NSIDC-0060_1

Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    This archive of daily rawinsonde measurements of wind direction and speed, atmospheric pressure, humidity, air temperature, and geopotential height as well as surface-based observation of cloud cover (amount, type and height) from Soviet North Pole drifting stations was assembled under the direction of Dr. J. Kahl, with funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Electric Power Research Institute. Soundings were recorded from April 19, 1954 to July 31, 1990 at drifting stations located in the Arctic Ocean, north of approximately 70 degrees North. Data were obtained from several different sources. All of these data are ultimately derived from the set of bound volumes of handwritten tables kept at the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Data are in 21 ASCII text format files with an average size of under 10 MB. The data are available via ftp.
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    Scientific Research

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    Level 2

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Temperature
    • Air Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Pressure
    • Atmospheric Pressure Measurements
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Clouds
    • Cloud Amount/Frequency
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Clouds
    • Cloud Height
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Clouds
    • Cloud Types
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Dew Point Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Altitude
    • Geopotential Height
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Winds
    • Surface Winds
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • Atmosphere
    • Atmospheric Winds
    • Upper Level Winds

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    OCEAN WEATHER STATIONS
    Instruments
    • RAWINSONDES

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN GEODETIC
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    • Geographic Region
    • Arctic
    • Geographic Region
    • Polar

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  • Jonathan
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    Jonathan Kahl

    Department of Geosciences
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    P.O. Box 413
    Milwaukee, WI 53201

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    Mark Serreze

    National Snow and Ice Data Center
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  • Kahl,
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    Kahl, J.

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    • Daily Arctic Ocean Rawinsonde Data from Soviet Drifting Ice Stations, Version 1
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