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Three-Hourly Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Data, 1980-2000
Entry ID: NSIDC-0111_1

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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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: 2003-08-18T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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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.
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Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Email: amrc at
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-09