Automatic Weather Station 10 minute Observation data for Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru

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Title: Automatic Weather Station 10 minute Observation data for Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru
Description:
Abstract:
The AWS Project involves collecting meteorological data from an array of Automatic Weather Stations in Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru. This data is freely available on our ftp site in a couple of different formats for our clients. Though this data is free for use, we do ask that you acknowledge our Project in any published work within which you use the data. We receive our grants via NSF's Office of Polar Programs. We have data for Antarctica dating back to 1980, Greenland back to 1987, and Peru back to 1992. The data can be found in both raw and "corrected" formats; more information about this data and the specific locations of our stations can be found in the files "readme.faq" and "biglist" on our ftp site. The raw data is much easier to produce and is run monthly within 7-10 days of the first of the month for the previous months data. Our data is in a tabular ASCII text format, easily ingestible into programs or spreadsheets alike. For more information, please contact us at aws@ice.ssec.wisc.edu. AWS station data is located via anonymous FTP at "ftp://ice.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/" and WWW: "http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/aws.html"
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -61.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -68.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -0.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -18.0
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -19.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 85.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 60.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > STATION HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ADG > ACOUSTIC DEPTH GAUGE
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: THERMISTORS
Theme_Keyword: ARGOS > ARGOS DATA COLLECTION AND POSITION LOCATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: NSF/OPP > OFFICE OF POLAR PROGRAMS, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Theme_Keyword: 10 Minute
Theme_Keyword: Antarctica
Theme_Keyword: Automatic Weather Station
Theme_Keyword: Aws
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None - the only request is that the Automatic Weather Station project, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison be given credit as the source of the data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Address: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: 901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 262-0436
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 263-6738
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amrc@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mattl@ssec.wisc.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The ten-minute data is provided as is. Little effort was made to correct the data from the raw information retrieved from the weather stations. The data is readily available due to the minimal pre-processing.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UWI-MAD/SSEC/AMRC > Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact_Person: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Address: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: 901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 262-0436
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 263-6738
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amrc@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mattl@ssec.wisc.edu
Resource_Description: AWS 10 minute data
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII Text
Transfer_Size: Various
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu
Access_Instructions:
Access data.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardN...
Access_Instructions:
NSF Award #0944018 Abstract
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardN...
Access_Instructions:
NSF Award #0636873 Abstract
Fees: Free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120601
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOEY R SNARSKI
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Address: 947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: joey.snarski@ssec.wisc.edu
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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