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Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0111

Summary

The Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Project, funded by the NSF Office of Polar Programs, involves collecting meteorological data from an array of automatic weather stations in Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru. Data collection in Antarctica began in 1980.

Data are available in tabular ASCII format via the University of Wisconsin's AWS Project Web site at http://uwamrc.ssec.wisc.edu/aws/. Both raw and 'corrected' versions of the data are available via ftp. Information about data processing and station characteristics is also provided.

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Matthew Lazzara and Charles Stearns
Dataset Title: Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0111.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1980-01-01

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION POLAR

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Antarctica
  • atmospheric humidity measurements
  • atmospheric pressure measurements
  • Automated Weather Stations
  • Automatic Weather Stations
  • AWS
  • Near-surface Air Temperatures
  • snow temperature measurements
  • snow temperatures
  • surface temperature measurements
  • Surface Temperatures
  • Surface Winds
  • surface wind speed measurements

Instrument

  • ANEMOMETERS
  • AWS Automated Weather System
  • BAROMETERS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS

Use Constraints

No constraints. Users should credit the Automatic Weather Station project, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison as the source of the data.

Data Set Progress

in work

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
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

Antarctic Glaciological Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: AGDC 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 Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Matthew A. Lazzara
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: amrc@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
  • Space Science and Engineering Center

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

Charles R. Stearns
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • Polar Meteorological Research Establishment
  • University of Wisconsin Madison

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706

Linda M. Keller
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: linda@ice.ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

George A. Weidner
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: georgew@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Automated Weather Station Project Web site

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-15

Metadata Views

DIF Text-Only

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in plain text

DIF XML

Directory Interchange Format (DIF) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

FGDC HTML

U.S. Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM)

ISO HTML

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

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