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1976-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-06-30

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION ARCTIC

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Altitude Geopotential Height
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Dew Point Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds

Ancillary Keywords

  • Arctic
  • Atmospheric Soundings
  • Dewpoint Depression
  • EOSDIS
  • Marine
  • Moored Ship
  • Norwegian Sea
  • Polar
  • Rawinsonde
  • Ship
  • Wind Direction
  • Wind Speed

Platform

  • BALLOONS
  • SHIPS

Instrument

  • RAWINSONDES

Project

  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP

Personnel

Jonathan D. W. Kahl
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 414 229-4561
Email: kahl@csd.uwm.edu
Contact Address:

  • Department of Geosciences
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • P.O. Box 413

City: Milwaukee
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53201

Mark C. Serreze
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: serreze@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive

Reference

Mulder, P. 1977. Record format for the NCAR archive of NMC upper air data. NOAA Office Note (updated by G. Walters, 1992.), 29.

Kahl, J. D., M. C. Serreze, S. Shiotani, S. M. Skony, and R. C. Schnell. 1992. In-situ meteorological sounding archives for Arctic studies. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 73(11): 1824-30. Serreze, M. C., J. D. Kahl, and S. Shiotani. 1992. The historical arctic rawinsonde archive documentation manual. Special Report-2. National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO.

Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry, J. D. Kahl, and N. A. Zaitseva. 1995. The distribution and transport of atmospheric water vapour over the Arctic Basin. International Journal of Climatology, 15: 709-27.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 1997-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-26

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