Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Entry ID: NSIDC-0111

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Abstract: The Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Project, funded by the NSF Office of Polar Programs, involves collecting meteorological data from an array of automatic weather stations in Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru. Data collection in Antarctica began in 1980. Data are available in tabular ASCII format via the University of Wisconsin's AWS Project Web site at Both raw and 'corrected' versions of the data are available via ftp. Information about data processing and station characteristics is also provided.
Related URL
Description: Automated Weather Station Project Web site
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matthew Lazzara and Charles Stearns
Dataset Title: Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Use Constraints No constraints. Users should credit the Automatic Weather Station project, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison as the source of the data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at
Email: mattl at
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-07
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