This data set includes daily, monthly, and yearly mean surface air temperatures for four interior West Antarctic sites between 1978 and 1997. Data include air surface temperatures measured at the Byrd, Lettau, Lynn, and Siple Station automatic weather stations. In addition, because weather stations in Antarctica are difficult to maintain, and resulting multi-decade records are often incomplete, the investigators also calculated surface temperatures from satellite passive microwave brightness temperatures. Calibration of 37-GHz vertically polarized brightness temperature data during periods of known air temperature, using emissivity modeling, allowed the investigators to replace data gaps with calibrated brightness temperatures. MS Excel data files and GIF images derived from the data are available via ftp from the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
N: -82.52 S: -82.52 E: -174.45 W: -174.45,
N: -80.01 S: -80.01 E: -119.4 W: -119.4,
N: -75.9 S: -75.9 E: -84.0 W: -84.0,
N: -74.21 S: -74.21 E: 160.41 W: 160.41
|Temporal Extent:||Platform(s):||Not provided, DMSP, Nimbus-7|
|Data Center(s):||USAP-DC||Instrument(s):||AWS, SMMR, SSM/I|
|Project Short Name||Campaigns||Project Dates|
|NSF/OPP||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
|Coverage Type||Zone Identifier||Geometry||Granule Representation|
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Cryospheric Sciences Branch
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Polar Meteorological Research Establishment
University of Wisconsin Madison
Madison, WI 53706
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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964