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Automatic Weather Station 10 minute Observation data for Antarctica, Greenland, and Peru
Entry ID: SSEC-AWS-AWS_10minute


Summary
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. http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/acknowledgments.html

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://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/aws"

and WWW:

"http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/data/view-data.php?action=list&product=surface"

Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: Access data.


Link: View Related Information
Description: NSF Award #0944018 Abstract


Link: View Related Information
Description: NSF Award #0636873 Abstract


Link: View Related Information
Description: NSF Award #1245663 Abstract

Geographic Coverage
 N: -61.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0
 N: -0.0 S: -18.0  E: -68.0  W: -82.0
 N: 85.0 S: 60.0  E: -19.0  W: -71.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > GREENLAND
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > PERU
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >STATION HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ADG >Acoustic Depth Gauge    [Information]
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
HUMIDITY SENSORS    [Information]
SNOWPACK TEMPERATURE PROBE    [Information]
TEMPERATURE SENSORS    [Information]
Thermistors    [Information]
ARGOS >ARGOS Data Collection and Position Location System    [Information]


Project
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Quality
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.


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.


Keywords
10 MINUTE
ANTARCTICA
AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION
AWS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center


Data Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/
Dataset ID: AWS 10 minute data

Data Center Personnel
Name: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at ssec.wisc.edu
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Various
Distribution_Format: ASCII Text in .r and .q10 format
Fees: Free


Personnel
MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


CAROL A COSTANZA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: carol.costanza at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science and Engineering Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


CAROL A COSTANZA
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: carol.costanza at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science and Engineering Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05



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