Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0097

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Christopher Shuman, Charles Stearns
Publication Date: 20061128
Title: Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0097.html
Online Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N55D8PS0

Description:

Abstract:

This data set includes daily, monthly, and yearly mean surface air temperatures for four interior West Antarctic sites between 1978 and 1997. Data include air surface temperatures measured at the Byrd, Lettau, Lynn, and Siple Station automatic weather stations. In addition, because weather stations in Antarctica are difficult to maintain, and resulting multi-decade records are often incomplete, the investigators also calculated surface temperatures from satellite passive microwave brightness temperatures. Calibration of 37-GHz vertically polarized brightness temperature data during periods of known air temperature, using emissivity modeling, allowed the investigators to replace data gaps with calibrated brightness temperatures.

MS Excel data files and GIF images derived from the data are available via ftp from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Christopher Shuman, Charles Stearns
Publication Date: 20061128
Title: Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0097_shuman/index.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19781025
Ending Date: 19971231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -174.45°
East Bounding Coordinate: 160.41°
North Bounding Coordinate: -74.21°
South Bounding Coordinate: -82.52°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: AWS Automated Weather System
Theme Keyword: SMMR Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Theme Keyword: SSM/I Special Sensor Microwave/Imager

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: DMSP Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Theme Keyword: NIMBUS-7

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: AGDC
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Automated Weather Stations
Theme Keyword: Automatic Weather Stations
Theme Keyword: AWS
Theme Keyword: AWS Byrd Station
Theme Keyword: AWS Lettau
Theme Keyword: AWS Lynn
Theme Keyword: AWS Siple
Theme Keyword: Emissivity Modeling
Theme Keyword: Inland
Theme Keyword: Interior
Theme Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Theme Keyword: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Theme Keyword: SSM/I
Theme Keyword: SSMR
Theme Keyword: Surface Temperatures
Theme Keyword: Tbs
Theme Keyword: WAIS
Theme Keyword: West Antarctica
Theme Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica West Antarctic Ice Sheet
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-0097

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.

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20140313

Metadata Review Date:

20140313

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

DIF HTML

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

ISO HTML

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