Data Set ID:

Barrow Alaska Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics: Meteorology and Radiation Data, Version 1

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 (

These data are available from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Meteorological data are available via FTP at, and radiation data are available at

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Geographic Coverage

  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Shortwave Radiation
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Melt
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 71.323, S: 71.323, E: -156.609, W: -156.609

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Data Format(s): Not specified
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): Not specified
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Ellsworth Dutton, Tom Mefford
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