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G01938

Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas, Version 1

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) was established in June 1995 under the framework of the U.S.-Russian Joint Commission on Economic and Technological Cooperation. In January 1996, the EWG Arctic
Climatology Group took on the task of compiling digital data on arctic regions to expand scientific understanding of the Arctic. This work resulted in a set of three atlases on CD-ROM for arctic oceanography,
sea ice, and meteorology.

The Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas was developed by specialists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia, the University of Washington, Seattle, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, Boulder. The Atlas contains three main sections: a history section, a 'Primer,' and a data section. The history section and Primer provide background and introductory information for newcomers to arctic meteorology, while the data section contains gridded fields of meteorological parameters, and newly released meteorological station data from Russian and other sources. In addition, the Atlas includes several English translations of Russian technical documents, and a glossary of meteorological terms in English and Russian.

Users can download the CD-ROM from the NSIDC FTP site. NSIDC also distributes the EWG Joint .S.-Russian Atlas of the Arctic Ocean (Winter and Summer periods), and the EWG Joint U.S.-Russian Arctic Sea Ice Atlas.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1995
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure
  • Precipitation > Snow
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent
Platform(s) COASTAL STATIONS, GROUND STATIONS, SHIPS, WEATHER STATIONS
Sensor(s): ANEROID PRESSURE SENSOR, BAROMETERS, HYGROMETERS, PSYCHROMETERS, THERMOMETERS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS, WET BULB THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): St. Petersburg, Russia Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)

Data Citation

As a condition of using these data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Environmental Working Group. Edited by F. Fetterer and V. F. Radionov. 2000. Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5MS3QNJ. [Date Accessed].