Radiation Measurements from the USCGC Polar Sea, 1994
Entry ID: ARCSS093

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Abstract: This data set includes spectral and broadband measurements of downwelling shortwave and longwave radiation made aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter 'Polar Sea' during the 1994 Arctic Ocean Section (AOS). Measurements were made using a Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroradiometer, a multichannel narrowband ultraviolet radiometer, two Eppley pyranometers, and an Eppley pyrgeometer. Surface air temperatures and relative humidity data accompany the radiation measurements. Data are in comma-delimited ASCII format and are available via ftp.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 89.0   S: 75.0   E: 179.0   W: -174.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dan Lubin
Dataset Title: Radiation Measurements from the USCGC Polar Sea, 1994
Dataset Release Date: 2002-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Data Presentation Form: Table
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/arcss093.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-07-26
Stop Date: 1994-09-01
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Use Constraints Interested researchers should contact the principal investigator before undertaking detailed interpretation of these data, so that the strengths and limitations of these data are properly understood. The principal investigator is happy to collaborate on any research project that uses these data. If a researcher wishes to use these data in his or her own publication, the acknowledgements section of this publication should list the name and institution of the principal investigator (Dan Lubin, Scripps Institution of Oceanography), and should state that the data were collected during the 1994 Arctic Ocean Section.
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Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org
Dataset ID: ARCSS093

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at nsidc.org
Contact Address:
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
Distribution Size: files vary from 12 to 98 KB each
Distribution Format: comma-delimited ASCII files
Phone: +1 (858) 534-6369
Fax: +1 (858) 534-7452
Email: dlubin at ucsd.edu
Contact Address:
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
City: La Jolla
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 92093-0221
Country: USA
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Lubin, D. 1994. Infrared radiative properties of the maritime Antarctic atmosphere. Journal of Climate 7:121-140. Lubin, D. 1994. The role of the tropical super greenhouse effect in heating the ocean surface. Science 265:224-227. Lubin, D., D. Cutchin, W. Conant, H. Grassl, U. Schmid, and W. Biselli. 1995. Spectral longwave emission in the tropics: FTIR measurement at the sea surface and ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-12-20
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