Data & Web Applications
PSD Arctic Region or Arctic Focus Datasets
PSD has a number of Arctic datasets and datasets that include the Arctic region that we make available to interested users.
- Gridded datasets with arctic coverage including four reanalysis datasets.
- AO (Arctic Oscillation) and the NAO from the monthly atmosphere/ocean timeseries webpage.
- Microphysical Retrievals: Files from the North Slope of Alaska and SHEBA projects.
- Eureka Canada FTP Data (Note: Instrumentation is in the process of being transferred to CANDAC)
- Tiksi FTP Data
- Documents: readme files, site documentation
- Photos: on-site photos of Tiksi station
- Aethalometer: Black Carbon measurements
- BSRN: Baseline Surface Radiation Network (See http://www.bsrn.awi.de)
- CAFMET: Wind measurements at the meteorological Clean Air Facility
- cimel: Sun photometer
- CRN: Climate Reference Network (See http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/crn/)
- FLUXTOWER: 20 meter Tundra Tower
- OZONE: TEI-49i surface ozone measurements
Arctic Datasets in Other ESRL Divisions
- GMD Arctic Data Links (All ftp data available here.)
Links to Atmospheric Data from the IASOA Observatories
- Link to obs-at-a-glance table
- The IASOA Observatories are:
- Alert&Eurkea, Canada
- Barrow, USA
- Cherskii&Tiksi, Russia
- Ny-Ausund, Norway
- Pallas&Sodankyla, Finland
- Summit, Greeenland
PSD Arctic Web Applications
PSD has a number of web applications that can plot, extract and analyze various datasets. A few are specific to Arctic Datasets while some can be used with any of our gridded datasets. The ones of most interest to arctic researchers are:
Timeseries Extraction and Analysis
- Arctic observatories monthly timeseries extraction.
- Daily timeseries extraction
- Obtain daily timeseries from the NCEP Reanalysis or obtain days that satisfy user criteria (e.g. the highest 10% of January temperatures for a grid
- Climate related monthly timeseries plotting page
- Page allows users to plot and compare index timeseries like the AO, the NAO, Nino 3 and many others.
- NARR plotting/analysis pages (monthly, daily and 3-hourly).
- Plot means, anomalies and climatologies of data from the North American Regional Reanalysis. Different time periods can be averaged within a plot. Users can use climate timeseries like the AO to examine how the atmosphere and ocean relate to them.
- Global Gridded Datasets Composites: (monthly, daily, and 6-hourly).
- 20th Century Reanalysis composites (monthly and daily).
- Plot values from the 20th Century Reanalysis which utilized surface temperature and pressure observations to drive a full atmospheric model. Dataset starts in 1908.
Maps and Crossections of Gridded Datasets
- Correlations with monthly timeseries
- Correlate index timeseries like the AO with atmospheric or ocean datasets
Instrument Data Display
- SHEBA project browser
- Eureka project browser
- Barrow/NSA project browser
- CRYSTAL-FACE project Browser
- EPIC project
- NSA Radar-Based Cloud Microphysical Retrievals Browser
- Summit, Greenland browser
Other Arctic Data and Dataset Plotting/Analysis Pages
- NOAA's Arctic Theme Page Data Links
- AVHRR Near Real-Time Polar Clouds and Radiation (University of Wisconsin lidar group)
- National Snow and Ice Data Center
- Current State of Cyrosphere
- Arctic Hydrology Data (GIS)
- Unaami data collection (get data and make plots)
- Cooperative Arctic Data and Information Service (CADIS)
- Eureka 2010 Lidar Measurements Archive (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
- Arctic Regional Climate Model Intercomparison (ARCMIP)
- Arctic Analysis and current maps
- Arctic Weather forecast maps (Ohio University)
- POLARCATPolar Study using Aircraft, Remote Sensing, Surface Measurements and Models, of Climate, Chemistry, Aerosols, and Transport
Did you know...
- The first major effort by Europeans to study the meteorology of the Arctic was the First International Polar Year (IPY) in 1882 to 1883. Eleven nations provided support to establish twelve observing stations around the Arctic. The observations were not as widespread or long-lasting as would be needed to describe the climate in detail, but they provided the first cohesive look at the Arctic weather.