Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data
This data set consists of continuous meteorological data, monthly climatological summaries, and upper air meteorological data for the NOAA/CMDL Pt. Barrow Observatory. Data include hourly average observations of air temperature, station pressure, and surface wind direction and speed. The data set also includes atmospheric radiation at the Barrow Observatory. Radiation data consist of hourly-averaged data for downwelling short-wave radiation, in watts per square meter. The radiation data were used to determine the snow disappearance date at Barrow on the basis of objective, radiometric measurements made over open tundra (http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/star/snomelt.html).
These data are available from the NOAA Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics Laboratory, http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/info/ftpdata.html. Meteorological data are available via FTP at ftp://126.96.36.199/met/ in directories named 'brw' within each major directory, and radiation data are available at ftp://188.8.131.52/radiation/brw/.
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.
Tom Mefford and Ellsworth Dutton. 2003. Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.