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NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, Version 1

NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, available via ftp,
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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Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: 65, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-01-01 to 1996-06-30
Temporal Resolution:
Not specified
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Dew Point Temperature
  • Altitude > Geopotential Height
  • Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Atmospheric Winds > Upper Level Winds
Data Format(s):
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Data Contributor(s): Jonathan Kahl, Mark Serreze

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.

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. [Date Accessed].

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