Arctic Ocean Snow and Meteorological Observations from Drifting Stations
Entry ID: G01168

[ Update this Record ]

Abstract: During 1950-1991 the USSR maintained two, and sometimes three,
drifting ice stations in the Arctic Ocean. In addition to supporting
scientific studies, these manned ice camps operated as synoptic
meteorological stations reporting position, surface weather,
atmospheric soundings, solar radiation, and snow conditions. Data
from these drifting stations are daily averages, or 3-hourly measured
... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 75.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Ignatius Rigor
Dataset Title: Arctic Ocean Snow and Meteorological Observations from Drifting Stations
Dataset Release Date: 1996
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-04-22
Stop Date: 1991-03-31

Start Date: 1937-05-22
Stop Date: 1938-02-19
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.1 MIN
Longitude Resolution: 0.1 MIN
Temporal Resolution: three hourly, daily
Quality Data were quality checked (i.e. variable range checks) at Arctic and
Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, and at Polar
Science Center, University of Washington, Seattle.

Solar radiation data have been published in a data report (Marshunova
and Mishin, 1994.)

Meteorological instrument ... View entire text
Access Constraints There are no restrictions on access to these data.
Use Constraints There are no restrictions on use of these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
National Snow and Ice Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: G01168

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
View entire list
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 73 Mbytes
Distribution Format: ASCII
Fees: $0
Phone: 206-685-2571
Fax: 206-543-3521
Email: igr at
Contact Address:
University of Washington
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98105
Country: USA
View entire list
M.S. Marshunova and A. A. Mishin. 1994. Handbook of the Radiation
Regime of the Arctic Basin: Results from the Drift
Stations. V. F. Radionov and R. Colony, eds., University of
Washington, Applied Physics Laboratory Technical Report APL-UW TR9413,
52 pp. plus appendices.

Radionov, V.F., N.N. Bryazgin, and E.I. Aleksandrov. 1997. Snow cover
of the Arctic Basin. L.M. Ctrovich, ed., St. Petersburg,
Gidrometeoizdat, in press. English translation by I. Solovyova and
T.C. Grenfell.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-15
[ Update this Record ]

Link to Web Site