Data Set ID:
NSIDC-0054

NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, Version 1

NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive contains 17,659 marine rawinsonde reports for the region north of 65 degrees North. Its record extends from 1976 to 1996. These soundings have been extracted from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) rawinsonde archive of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) (now the National Center for Environmental Prediction, or NCEP). The NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive data set complements the Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive (HARA) for land stations and the Russian 'North Pole' drifting station archive.

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Parameter(s):
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
  • ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
  • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Data Format(s):Not specified
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: 65, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):BALLOONS, SHIPS
Spatial Resolution:Not SpecifiedSensor(s):RAWINSONDES
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1976 to 30 June 1996
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionNot specifiedMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Jonathan Kahl, Mark Serreze

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Serreze, M. and J. Kahl 1997. NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/MHUKO7CYF8EW. [Date Accessed].

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