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Meteorological, Radiation, Soil, and Snow Data from Alaska Sites, 1998-2002, Version 1

This data set contains meteorological, radiation, soil, and snow data from several sites in three regions in Alaska: Ivotuk, Kougarok and Council.

The goal of the project is to improve the understanding of the role that soil moisture and surface temperature play in affecting the surface energy balance, sub-surface thermal dynamics, and vegetation distribution.

Measurements were taken as part of the Land-Atmosphere-Ice Interactions Arctic Transitions in the Land-Atmosphere System (LAII-ATLAS) program. The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9818066.

Please refer to the ATLAS Ivotuk, Kougarok, and Council web site ( for a complete description of this project and the resulting data.

Data are available by FTP.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 68.6444, S: 65.0611, E: -153.9944, W: -163.1611

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 13 July 1998 to 31 December 2002
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Humidity
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Incoming Solar Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Longwave Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Outgoing Longwave Radiation
  • Precipitation > Rain
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Shortwave Radiation
  • Snow/Ice > Snow Depth
  • Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text (.txt)
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Douglas Goering, Doug Kane, Larry Hinzman

Data Citation

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

Larry D. Hinzman, Douglas L. Kane, Douglas Goering 2003. Meteorological, Radiation, Soil, and Snow Data from Alaska Sites, 1998-2002, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. [Date Accessed].
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