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Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) Data Set



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.

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  • 1.0 (2009-04-29)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency monthly
Language English
Grant Code 9321547, 9504201, 9614297, NAGW-2407
ISO Topic Categories
  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Temporal coverage

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

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 65.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

Mark C. Serreze <>

Additional contact information


Serreze, M., et al. 2009. Arctic Global Radiation (AGR) Data Set. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 13 Apr 2024.

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