Entry_ID: NSIDC-0059
Entry_Title: Former Soviet Union Monthly Precipitation Archive, 1891-1993
Group: 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
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Pavel
   Middle_Name: YA.
   Last_Name: Groisman
   Email: pgroisman@ncdc.noaa.gov
   Phone: 1 704 271-4307 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: National Climatic Data Center
      Address: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
      City: Asheville
      Province_or_State: NC
      Postal_Code: 28801
   End_Group
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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: V.
   Middle_Name: V.
   Last_Name: Koknaeva
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: State Hydrological Institute
      Address: 23, Second Line
      Address: St. Petersburg, 199053 Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: T.
   Middle_Name: A.
   Last_Name: Belokrylova
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: All-Russian Institute of Hydrometeorological Information
      Address: 6, Korolyov Street
      Address: Obninsk, Kaluga Region 249020 Russia
   End_Group
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: A.
   Middle_Name: T.
   Last_Name: Sanina
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Amount
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Precipitation Rate
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Rain
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Atmosphere
   Term: Precipitation
   Variable_Level_1: Snow
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Terrestrial Hydrosphere
   Term: Snow/Ice
   Variable_Level_1: Snow Cover
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Keyword: Asia
Keyword: Europe
Keyword: Former Soviet Union
Keyword: GAUGE BUCKET
Keyword: GAUGE POST
Keyword: NIPHER
Keyword: Precipitation
Keyword: Rain
Keyword: Rain Gauge
Keyword: Russia
Keyword: Soviet
Keyword: State Hydrological Institute
Keyword: Station
Keyword: Tretiyakov
Keyword: Ussr
Sensor_Name: RAIN GAUGES
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1891-01-01
   Stop_Date: 1993-12-31
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Data_Set_Progress: complete
Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: 40
   Northernmost_Latitude: 75
   Westernmost_Longitude: 15
   Easternmost_Longitude: 180
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: EUROPE
   Location_Subregion1: EASTERN EUROPE
   Location_Subregion2: RUSSIA
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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: NOAA @ NSIDC > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: NOAA
      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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   End_Group
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Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Media: FTP
   Distribution_Size: 5.4 MB
   Distribution_Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Group: 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.

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Group: 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.

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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-0072.html
   Description: Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)
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IDN_Node: USA/NASA
Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-10-13
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-07-09
DIF_Revision_History: corrected dist. format