Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations, Version 1 (NSIDC-0060)
Data set:
NSIDC-0060
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initial release

Overview

This archive of daily rawinsonde measurements of wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure, humidity, air temperature, and geopotential height as well as surface-based observation of cloud cover (amount, type and height) from Soviet North Pole drifting stations was assembled under the direction of Dr. J. Kahl, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Electric Power Research Institute. Soundings were recorded from April 19, 1954 to July 31, 1990 at drifting stations located in the Arctic Ocean, north of approximately 70 degrees North. Data were obtained from several different sources. All of these data are ultimately derived from the set of bound volumes of handwritten tables kept at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Data are in 21 ASCII text format files with an average size of under 10 MB.
Data Contributor(s):
  • Jonathan
    Kahl
  • Mark
    Serreze
Parameter(s):
AIR TEMPERATURE ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS CLOUD FREQUENCY CLOUD HEIGHT CLOUD TYPES DEW POINT TEMPERATURE GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT SURFACE WINDS UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Platform(s):
OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS
Sensor(s):
RAWINSONDES
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
19 April 1954 to 31 July 1990
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
70
E:
180
W:
-180

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