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Environmental Working Group Arctic Meteorology and Climate Atlas, Version 1

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.

This is the most recent version of these data.

  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity > HUMIDITY
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation > INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation > LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation > NET RADIATION
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Sea Level Pressure > SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
  • Precipitation > Snow > SNOW
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth > SNOW DEPTH
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Water Equivalent > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
Data Format(s):
  • GIF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 60, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1950 to 31 December 1995
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):St. Petersburg, Russia Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI)

Geographic Coverage

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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: [Date Accessed].

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