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Polar Continental Shelf Project Weather Observation Database
Entry ID: Canada_UnivOtt_PolarWeather


Summary
Abstract: This data set stems from a need to provide on-site weather
reconnaissance to aircraft operating in support of arctic field research camps
(spring and summer). These camps were operated by the Polar Continental Shelf
Project (PCSP), a Canadian federal government organization that provides
logistical support for arctic research. These data were digitized and stored in
an ad hoc fashion over the years. An effort was made to record and store the
recorded data, resulting in the database presented here. The database consists
of approximately 53,000 observations, taken twice daily, from 600 unique sites
throughout the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Individual time series can include
various climatic parameters and vary in length from a few observations taken on
one day to hundreds of observations made over a period of four months.
Prevalent climatic elements include dry-bulb temperature, wind direction and
speed, and total cloud cover. 95% of all time series include screen-height
dry-bulb temperature.
To rescue and make available valuable polar climate data.
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Related URL
Link: View Related Information
Description: GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 79.0 S: 60.0  E: -101.5  W: -136.5

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: Dr. David E. Atkinson
Dataset Title: Polar Continental Shelf Project Weather Observation Database
Dataset Release Date: 20001101


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1974-04-01
Stop Date: 1993-09-30


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NUNAVUT
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > ONTARIO
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > QUEBEC
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SOLID PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY >WATER CHARACTERISTICS >WATER TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >ICE CORE RECORDS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
These data are made available for non-commercial research and teaching use
only. Citation expected.


Keywords
GCMD
Dry Bulb Temperature
Wind Direction
Wind Speed
Geologic Time


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Department of Geography, University of Ottawa    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.geography.uottawa.ca/

Data Center Personnel
Name: KONRAD GAJEWSKI
Phone: +01-613-562-5800 ext.1327
Fax: +01-613-562-5145
Email: gajewski at aix1.uottawa.ca
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology
University of Ottawa
Department of Geography
Simard Building
165 Waller Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1N 6N5
Country: Canada



Distribution
Fees: Gratuit-Free


Personnel
KONRAD GAJEWSKI
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +01-613-562-5800 ext.1327
Fax: +01-613-562-5145
Email: gajewski at aix1.uottawa.ca
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology
University of Ottawa
Department of Geography
Simard Building
165 Waller Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1N 6N5
Country: Canada


KONRAD GAJEWSKI
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +01-613-562-5800 ext.1327
Fax: +01-613-562-5145
Email: gajewski at aix1.uottawa.ca
Contact Address:
Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology
University of Ottawa
Department of Geography
Simard Building
165 Waller Street
City: Ottawa
Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1N 6N5
Country: Canada


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-04-26
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-01-15



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