Data Summary

SIGMA-AWS dataset
Supplement to : Aoki, T., Matoba, S., Uetake, J., Takeuchi N. and Motoyama H. (2014): Field activities of the "Snow Impurity and Glacial Microbe effects on abrupt warming in the Arctic" (SIGMA) Project in Greenland in 2011-2013. Bull. Glaciol. Res., 32, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5331/bgr.32.3, 3-20.


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    Summary

  • These automatic weather station (AWS) data were measured as part of the "Snow Impurity and Glacial Microbe effects on abrupt warming in the Arctic (SIGMA)" Project (link to http://www.mri-jma.go.jp/Dep/cl/cl6/sigma/sigma-e.html) supported by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (S), number 23221004. The data set contain 1-hourly meteorological and snow parameters measured at sites of SIGMA-A and SIGMA-B on the northwest Greenland since summer 2012.SIGMA-A is located on the Greenland ice sheet and SIGMA-B on Qaanaaq ice cap. The measured parameters are air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, snow height, downward and upward components of shortwave, near-infrared and longwave radiant flux densities, and snow temperatures. The measured data were received from the ARGOS satellite network in semi-real time every day. Photos of these AWSs are presented in SIGMA Project HP.

    Dataset citation

  • Aoki, T., S. Matoba, S. Yamaguchi, K. Fujita, T. Yamasaki, T. Tanikawa, M. Niwano, A. Tsushima, K. Kuchiki, H. Motoyama, 2014, SIGMA-AWS dataset, 1.10, Arctic Data archive System (ADS), Japan, https://ads.nipr.ac.jp/dataset/A20140714-002

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    Spatial coverage

  • N:  78.05°   S:  77.52°   E:  -67.63°   W:  -69.07°  

    Temporal coverage

  • 2012-06-29   -   2019-06-12

    License

  •  CC BY 4.0

DATA CONTORIBUTOR & GROUP

  • Teruo Aoki
    (Meteorological Research Institute)
  • Sumito Matoba
    (Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)
  • Satoru Yamaguchi
    (Snow and Ice Research Center, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)
  • Koji Fujita
    (Nagoya University)
  • Tetsuhide Yamasaki
    (Polar explorer)
  • Tomonori Tanikawa
    (Earth Observation Research Center, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
  • Masashi Niwano
    (Meteorological Research Institute)
  • Akane Tsushima
    (Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University)
  • Katsuyuki Kuchiki
    (Meteorological Research Institute)
  • Hideaki Motoyama
    (National Institute of Polar Research)

PARAMETERS

  • SURFACE PRESSURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • SURFACE WINDS
  • SNOW DEPTH
  • SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
  • SHORTWAVE RADIATION
  • LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • NET RADIATION

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