High frequency measurements from Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM) - Taylor Valley, Antarctica - 1994 to present

Summary

Abstract: 

As part of the McMurdo Dry Valleys Long Term Ecological Research program, meteorological data are collected from various locations throughout the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica. This package contains 15-minute data from the Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.61334, Longitude: 162.96437, Elevation: 264 meters above sea level). CAAM was established in 1994, during the 94/95 field season. 

Date Range: 

Thursday, December 1, 1994 to Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Canada Glacier Meteorological Station: Air Temperature

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
AIRT2M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 2 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 1 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • 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
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
CAAM_ICET

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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
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 = See comments
ICET1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 1 meter depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NEWICET_25CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 25cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
NEWICET_50CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 50cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
NEWICET_75CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 75cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See icet comments
NEWICET_100CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 100cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = see comments
ICET_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ICET_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Canada Station Barometric Pressure

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
PRESSTA
  • Label:
  • Definition: Atmospheric Pressure
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millibar
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
PRESSTA_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of PRESSTA_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Canada Glacier Meteorological Station: Solar Radiation

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
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
THMIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Thermal infrared surface temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NETRAD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Net radiation
  • 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
Canada Glacier Meteorological Station: Relative Humidity

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
RH2M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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 = None given
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
RH3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
Canada Glacier Meteorological Station: Ice Surface Temperature

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFTEMP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice surface temperature thermal infrared
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SURFTEMP_COMMENTS
  • Label: ice surface temp comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ice surface temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Canada Glacier Meteorological Station: Wind

Variables: 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
WDIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WIND_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WIND_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

CAAM

Data set ID: 

7006
Published in the EDI Data Repository

Data Citation: 

Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: High frequency measurements from Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM) - Taylor Valley, Antarctica - 1994 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/72b6851a637a29982ae6898a7f61a0eb. Dataset accessed 19 August 2019.
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Technician
Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Field Crew
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager