North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) Weather and Radiation Buoy Data, 2002-2004
This data set includes in situ air pressure, wind, temperature, longwave radiation, and shortwave radiation measurements. Data were recorded from 27 April 2002 through 24 April 2004 by weather stations and radiometers on drifting buoys near the North Pole that were deployed by the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL). A lack of solar energy, which is needed to power the radiometer batteries, rendered some data useless after mid-to-late September. The North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) is a year-round, automated scientific observatory, deploying various instruments each April in order to learn how the world's northernmost sea helps regulate global climate. It consists of a set of unmanned scientific platforms that record oceanographic, cryospheric, and atmospheric data throughout the year. More information about the project is available at the project Web site, North Pole Environmental Observatory.
Data are in ASCII text format and are available via FTP.
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.
Morison, J., K. Aagaard, R. Moritz, M. McPhee, A. Heiberg, and M. Steele. 2005. North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO) Weather and Radiation Buoy Data, 2002-2004. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.