DOI/GTN-P Climate and Active-Layer Data Acquired in the National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, 1998–2019

This report provides data collected by the climate monitoring array of the U.S. Department of the Interior on Federal lands in Arctic Alaska over the period August 1998 to July 2019; this array is part of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (DOI/GTN-P). In addition to presenting data, this report also describes monitoring, data collection, and quality-control methods.

The array of 16 monitoring stations spans lat 68.5°N. to 70.5°N. and long 142.5°W. to 161°W., an area of approximately 150,000 square kilometers. Climate summaries are presented along with quality-controlled data. Data collection is ongoing and includes the following climate- and permafrost-related variables: air temperature, wind speed and direction, ground temperature, soil moisture, snow depth, rainfall totals, up- and downwelling shortwave radiation, and atmospheric pressure.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

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ISO Topics climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, geoscientificInformation, inlandWaters
Primary Contact Frank Urban
Other Contacts Gary Clow
Primary Organization US Geological Survey
Other Organizations BLM, USFWS
Organization Types Federal
Geo-keywords North Slope
Start Date 1/1/1998
Created August 16, 2021, 08:36 (AKDT)
Last Updated August 16, 2021, 08:46 (AKDT)