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Antarctic/Southern Hemisphere METAR Weather Observations
Entry ID: SSEC-AMRC-METAR

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Summary
Abstract: The AMRC has been archiving general METAR observational data for the Antarctic and surrounding regions since 2 December 1998. In addition, raw format observations from McMurdo Station have also been collected since 17 November 1999. As of August 31st, 2015 the collect of METAR observational data has stopped.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access Antarctic Synoptic and METAR Observations.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #1141908 Abstract


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #0537827 Abstract


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #0838834 Abstract


Geographic Coverage
 N: -50.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1998-12-02
Stop Date: 2015-08-31

Start Date: 1999-11-17
Stop Date: 2015-08-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >VISIBILITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >STATION HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >FOG    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >FREEZE/FROST    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >DEW POINT TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD CEILING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >FREEZING RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >HAIL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >ICE PELLETS >SLEET    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Project
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Quality
The Raw ASCII METAR observations from McMurdo are only available when they are reported from McMurdo during the Antarctic field season.


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None the only request is that the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC), Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison be given credit as the source of the data with the following:

"The authors appreciate the support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center for the data set, data display, & information, NSF grant number ANT-1141908."

Or, if space doesn't allow:

"AMRC,SSEC,UW-Madison"


Keywords
ANTARCTICA
METAR WEATHER OBSERVATIONS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center


Data Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/
Dataset ID: METAR Weather Observations over Antarctica/Southern Ocean

Data Center Personnel
Name: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at ssec.wisc.edu
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Various
Distribution_Format: McIDAS MD, ASCII Text
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: Various
Distribution_Format: McIDAS MD, ASCII Text
Fees: Free


Personnel
MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at ssec.wisc.edu
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
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


CAROL A COSTANZA
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: carol.costanza at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science and Engineering Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-10-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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