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IABP-POLES 2-Meter Air Temperature Data Set [1979-1997]
Entry ID: IABP_POLES_2meter_BETA

Abstract: The POLES Arctic Gridded 2-meter Air Temperature Data Set provides
optimally interpolated 2-meter air temperatures on the EASE (Equal
Area SSM/I Earth) grid. 12-hourly "beta" fields have been analyzed
from 1979 through 1997. The format of these files is as follows:
grid point #, day * 10, AirT *100, then 4 flags that we have been
using to check the dataset. The coordinates corresponding to each
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: 60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Use Constraints None
Originating Center
Data Center
Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: New IABP-POLES 2-meter Air Temperature Data Set.

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 206-543-1261
Email: huney at
Contact Address:
Polar Science Center
Applied Physics Laboratory
University of Washington
1013 NE 40th Street
City: Seattle
Province or State: Washington
Postal Code: 98105-6698
Country: USA
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at
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Rigor, I., R. Colony, and S. Martin, Variations in Surface Air
Temperature Observations in the Arctic, 1979 - 1997, J. Climate,
accepted 1999.
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-11-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23