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Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0060

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kahl, J.
Publication Date: 19970101
Title: Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0060.html

Description:

Abstract:

This archive of daily rawinsonde measurements of wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure, humidity, air temperature, and geopotential height as well as surface-based observation of cloud cover (amount, type and height) from Soviet North Pole drifting stations was assembled under the direction of Dr. J. Kahl, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Electric Power Research Institute. Soundings were recorded from April 19, 1954 to July 31, 1990 at drifting stations located in the Arctic Ocean, north of approximately 70 degrees North. Data were obtained from several different sources. All of these data are ultimately derived from the set of bound volumes of handwritten tables kept at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Data are in 21 ASCII text format files with an average size of under 10 MB. The data are available via ftp.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Kahl, J.
Publication Date: 19970101
Title: Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0060_soviet_rawinsonde.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19540419
Ending Date: 19900731

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -180°
East Bounding Coordinate: 180°
North Bounding Coordinate: 90°
South Bounding Coordinate: 70°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Altitude Geopotential Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Dew Point Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Upper Level Winds
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Amount/Frequency
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Height
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Clouds Cloud Types

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS Earth Observing System Data Information System
Theme Keyword: ESIP Earth Science Information Partners Program

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: RAWINSONDES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AARI
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Theme Keyword: Arctic Ocean
Theme Keyword: CAO
Theme Keyword: Central Aerological Observatory
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover Amount
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover Height
Theme Keyword: Cloud Cover Type
Theme Keyword: Dew Point Depression
Theme Keyword: Drifting Station
Theme Keyword: DRIFTING STATIONS
Theme Keyword: Moscow
Theme Keyword: Rawinsonde
Theme Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme Keyword: Russia
Theme Keyword: Russian
Theme Keyword: Sounding
Theme Keyword: Soviet
Theme Keyword: St Petersburg
Theme Keyword: Wind Velocity

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Arctic
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Polar

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468 x
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0060

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20120920

Metadata Review Date:

20120920

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

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

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata