Former Soviet Union Monthly Precipitation Archive, 1891-1993
Entry ID: NSIDC-0059

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Abstract: This data set was distributed by NSIDC until October, 2003, when it was withdrawn from distribution because it duplicates the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) data set DSI-3720. The NCDC data set is revised and updated beyond what was distributed by NSIDC. This archive consists of monthly precipitation measurements from 622 stations located in the Former Soviet Union.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 40.0   E: 180.0   W: 15.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: M. Serreze, P. Groisman,
Dataset Title: Former Soviet Union Monthly Precipitation Archive, 1891-1993
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO USA
Dataset Publisher: National Climatic Data Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1891-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
RAIN GAUGES Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: DSI-3720

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
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Contact Address:
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Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
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Distribution Media: ftp
Distribution Size: 5.4 MB
Distribution Format: uncompressed, ASCII
Phone: 704-271-4307
Email: pgroisman at
Contact Address:
National Climatic Data Center
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Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801
Country: USA
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Golubev, V. S. 1969. Research on precipitation measurement accuracy. Proc. SHI 176: 149-64. Groisman, P. Ya., V. V. Koknaeva, T. A. Belodylova, and T. R. Karl. 1991. Overcoming biases of precipitation measurement: A history of the USSR experience. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 11. Neushkin, A. I., ed. 1987. Calendar of monthly precipitation anomalies in percentage of normals for the USSR stations over the 1977-1984 period. Obninsk. Reference book on USSR climate. 1966-1969. L.: Gidrometeoizdat. 1-34(2): 4. Shver Ts. A. 1976. Precipitation over the USSR territory. L.: Gidrometeoizdat.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-02-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-08-01
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