Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records

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eng; usa

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Hierarchy Level Name:

Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records

Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

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Date Stamp:

2014-12-19

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0097.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records
Date:
Date: 2006
Date Type:
Value: publication
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Edition Date: 2006-11-28
Identifier: NSIDC-0097
Identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N55D8PS0
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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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

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Christopher Shuman, Charles Stearns. 2006. Decadal-Length Composite West Antarctic Air Temperature Records. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N55D8PS0.

Status:

Value: complete
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Christopher A. Shuman
Organization Name: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 614-5706

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Cryospheric Sciences Branch
City: Greenbelt
Administrative Area: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Christopher.A.Shuman@nasa.gov

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Charles R. Stearns
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Polar Meteorological Research Establishment
City: Madison
Administrative Area: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica > West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword: Geographic Region > Polar
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
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Value: discipline
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Keywords

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Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
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Keywords

Keyword: AGDC
Keyword: Antarctica
Keyword: Automated Weather Stations
Keyword: Automatic Weather Stations
Keyword: AWS
Keyword: AWS Byrd Station
Keyword: AWS Lettau
Keyword: AWS Lynn
Keyword: AWS Siple
Keyword: Emissivity Modeling
Keyword: Inland
Keyword: Interior
Keyword: Near-surface Air Temperatures
Keyword: NSIDC
Keyword: Passive Microwave Brightness Temperatures
Keyword: Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Keyword: Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Keyword: SSM/I
Keyword: SSMR
Keyword: Surface Temperatures
Keyword: Tbs
Keyword: WAIS
Keyword: West Antarctica
Keyword: West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -174.45
Eastbound Longitude: 160.41
Southbound Latitude: -82.52
Northbound Latitude: -74.21

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19781025
End Position: 19971231

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

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

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: AGDC User Services
Organization Name: Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/AGDC/shuman_nsidc0097/
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/agdc/nsidc0097_shuman/index.html
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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: AWS > Automated Weather System
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SMMR > Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: DMSP > Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NIMBUS-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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