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Abstract: This data set was distributed by NSIDC until October, 2003, when it was withdrawn from distribution because it duplicates the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) data set DSI-3720.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.
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Description: Adjusted Monthly Precipitation, Snowfall and Rainfall for Canada (1874-1990)
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 Date: 2003-10-13
Dataset Release Place: Asheville, North Carolina USA
Dataset Publisher: NCDC: National Climatic Data Center
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1891-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-12-31
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 5.4 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 704-271-4307
Email: pgroisman at
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Province or State: NC
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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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-10-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16
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