Historical Arctic and Antarctic Surface Observational Data, Version 1 (NSIDC-0190)
Data set:
NSIDC-0190
This is the most recent version of these data.

Overview

This product consists of meteorological data from 105 Arctic weather stations and 137 Antarctic stations, extracted from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)'s Integrated Surface Hourly (ISH) database. Variables include wind direction, wind speed, visibility, air temperature, dew point temperature, and sea level pressure. Temporal coverage varies by station, with the earliest record in 1913 and the latest in 2002. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format, with one file per station and year. Graphs of meteorological variables throughout the time series accompany the ASCII data.
Parameter(s):
DEW POINT TEMPERATURE SEA LEVEL PRESSURE SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE SURFACE WINDS VISIBILITY
Platform(s):
GROUND STATIONS
Sensor(s):
AWS
Data Format(s):
ASCII
Temporal Coverage:
1 January 1913 to 31 December 2002
Temporal Resolution:
Spatial Resolution:
Not Specified
Spatial Coverage:
N:
-60.717
S:
-90
E:
178.72
W:
0
N:
83.633
S:
59.983
E:
-13.583
W:
-73.167

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