Beacon Valley Meteorological Station Daily Averages

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, meteorological data was collected from various locations throughout Beacon, Taylor, Wright and Victoria Valleys. These files contain data for the Beacon Valley meteorology station daily averages, as derived from the 15-min data. Beacon ceased operations in the 2012 season.

Date Range: 

Saturday, January 1, 2000 to Monday, December 31, 2012

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Variables: 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the daily air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily value of the air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum daily value for the air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_RH
  • Label: Daily mean RH
  • Definition: Daily average of the relative humidity values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STD_RH
  • Label: Standard Dev. of daily RH
  • Definition: The standard deviation for the distribution of daily rel. humidity values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_RH
  • Label: Minimum RH
  • Definition: The daily minimum of the relative humidity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_RH
  • Label: Maximum RH
  • Definition: The daily maximum of the relative humidity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_RH
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average soil temperature at ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the daily soil temperature at suface ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily value of the soil temperature at surface ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum daily value for the air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average soil temperature at 5cm below ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the daily soil temperature at 5cm below ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily value of the soil temperature at 5cm below ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum soil temperature at 5 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average daily soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: standard devation of the daily soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum daily soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations used to compute these statistics
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily value of the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum daily value for the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR).
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for the photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) statistics
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average for the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily value of the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum incoming shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SWRADIN
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the derived data statistics.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average daily for the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: standard devation of the the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum daily the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum daily soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: METLOCID identification code for the meteorological station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date when measurement was taken
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the daily values of the wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STDDEV_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the daily distribution of the wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the wind speed for the period of one day
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum value of the wind speed for the period of one day
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of data points used to calculate these statistics.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: N_COMMENTS
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/5078b288d1efe75286ed588923400044

Short name: 

BENM Daily Averages

Data set ID: 

7102
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