International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature, Version 1 (G02201)
Data set:
G02201
This is the most recent version of these data.

Overview

The International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature collection (formerly known as the Discovery and Access of Historic Literature from the IPYs (DAHLI) project) is an online data collection consisting primarily of photographs, publications, and observational data records from, and relating to, the first two International Polar Years (IPY) 1882-83 and 1932-33 and the International Geophysical Year (IGY)1957-58. Examples of data contained in observational records include, but are not limited to: air magnetic vertical intensity, air conductivity, atmospheric-electric observations, auroral log data, potential-gradient electrographic data, dust counts, and meteorological observations. Photographs within the collection include those from the Wilkes Station in Antarctica, the USGS survey of Fletcher's Ice Island, and the DTM Geophysical Laboratory Library. Publications within this collection primarily consist of government (national and international) bulletins and reports on activities during the International Polar and International Geophysical years. Other data include audio files of interviews recorded during NCAR's Oral Histories Project, and a video on Drifting Station Alpha during the IGY, published by NSIDC.
Parameter(s):
ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES AIR TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE AURORAE DUST/ASH/SMOKE ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS GLACIAL PROCESSES GLACIATION GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION ICE CORE RECORDS ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS ICE GROWTH/MELT OCEAN SALINITY PARTICULATE MATTER PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES PERMAFROST SEA ICE ELEVATION SEISMIC PROFILE SNOW DEPTH SOLAR ACTIVITY WATER TEMPERATURE
Platform(s):
AIRCRAFT, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Sensor(s):
CAMERAS, HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS, SEISMOMETERS, THERMOMETERS, VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Data Format(s):
PDF, TIFF, TIFF, MPEG, MPEG, JPEG
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1882 to 31 December 2007
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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