Beacon Valley Meteorological Station Monthly Averages (2000-2012)

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research program (MCM LTER), meteorological data is collected from various locations throughout the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. This package contains monthly averages from the Beacon Valley Meteorological Station (BENM), located in Beacon Valley. These data were derived from 15-minute data. BENM was established in January 2000 and removed in December 2012.

Date Range: 

November 1, 2000 to December 31, 2012
Data Citation
Fountain, A.G., Doran, P.T. 2015. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: Beacon Valley Meteorological Station Monthly Averages (2000-2012). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/230d53a6dd1c5bda02888d404abb161f. Dataset accessed 15 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

Description and details of the spreadsheet containing monthly averages of the Beacon Met station

Variables (click to expand): 

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: 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 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 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

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

Description and details of the spreadsheet containing solar radiation monthly averages of the Beacon Met station

Variables (click to expand): 

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: None specified
AVG_PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: 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 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 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: 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/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 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

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

Description and details of the spreadsheet containing RH monthly averages of the Beacon Met station

Variables (click to expand): 

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:
  • Definition: 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:
  • Definition: The standard deviation for the distribution of rel. humidity values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_RH
  • Label:
  • Definition: The 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:
  • 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 daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

Description and details of the spreadsheet containing monthly averages of the Beacon Met station

Variables (click to expand): 

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: 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 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 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 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: 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 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 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 daily 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 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 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 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 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

File: 

...or query the dataset by variables and dates of interest:

Description: 

Monthly averages for the wind speed at the Beacon met station - description of the spreadsheet container, units used and other details 

Variables (click to expand): 

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 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
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: N_COMMENTS
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

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Short name: 

BENM Monthly Averages

Dataset ID: 

7202
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Crew
Data Manager
Former Data Manager