Upper Howard Meteorological Station Monthly 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 Upper Howard Glacier meteorology station monthly averages, as derived from the 15-min high-frequency data. The Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station was added to the McMurdo Dry Valley network in the 2001-2002 field season in Taylor Valley and removed November 8, 2004.

Date Range: 

Monday, January 1, 2001 to Friday, December 31, 2004

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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/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: 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 = Comments of 15min data
STD_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation 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
MIN_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum 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 monthly 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/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: 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 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 based on applying instrument-specific multiplier
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of data records included for the statistics
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average 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 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 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: 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/yyyy
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_RH
  • Label: Monthly mean RH
  • Definition: Monthly 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 monthly RH distribution
  • Definition: The standard deviation for the distribution of monthly 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 monthly 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 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 monthly 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: 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: MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/ec69fdf047f80b47f33a3bfb49667577

Short name: 

Upper Howard Monthlies

Data set ID: 

7214
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Additional Project roles: 

Field Crew
Field Crew
Data Manager