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Western Arctic Ice Drift and Expedition Ship Stations

| DOI: 10.5065/D21E-R278

Western Arctic ice drifting stations, AIDJEX, ARLIS I, ARLIS II, Ice Station Alpha, Ice Station Charlie, T-3 (called Ice Station Bravo during IGY), and ships Maud and Fram provide surface meteorological data for the Arctic Ocean. These data were collected and organized by NCDC and NSIDC leading to the production of a CDROM.

Several different versions of the data are available, extending from the original key entered data to variable subsets and QC versions developed in uniform format for all stations.

Temporal Range:
1893 to 1976
Air Temperature Cloud Frequency Humidity Surface Pressure
Surface Winds Surface Winds
Vertical Levels:
Mean sea level
Data Types:
Platform Observation
Data Contributors:
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center
Total Volume:
28.95 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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