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Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) Data Set

Summary

Radiation data were compiled and computed from many sources in the Arctic to produce a two-part Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) data set. The first part includes a time series of monthly fluxes from land stations, ocean drifting stations and empirically derived long-term climatological estimates from earlier Russian studies. While many of the station time series are quite short, some span over 40 years. Data are provided for the region north of 60 degrees N. The second part is a long-term monthly mean gridded climatology for the region north of 65 degrees N, based on the AGR-1 data set. For the most comprehensive information on this data set, read the extensive documentation.

Data access

ORDER data for delivery by FTP

Additional information

Related projects: ARCSS
Observational frequency: monthly
Spatial type: point
Categories: Arctic, Surface
Platforms: Radiometer
Documentation: document.txt [26 KB]

Temporal coverage

Begin datetime: 1950-01-01 00:00:00, End datetime: 1991-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Minimum latitude: 65.000000, Minimum longitude: -180.000000
Maximum latitude: 90.000000, Maximum longitude: 180.000000

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Point of contact

Mark C. Serreze
NSIDC
E-Mail address: serreze at nsidc dot org