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Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive
Entry ID: NSIDC-0008

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Abstract: Volumes 1 through 5 of this data set contain millions of vertical soundings (temperature, pressure, humidity, wind) representing all available rawinsonde ascents from Arctic land stations poleward of 65 degrees North from the beginning of record through mid-1996. Most records begin in the late 1950s, and a few in 1947 or 1948. Typically, 20 to 40 levels are included in each sounding. Coverage is relatively uniform, except in the Greenland interior. All sounding data were obtained from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). All data are available on CD-ROM. Documentation is available on disk, on-line, and as hard copy. Software (FORTRAN and C) programs for data retrieval are provided on CD-ROM.
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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: Jonathan Kahl and Mark Serreze
Dataset Title: Historical Arctic Rawinsonde Archive
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
Online Resource: http://www.nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0008.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-11-10
Stop Date: 1996-06-30
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Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html
Dataset ID: NSIDC-0008

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: CD-ROMs
Phone: 414-229-4561
Email: kahl at csd.uwm.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Geosciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
City: Milwaukee
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53201
Country: USA
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Kahl, J.D., M.C. Serreze, S. Shiotani, S.M. Skony, and R.C. Schnell, In situ meteorological sounding archives for arctic studies, Bul. Amer. Met. Soc., 73(11), 1824-1830, 1992.

Serreze, M.C., J.D. Kahl and S. Shiotani, The Historical Arctic Rawisonde Archive Documentation Manual, NSIDC SP-2, National Snow and Ice Data Center, University of Colorado, 26 p., 1992.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-14

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