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Former Soviet Union Monthly Precipitation Archive, 1891-1993

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0059

Summary

This data set was distributed by NSIDC until October, 2003, when it was withdrawn from distribution because it duplicates the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) data set DSI-3720. The NCDC data set is revised and updated beyond what was distributed by NSIDC. This archive consists of monthly precipitation measurements from 622 stations located in the Former Soviet Union.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 75°     S: 40°     E: 180°     W: 15°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: M. Serreze, P. Groisman,
Dataset Title: Former Soviet Union Monthly Precipitation Archive, 1891-1993
Dataset Release Date: 2003-10-13
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, North Carolina USA
Dataset Publisher: NCDC: National Climatic Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0059.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1891-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT EUROPE EASTERN EUROPE RUSSIA

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Amount
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Precipitation Rate
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Rain
  • Atmosphere Precipitation Snow
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Cover

Ancillary Keywords

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Former Soviet Union
  • GAUGE BUCKET
  • GAUGE POST
  • NIPHER
  • Precipitation
  • Rain
  • Rain Gauge
  • Russia
  • Soviet
  • State Hydrological Institute
  • Station
  • Tretiyakov
  • Ussr

Platform

  • GROUND STATIONS

Instrument

  • RAIN GAUGES

Project

  • EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
  • ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Data Set Progress

complete

Data Center

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel

Name: NOAA User Services
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

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5.4 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Pavel YA. Groisman
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 704 271-4307
Email: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov
Contact Address:

  • National Climatic Data Center
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801

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

V. V. Koknaeva
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • State Hydrological Institute
  • 23, Second Line
  • St. Petersburg, 199053 Russia

T. A. Belokrylova
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • All-Russian Institute of Hydrometeorological Information
  • 6, Korolyov Street
  • Obninsk, Kaluga Region 249020 Russia

A. T. Sanina
Role: INVESTIGATOR

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)

Reference

Golubev, V. S. 1969. Research on precipitation measurement accuracy. Proc. SHI 176: 149-64.

Groisman, P. Ya., V. V. Koknaeva, T. A. Belodylova, and T. R. Karl. 1991. Overcoming biases of precipitation measurement: A history of the USSR experience. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 11.

Neushkin, A. I., ed. 1987. Calendar of monthly precipitation anomalies in percentage of normals for the USSR stations over the 1977-1984 period. Obninsk.

Reference book on USSR climate. 1966-1969. L.: Gidrometeoizdat. 1-34(2): 4.

Shver Ts. A. 1976. Precipitation over the USSR territory. L.: Gidrometeoizdat.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-07-09

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