Arctic Monthly Temperature Plots
Some of the arctic stations have long-term temperature records. Here we plotted monthly mean temperature records from the three arctic stations: Barrow(Alaska), Eureka(Canada), and Tiksi(Russia). The data goes as far back as 1945, 1947, and 1933 respectively. The data comes from the Integrated Surface Hourly Global dataset (National Climate Data Center). Using this dataset, we calculated daily average temperature data first. Then in turn, we calculated monthly mean temperature data. If there were more than five days of missing data, we counted that month missing.
In order to decipher the temperature trend for each station, further sophisticated analysis is necessary (i.e., Calculations might involve finding seasonal, annual, or even decadal mean).
The ISH (Integrated Surface Hourly) data is available upon request at the UCAR CISL Research Data Archive .