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Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0318

Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map, Version 1

The Mean Annual Temperature map was calculated by creating a contour map using compiled 10 meter firn temperature data from NSIDC and other mean annual temperature data from both cores and stations.

The 10 meter data contains temperature measurements dating back to 1957 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.

Data are stored in Microsoft Excel and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), and are available sporadically from 1957 to 2003 via FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1957 to 31 December 2003
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets
  • Glaciers/Ice Sheets > Ice Sheets
  • Snow/Ice
  • Snow/Ice > Snow/Ice Temperature
Platform(s) FIELD INVESTIGATION, FIELD SURVEYS
Sensor(s): THERMOCOUPLES, THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • Microsoft Excel
  • TIFF
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Daniel Dixon

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.

Dixon, D. A. 2007. Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N51C1TTV. [Date Accessed].

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