ACE CRC and Australian Antarctic Division Climate Data Set - Mean monthly surface air temperaturesEntry ID: climate_temps
Abstract: This dataset consists of tabulations of mean monthly surface air temperature for most occupied stations in Antarctic and the Southern Ocean. Some South Pacific Island stations are also included, along with a few continent based stations. The data have been collected from various climate sources world wide, and spans varying years ranging between 1901 and 1997, and ongoing.
Start Date: 1901-01-01
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Quality Data are fairly complete for each station, beginning at varying times depending on when the station and collection began. There are gaps in some of the data (on occasions relating to station closure), in particular Davis 1965 to 1969; Byrd 1971 to 1979; Siple 1981 to 1987; Rothera Point 1950 to 1962; Palmer 1979 to 1982; Base Almirante Brown 1960 to 1973, 1984 to 1987; Matienzo 1973 to 1987; ... Jubany 1992 to 1995; General Belgrano 1979 to 1995; Crozet 1965 to 1968, 1986 to 1996; Kergualen 1986 to 1988, 1992 to 1996; New Amsterdam Island 1986 to 1996; Chatham Island 1915 to 1938; Pitcairn Island 1985 to 1991; Stanley 1982 to 1988; Tristan Dacunha 1950 to 1952.
The dataset is updated regularly as data are provided by stations, and climatologists. Please note that the data this dataset contains is not direct from the original source, it has been collated from various sources, including publications, monthly newsletters from national climate agencies and personal communications with climatologists world wide. Data were collated by the Antarctic CRC and the Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart, Australia. If for any year one monthly temperature datum is missing, the mean for that year is calculated using, for the missing month, the long term mean for that month. An asterisk marks any annual mean calculated in this manner. If more than one month of data in a year is missing, no annual mean value is calculated. Data have been collated by the Antarctic CRC and Australian Antarctic Division. Temperatures are rounded to the nearest 0.1 degrees.
Note that this dataset represents a compilation of data, and (especially in reference to Australian data), the Bureau of Meteorology should be checked for more accurate data.
Access Constraints Data can be accessed via the Web, using the URL given below.
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 43 kb
Distribution Format: text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-01-10