NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive
Entry ID: NSIDC-0054

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Summary
Abstract: NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive, available via ftp, contains 17,659 marine rawinsonde reports for the region north of 65 degrees North. Its record extends from 1976 to 1996. These soundings have been extracted from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) rawinsonde archive of the National Meteorological Center (NMC) (now the National Center for Environmental Prediction, or NCEP). The NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive data set complements the Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive (HARA) for land stations and the Russian 'North Pole' drifting station archive.

Related URL
Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: 65.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Serreze, M. and J. Kahl
Dataset Title: NCEP/NCAR Arctic Marine Rawinsonde Archive
Dataset Release Date: 1997-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0054


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1976-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-06-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >UPPER LEVEL WINDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
BALLOONS    [Information]
SHIPS    [Information]


Instrument
RAWINSONDES    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]


Keywords
Arctic
Atmospheric Soundings
Dewpoint Depression
EOSDIS
Marine
Moored Ship
Norwegian Sea
Polar
Rawinsonde
Ship
Wind Direction
Wind Speed


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC USER SERVICES
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP


Personnel
JONATHAN D. W. KAHL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 414-229-4561
Email: kahl at csd.uwm.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geosciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
City: Milwaukee
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53201
Country: USA


MARK C. SERREZE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (303) 492-6199
Fax: (303) 492-2468
Email: serreze at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449


NSIDC USER SERVICES
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA


Publications/References
Mulder, P. 1977. Record format for the NCAR archive of NMC upper air data. NOAA Office Note (updated by G. Walters, 1992.), 29. Kahl, J. D., M. C. Serreze, S. Shiotani, S. M. Skony, and R. C. Schnell. 1992. In-situ meteorological sounding archives for Arctic studies. Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 73(11): 1824-30. Serreze, M. C., J. D. Kahl, and S. Shiotani. 1992. The historical arctic rawinsonde archive documentation manual. Special Report-2. National Snow and Ice Data Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry, J. D. Kahl, and N. A. Zaitseva. 1995. The distribution and transport of atmospheric water vapour over the Arctic Basin. International Journal of Climatology, 15: 709-27.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1997-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16

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