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Meteorological, Radiation, Soil, and Snow Data from Alaska Sites, 1998-2002, Version 1

This data set contains meteorological, radiation, soil, and snow data from several sites in three regions in Alaska: Ivotuk, Kougarok and Council.

The goal of the project is to improve the understanding of the role that soil moisture and surface temperature play in affecting the surface energy balance, sub-surface thermal dynamics, and vegetation distribution.

Measurements were taken as part of the Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System (LAII-ATLAS) program. The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9818066.

Please refer to the ATLAS Ivotuk, Kougarok, and Council web site ( for a complete description of this project and the resulting data.

Data are available by FTP.

Geographic Coverage

  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • Precipitation > Rain
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Shortwave Radiation
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Soils > Soil Temperature
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 68.6444, S: 65.0611, E: -153.9944, W: -163.1611

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 13 July 1998 to 31 December 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Douglas Goering, Doug Kane, Larry Hinzman
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