Meteorological Station Locations

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. 

This dataset compiles the locations, inventories and history of the met stations maintained by the McMurdo LTER program.  Actual data should be pulled by each station.
 

Date Range: 

Thursday, November 30, 1989 to Saturday, December 31, 2016
METLOCS spreadsheet column descriptions, definitions and units used.

Variables: 

LOCATION_NAME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Name of the Met Station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unique ID for Meteorological station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Latitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Latitude of Meteorological Station in decimal degrees
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 0
  • Minimum: -180
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Longitude
  • Label:
  • Definition: Longitude of Meteorological Station in decimal degrees
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 1
  • Minimum: -0
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Elevation
  • Label:
  • Definition: Elevation of Meteorological Station in meters - values are approximate
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Description
  • Label:
  • Definition: General Description of Meteorological Station and location
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE_NAME
  • Label: File Name
  • Definition: Original file from which data were obtained
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/66a5cec17f1491e8088b7af5a50af50f

Short name: 

Metlocs

Data set ID: 

7030
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