Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0190

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Julienne Stroeve and Christopher Shuman
Publication Date: 20040107
Title: Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0190.html

Description:

Abstract:

This product consists of meteorological data from 105 Arctic weather stations and 137 Antarctic stations, extracted from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)'s Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) database. Variables include wind direction, wind speed, visibility, air temperature, dew point temperature, and sea level pressure. Temporal coverage varies by station, with the earliest record in 1913 and the latest in 2002. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format, with one file per station and year. Graphs of meteorological variables throughout the time series accompany the ASCII data. Data are available via FTP.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Julienne Stroeve and Christopher Shuman
Publication Date: 20040107
Title: Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0190_surface_obs.gd.html

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 19130101
Ending Date: 20021231

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -73.167°
East Bounding Coordinate: 178.72°
North Bounding Coordinate: 83.633°
South Bounding Coordinate: -90°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Air Quality Visibility
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Pressure Sea Level Pressure
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Dew Point Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds

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) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: ARWS Automatic Remote Weather Station
Theme Keyword: ASOS Automated Surface Observing System

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: Antarctica
Theme Keyword: Arctic
Theme Keyword: Automated Weather Station Data
Theme Keyword: Automated Weather Stations
Theme Keyword: DAAC
Theme Keyword: EOSDIS
Theme Keyword: Greenland
Theme Keyword: Near-surface Wind Speeds
Theme Keyword: NSIDC
Theme Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Theme Keyword: Sea Level Pressure
Theme Keyword: Station Data
Theme Keyword: Visibility
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent Antarctica
Place Keyword: Continent North America Greenland

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Julienne Stroeve
Contact Organization: CIRES, 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

Contact Voice Telephone: Unknown
Contact Electronic Mail Address: stroeve@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-0190

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:

20130326

Metadata Review Date:

20130326

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