Data Set ID:

Daily Precipitation Sums at Coastal and Island Russian Arctic Stations, 1940-1990, Version 1

This data set contains precipitation data originally recorded in log books at 65 coastal and island meteorological stations, and later digitized at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia, under the direction of Vladimir Radionov. Records from most stations begin in 1940. Instrumentation was generally a rain gauge with Nipher shield until the early 1950s (for most stations), when the Tretyakov precipitation gauge replaced earlier instrumentation. Data have not been adjusted for gauge type or wind bias. Observers corrected the data from 1967-1990 for wetting loss as they recorded the station data.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 84.78, S: 64.41, E: 170.16, W: 36.76

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1940-01-01 to 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Sensor(s): RAIN GAUGES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Vladimir Radionov, Ye. Aleksandrov, P. Svyashchennikov, Florence Fetterer

Data Citation

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Radionov, V. F., Y. I. Aleksandrov, P. N. Svyashchennikov, and F. Fetterer. 2004. Daily Precipitation Sums at Coastal and Island Russian Arctic Stations, 1940-1990, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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