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Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0318

Summary

The Mean Annual Temperature map was calculated by creating a contour map using compiled 10 meter firn temperature data from NSIDC and other mean annual temperature data from both cores and stations.

The 10 meter data contains temperature measurements dating back to 1957 and the International Geophysical Year, including measurements from several major recent surveys. Data cover the entire continental ice sheet and several ice shelves, but coverage density is generally low.

Data are stored in Microsoft Excel and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), and are available sporadically from 1957 to 2003 via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -65°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

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Antarctic mean temperature map


Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Dixon, D. A.
Dataset Title: Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map
Dataset Release Date: 2007-04-04
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0318.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51C1TTV

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1957-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Glaciers/Ice Sheets Ice Sheets
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice
  • Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice
  • Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow/Ice Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • 10 m temperature
  • Antarctic
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ice Sheet
  • East Antarctic Plateau
  • West Antarctica
  • West Antarctic Ice Sheet

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • FIELD INVESTIGATION
  • FIELD SURVEYS

Instrument

  • THERMOCOUPLES
  • THERMOMETERS

Access Constraints

None

Use Constraints

Credit Dr. Dan Dixon, University of Maine

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

AGDC

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: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: TIFF

Personnel

Daniel A. Dixon
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581 2112 x
Fax: 1 207 581 1203 x
Email: daniel.dixon@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • 5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA

Daniel A. Dixon
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 207 581 2112 x
Fax: 1 207 581 1203 x
Email: daniel.dixon@maine.edu
Contact Address:

  • Climate Change Institute
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • 5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
  • University of Maine

City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
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
Thermap ten-meter temperature data

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
THERMAP Ten-meter temperature data

Reference

Dixon, Daniel A . 2008. Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-11

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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