Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map
Entry ID: NSIDC-0318

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Abstract: The Mean Annual Temperature map was calculated by creating a contour map using compiled 10 meter firn temperature data from NSIDC and other mean annual temperature data from both cores and stations. The 10 meter data contains temperature measurements dating back to 1957 and the International Geophysical Year, including measurements from several major recent surveys. Data cover the entire continental ice sheet and several ice shelves, but coverage density is generally low. Data are stored in Microsoft Excel and Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), and are available sporadically from 1957 to 2003 via FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Dixon, D. A.
Dataset Title: Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0318
Dataset Release Date: 2007-04-04
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1957-01-01
Stop Date: 2003-12-31
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Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Credit Dr. Dan Dixon, University of Maine
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Originating Center
Data Center
NSIDC Antarctic Glaciological Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

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
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: TIFF
Phone: 207 581 2112
Fax: 207 581 1203
Email: daniel.dixon at
Contact Address:
University of Maine
Department of Earth Sciences
5764 Sawyer Environmental Research Building
City: Orono
Province or State: Maine
Postal Code: 04469-5790
Country: USA
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Dixon, Daniel A . 2008. Antarctic Mean Annual Temperature Map. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-04
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