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Dataset for Water and Energy Cycle in Siberia
(GAME - Siberia Data set)
Version1
(September 2003)

Preface

This is the first part of the dataset of the studies on water and energy cycle mainly obtained in the Lena River Basin, under the cooperation of GAME (GEWEX Asian Monsoon Experiment)-Siberia project of Japan and FORSGC (Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change, now Institute of Observational Research for Global Change (IORGC) /JAMSTEC ), up to the year 2000. The GAME-Siberia project was one of the regional observation studies of the International GAME Project. This project started in 1996 and its first phase ended in 2002, and now it is in its second phase. The dataset contained here includes the data of ground-based measurement data and other data taken mainly by the Japanese University groups under this project. FORSGC also started its research activities in 1999 to study other aspects and long-term variation of water and energy cycle in the same region. Although these two are a different project, both found out that, it is better to compile the data together and form one dataset from the standpoint of usage.

The dataset is composed of hydrological, meteorological, glaciological and physiological data both experimental and operational data taken on various platforms such as towers, masts, aircraft and by aerological balloons. There are also sub-surface data and data from manual observation for elements which measurements are difficult by automatic instruments. More than 50 scientists from universities and institutes in Japan, and also scientists in the various institutes of Russia cooperated to obtain and archive data. We hope that researchers in the related fields use these data, possibly, to develop new findings, to advance our knowledge about climate system in the Siberian Region and to contribute to the understanding of the present global changes.

We would like to express especially deep gratitude to Institute of Biological Problems of Cryolithozone (Former Institute of Biology, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences), Permafrost Institute (Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Institute of Geography (Russian Academy of Sciences) in Moscow among the contributing institutes of the Russian GAME Committee, which cooperated with us in the in-situ measurements. We also would like to thank Dr. Rikie Suzuki of FRSGC for the compilation and editing of the dataset at the final stage.

September 20, 2003.

Tetsuzo Yasunari for FORSGC
Tetsuo Ohata for GAME-Siberia




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GAME-Siberia and Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change (2003): Dataset for Water and Energy Cycle in Siberia (Version 1), (edited by Rikie Suzuki and Tetsuo Ohata), GAME-Siberia and FORSGC.
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