Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes
Entry ID: NSIDC-0033

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Summary
Abstract: A gridded climatological monthly-mean data base of Arctic water vapor characteristics has been assembled by combining fixed station data with data from soundings taken over the Arctic Ocean from ships and Russian drifting stations. Variables provided include temperature, specific humidity, zonal vapor flux, meridional vapor flux, zonal wind speed, and meridional wind speed, available for 15 levels ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 65.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Serreze, M., R. Barry, and J. Kahl
Dataset Title: Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics from Rawinsondes
Dataset Release Date: 2011-09-29
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/NSIDC-0033
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1954-01-01
Instrument
RAWINSONDES Ancillary Description
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
NSIDC Distributed Active Archive Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

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
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Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (303) 492-6199
Fax: (303) 492-2468
Email: serreze 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
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Publications/References
Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry and J. D. Kahl. 1995. Arctic Water Vapor Characteristics: A Climatological Data Base. User's Guide. National Snow and Ice Data Center. Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry and J. D. Kahl. 1994(a). A climatological database of arctic water vapor characteristics. Polar Geography and Geology. 18(1):63-75. Serreze, M. C., M. C. Rehder, R. G. Barry, J. D. Kahl and N. A. Zaitseva. 1994 (b). The distribution and transport of water vapor over the Arctic Basin. Int. J. Climatology. In press.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-09-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-16
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