Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) Data Set
Entry ID: ARCSS066

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Abstract: Radiation data were compiled and computed from many sources in the Arctic to produce a two-part Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) data set. The first part includes a time series of monthly fluxes from land stations, ocean drifting stations and empirically derived long-term climatological estimates from earlier Russian studies. While many of the station time series are quite short, some span over 40 years. Data are provided for the region north of 60 degrees N. The second part is a long-term monthly mean gridded climatology for the region north of 65 degrees N, based on the AGR-1 data set. For the most comprehensive information on this data set, read the extensive documentation.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 65.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jason Box, Jeffrey R. Key, James A. Maslanik, and Mark C. Serreze
Dataset Title: Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) Data Set
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01
Stop Date: 1991-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
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Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ARCSS066

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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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
Contact Address:
Space Science and Engineering Center
University of Wisconsin at Madison
1225 W. Dayton St.
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-14
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