Upper Howard Meteorological Station Measurements

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica (MCM LTER), meteorological data was collected from various locations throughout Taylor, Wright, Victoria, Miers, and Beacon Valleys. These files contain data for the Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station located in Taylor Valley. The Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station was added to the MCM LTER network in the 2001-2002 field season and removed November 8, 2004.

Date Range: 

January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2004
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2014. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Upper Howard Meteorological Station Measurements. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/dabefbcb0c02930863c485d06a290bb5. Dataset accessed 16 November 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Upper Howard glacier station air temperature spreadsheet description and units

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 15
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
AIRT_COMMENTS
  • Label: air temperature comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of air temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

UHDM_AIRT.csv (2.83 MB)

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Description: 

Upper Howard station relative humidity spreadsheet description and units

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
RH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Comments
RH_COMMENTS
  • Label: relative humidity comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of relative humidity
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

UHDM_RH.csv (2.95 MB)

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Description: 

Upper Howard station solar radiation units

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 900
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Comments
SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 900
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Comments
RADN_COMMENTS
  • Label: radiation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of radiation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

UHDM_RADN.csv (5.09 MB)

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Description: 

Upper Howard glacier station wind measurement spreadsheet description and units

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Upper Howard meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
WDIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Averagewind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: 360
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Windspeed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximumwind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimumwind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
WIND_comments
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WIND_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

UHDM_WIND.csv (6.11 MB)

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Short name: 

upper_howard_met

Dataset ID: 

7014
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Crew
Field Crew
Data Manager
Data Manager