International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature
Entry ID: G02201

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Summary
Abstract: The International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature collection (formerly known as the Discovery and Access of Historic Literature from the IPYs (DAHLI) project) is an online data collection consisting primarily of photographs, publications, and observational data records from, and relating to, the first two International Polar Years (IPY) 1882-83 and 1932-33 and the International Geophysical Year (IGY)1957-58. Examples of data contained in observational records include, but are not limited to: air magnetic vertical intensity, air conductivity, atmospheric-electric observations, auroral log data, potential-gradient electrographic data, dust counts, and meteorological observations. Photographs within the collection include those from the Wilkes Station in Antarctica, the USGS survey of Fletcher’s Ice Island, and the DTM Geophysical Laboratory Library. Publications within this collection primarily consist of government (national and international) bulletins and reports on activities during the International Polar and International Geophysical years. Other data include audio files of interviews recorded during NCAR’s Oral Histories Project, and a video on Drifting Station Alpha during the IGY, published by NSIDC. Data were contributed by several institutions: the University of Colorado Libraries, the Carnegie Institution of Washington, National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The data collection contains approximately 800 digital objects, formats of these objects include: PDF, TIFF, JPEG, MP3, and MPEG. Most objects are freely accessible and downloadable, except where prohibited by copyright. Temporal coverage of this data collection is between the years 1882 and 1958. Geographical coverage is global, with data originating from Europe, Asia, North America, and South America and relating primarily to specific glaciers and other locations in North America (Alaska and Canada) and Antarctica. All materials without use constraints are accessible by the public through the ROCS Archives Catalog. Reference images and PDFs of publications and data are available for immediate viewing and download. Please request high resolution TIFF image files through the Archives catalog.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Access ROCS Materials


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: History of the IPYs


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: ROCS: Accessing Materials


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Coburn, E., R. Duerr, E. Schlagel, and A. Wallace.
Dataset Title: International Polar Year Historical Data and Literature
Dataset Release Date: 2011-08-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Dataset DOI: doi:10.7265/N5FT8HZS
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/G02201


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1882-01-01
Stop Date: 2007-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > ROSS SEA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > CHILE
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > MEXICO
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > ALASKA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > CALIFORNIA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > MICHIGAN


Science Keywords
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ABLATION ZONES/ACCUMULATION ZONES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ATMOSPHERIC CONDUCTIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >AURORAE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >COSMIC RAYS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY >ELECTRIC FIELD    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >IONOSPHERE/MAGNETOSPHERE DYNAMICS >ELECTRIC FIELDS/ELECTRIC CURRENTS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >GLACIATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIERS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >ICE GROWTH/MELT    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >ICE SHEETS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >PARTICULATE MATTER    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERIGLACIAL PROCESSES    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >FROZEN GROUND >PERMAFROST    [Definition]
OCEANS >SALINITY/DENSITY >SALINITY    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE ELEVATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SNOW DEPTH    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR FLARES    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR RADIO WAVE EMISSIONS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
Aircraft    [Information]
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
BALANCE    [Information]
Cameras    [Information]
COMPASSES    [Information]
HYGROTHERMOGRAPHS    [Information]
Interferometers    [Information]
MAGVAR >Magnetic Variometer    [Information]
MULTILENS CAMERAS
Thermometers    [Information]
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Access Constraints
Copyrighted material are subject to fair use restrictions.


Use Constraints
Publications, images, data files, and other materials from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, and the University of Colorado holdings are available to the public if cited correctly using NSIDC's Use and Copyright Policies. The image holdings (photographs) of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C. are available for preview only but may be made available upon request.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NSIDC_ARC


Data Center
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration at the National Snow and Ice Data Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/noaa/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC NOAA 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


NSIDC Roger G. Barry Archives and Resource Center    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/rocs/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NSIDC ROCS 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_Size: 50 - 120 MB
Distribution_Format: TIFF

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Size: 129 MB
Distribution_Format: MPEG

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Size: 50 - 120 MB
Distribution_Format: TIFF

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Size: 550 MB
Distribution_Format: PDF

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Size: 90 - 120 MB
Distribution_Format: MPEG

Distribution_Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution_Size: 4 - 15 KB
Distribution_Format: Joint Photographic Expert Group (JPEG) (.jpg)


Personnel
ELIZABETH COBURN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: coburn at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
National Snow and Ice Data Center


RUTH E. DUERR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 303-735-0136
Email: rduerr at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
449 University of Colorado at Boulder
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80027
Country: USA


ELIZABETH SCHLAGEL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: schlagel at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
National Snow and Ice Data Center


ALLAINA M. WALLACE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: allainaw at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, CU Boulder
National Snow and Ice Data Center


Publications/References
Duerr, R., Parsons, M., Weaver, R. 2004. The International Polar Year: Making Data and Information Available for the Long Term. Presented at the AGU, San Francisco, CA, USA. Duerr, R., Howard, A. 2007. The International Polar Years: Creating Access to 125 Years of Polar Research. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Special Libraries Association. Denver, CO, USA. Goodwin, R. et al. 2008. The International Polar Year Publications Database: A Progress Report. Presented at the 22nd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Edmonton, Canada. Goodwin, R., Tahirkheli, S., Lane, H., Duerr, R., Wallace, A., Dheerendra, P. T. 2010. The International Polar Year Publications Database: The First 4000. Presented at the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Bremerhaven, Germany. Hicks, G. 2010. Polar Libraries Using E-Science Communication During the 4th International Polar Year 2007-2008. Presented at the 23rd Polar Libraries Colloquy, Bremerhaven, Germany. Hicks, G., Sommer, S. 2006. International Polar Year Information Resources: Science Librarians Behind the Scenes and in the Field. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. Howard, A. 2007. The Reason for DAHLI: Making the Holdings of Historic IPY Information Accessible to All. Presented at the GSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA. Howard, A. M., Duerr, R. 2006. Discovery and Access of Historic Literature of the IPY’s (DAHLI): rescuing records and publications of early IPY ventures. Presented at the 21st Polar Libraries Colloquy, Rome, Italy. Howard, A., Duerr, R. 2006. NOAA’s Climate Database Modernization Program at the National Snow and Ice Data Center. Presented at the 21st Polar Libraries Colloquy, Rome, Italy.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-08-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-10

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