Entry_ID: NSIDC-0054
Entry_Title: NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive
Group: 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
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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: 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: 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: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
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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: Dew Point Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Surface Winds
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Atmospheric Winds
   Variable_Level_1: Upper Level Winds
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Keyword: Arctic
Keyword: Atmospheric Soundings
Keyword: Dewpoint Depression
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Marine
Keyword: Moored Ship
Keyword: Norwegian Sea
Keyword: Polar
Keyword: Rawinsonde
Keyword: Ship
Keyword: Wind Direction
Keyword: Wind Speed
Sensor_Name: RAWINSONDES
Source_Name: BALLOONS
Source_Name: SHIPS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1976-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1996-06-30
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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: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: ARCTIC
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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

   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.

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Group: 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.

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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0060.html
   Description: Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations
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Group: Related_URL
   Group: URL_Content_Type
      Type: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
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   URL: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0008.html
   Description: Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 1997-01-01
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-07-26
DIF_Revision_History: added creators