Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map
Entry ID: NSIDC-0318

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Summary
Abstract: The Mean Annual Temperature map was calculated by creating a contour map using compiled 10 meter firn temperature data from NSIDC and other mean annual temperature data from both cores and stations. The 10 meter data contains temperature measurements dating back to 1957 and the International Geophysical Year, including measurements from several major recent surveys. Data cover the entire continental ice sheet and several ice shelves, but coverage density is generally low. Data are stored in Microsoft Excel and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), and are available sporadically from 1957 to 2003 via FTP.

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Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: THERMAP Ten-meter temperature data


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Description: Thermap ten-meter temperature data


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dixon, D. A.
Dataset Title: Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map
Dataset Release Date: 2007-04-04
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N51C1TTV
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0318


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1957-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]


Instrument
THERMOCOUPLES    [Information]
Thermometers    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
Credit Dr. Dan Dixon, University of Maine


Keywords
10 m temperature
Antarctic
Antarctica
Antarctic Ice Sheet
East Antarctic Plateau
West Antarctica
West Antarctic Ice Sheet


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_AGDC


Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/agdc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC AGDC 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
Distribution_Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Format: TIFF


Personnel
DANIEL A. DIXON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 207 581 2112
Fax: 207 581 1203
Email: daniel.dixon at maine.edu
Contact Address:
University of Maine
Department of Earth Sciences
5764 Sawyer Environmental Research Building
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA


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
Dixon, Daniel A . 2008. Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-19

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