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NSIDC-0104

Antarctic Ten Meter Temperature Data, Version 1

Firn temperature from a depth of about ten meters provides a close estimate of mean annual surface air temperature. This data collection is a compilation of temperature measurements dating back prior to 1956 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.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: -65, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1957 to 31 December 1997
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature > Ten Meter Temperatures
Platform(s) GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s): THERMISTORS
Data Format(s):
  • JPEG
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): T. Scambos and J. Bohlander

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.

T. Scambos and J. Bohlander 2001. Antarctic Ten Meter Temperature Data, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5HQ3WT7. [Date Accessed].