Howard Glacier Meteorological Station Measurements

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 Taylor, Wright and Victoria Valleys. These files contain data for the Howard Glacier meteorology station (in Taylor Valley).

Date Range: 

Friday, January 1, 1993 to Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Howard Glacier 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
AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 1 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 15
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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 = None given
AIRTMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum air temperature at 2.5 - 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 15
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
AIRTMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum air temperature at 2.5 - 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 15
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Howard Glacier 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
ICET20CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 20 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 0
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ICET1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 1 meter depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 0
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ICET_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ICET_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
ICET50CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 50 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label: METLOCID
  • Definition: Location code for the Howard glacier meteorology station - HODM
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date/time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (McMurdo time)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming longwave radiation based on applying instrument-specific multiplier
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: 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
SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
RADN_COMMENTS
  • Label: radiation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of radiation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Howard Glacier 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: RH
  • Definition: The Relative Humidity, the percentage of water contained in the air
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 0
  • Minimum: 100
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • NULL = See RH_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
RH1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 1 meter
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See RH_COMMENTS column value for explanation on missing values
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

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Howard Glacier 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: Average wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: 360
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See WIND_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See WIND_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See WIND_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See WIND_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See WIND_COMMENTS for missing value explanation
WIND_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WIND_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Howard Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Howard Glacier 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
WVAPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Water Vapor Density
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: gramspercubicmeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WVAPD_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WVAPD_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

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Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Commonwealth Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Commonwealth Glacier 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 HH:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
ICESURFCHANGE_CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Elevation of ice surface measured from fixed datum (Elevation of ice surface referenced to 0 at the time of installation)
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ICESURFCHANGE_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of DEPTH_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIST_TO_SURFACE
  • Label: Distance to surface
  • Definition: the distance between the sensor and the surface in meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.4
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/4301384ce409f318edb491937b747ce7

Short name: 

howard_met

Data set ID: 

7012
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