Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 805–815, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-805-2020
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 805–815, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-12-805-2020

Data description paper 03 Apr 2020

Data description paper | 03 Apr 2020

A 40-year High Arctic climatological dataset of the Polish Polar Station Hornsund (SW Spitsbergen, Svalbard)

Tomasz Wawrzyniak and Marzena Osuch

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The article presents a climatological dataset from the Polish Polar Station Hornsund (SW Spitsbergen). With a positive trend of mean annual temperature of +1.14 °C per decade during 1979–2018, the climate in Hornsund is warming over 6 times more than the global average. Due to a general lack of long-term in situ measurements and observations, the High Arctic remains one of the largest climate-data-deficient regions on the Earth. Therefore, the described series is of unique value.