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Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Entry ID: NSIDC-0111

Abstract: The Automatic Weather Station (AWS) Project, funded by the NSF Office of Polar Programs, involves collecting meteorological data from an array of automatic weather stations in Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru. Data collection in Antarctica began in 1980.

Data are available in tabular ASCII format via the University of Wisconsin's AWS Project Web site at Both raw and 'corrected' versions of the data are available via ftp. Information about data processing and station characteristics is also provided.
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Description: Automated Weather Station Project Web site
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Matthew Lazzara and Charles Stearns
Dataset Title: Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Dataset Series Name: NSIDC-0111
Dataset Release Date: 2003-08-18
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Use Constraints No constraints. Users should credit the Automatic Weather Station project,
Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
as the source of the data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24