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Monthly Mean Precipitation Sums at Russian Arctic Stations, 1966-1990, Version 1

This data set contains monthly mean precipitation sums from Russian arctic stations. Precipitation measurements were acquired using a Tretyakov precipitation gauge. Data have not been adjusted for wind bias. Data from 1967 and later are corrected for wetting loss (this correction was made by observers as they recorded the station data). Precipitation measurements from 216 stations are available. An analysis of existing precipitation data sets confirmed that data from these stations are not, at the time of publication, available in other commonly used precipitation data sets. Most data records begin in 1966 and end in 1990. The data are in tab-delimited ASCII format and available via FTP.

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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 69.77, S: 50.17, E: 164.17, W: 38.25

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-01-01 to 1990-12-31
Temporal Resolution:
1 month
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
Sensor(s): RAIN GAUGES
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Data Contributor(s): Valery Vuglinsky

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

National Snow and Ice Data Center (comp.). 2006. Monthly Mean Precipitation Sums at Russian Arctic Stations, 1966-1990, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].

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