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Meteorological Data from the First International Polar Year (1881-1884)

 Kevin R. Wood and James E. Overland

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  The meteorological data presented here were extracted from the original expedition reports of the first International Polar Year (IPY). While scientific activities associated with the IPY began in some instances in 1881 and extended until 1884, simultaneous observations at all IPY stations are only available for the officially designated year, August 1882 – August 1883. This data was manually keyed by Kevin Wood and Michael Dunlap at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. Every effort was made to ensure accuracy throughout this process but the possibility of some errors exists. For additional details see notes below.  


Station List

Primary Stations

Data

Position

Instrument Elev./Ht. (m)

 

Location

Period

Int.

Lat.

Long.

BP.

T.

Wind

1

Cap Thordsen

8/15/82 – 8/23/83

24x

78.45

15.71

76.00

2.00

6.00

2

Bossekop

8/1/82 – 8/31/83

24x

69.96

23.25

30.00

3.50

2.40

3

Sodankylä

8/20/82 – 8/31/83

24x

67.41

26.60

181.10

2.35

7.13

4

Maylye Karmakuly

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

24x

72.38

52.70

7.10

2.80

6.85

5

Kara Sea (Varna)

8/1/82 – 8/25/83

Var.

70.00

62.00

0.00

3.00

7.20

6

Ssagastyr

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

24x

73.38

124.08

4.88

2.40

9.70

7

Point Barrow

8/1/82 – 8/27/83

24x

71.28

-156.75

5.18

1.23

8.53

8

Fort Rae

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

24x

62.65

-115.73

161.50

1.77

11.09

9

Fort Conger

8/1/82 – 8/8/83

24x

81.73

-64.75

7.38

1.52

9.40

10

Kingua Fjord

9/13/82 – 8/31/83

24x

66.59

-67.32

10.60

2.00

8.60

11

Godthaab

8/1/82 – 8/31/83

24x

64.18

-51.73

26.20

1.95

5.30

12

Jan Mayen

8/1/82 – 7/31/83

24x

71.00

-8.47

10.70

3.05

4.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auxiliary Stations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Fort Chimo

N/A

N/A

58.10

-68.42

 

 

 

14

Nain

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

3x

56.55

-61.68

4.20

 

 

15

Rama

9/7/82 – 8/29/83

3x

58.88

-63.25

1.50

 

 

16

Hebron

9/12/82 – 8/31/83

3x

58.20

-62.35

15.00

 

 

17

Okak

9/18/82 – 8/31/83

3x

57.57

-61.93

7.50

 

 

18

Zoar

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

3x

56.12

-61.38

9.50

 

 

19

Hoffenthal

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

3x

55.45

-60.23

7.60

 

 

20

Ivigtut

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

Unk.

61.20

-48.18

0.00

 

 

21

Jacobshavn

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

Unk.

69.22

-51.03

0.00

 

 

22

Upernavik

9/1/82 – 8/31/83

Unk.

72.79

-55.05

0.00

 

 

23

Kautokeino

N/A

N/A

69.00

23.03

 

 

 

24

Kara Sea (Dijmphna)

8/4/82 – 9/31/83

Var.

70.00

62.00

0.00

 

 

 
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This project supported by the NOAA Arctic Research Office
Contact: Kevin R. Wood and James E. Overland
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