High frequency measurements from Explorers Cove Meteorological Station (EXEM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1997 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 Explorers Cove Meteorological Station (EXEM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.588733, Longitude: 163.417523, Elevation: 25 meters above sea level). EXEM was acquired from USGS in 1997, during the 97/98 field season.

Date Range: 

November 21, 1997 to December 20, 2018
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: High frequency measurements from Explorers Cove Meteorological Station (EXEM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1997 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/b2d94915dc9662842480749b9da392b6. Dataset accessed 15 October 2019.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

EXEM - Air Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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
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
AIRTDEL3M1
  • Label:
  • Definition: Air temperature at 3 m minus air temperature at 1 m
  • 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

File: 

EXEM_AIRT.csv (24.02 MB)

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Description: 

EXEM - Precipitation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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
PPT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unevaporated precipitation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
PPT_COMMENTS
  • Label: precipitation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of precipitation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

EXEM_PPT.csv (18.44 MB)

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Description: 

EXEM - Solar Radiation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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
PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Photosynthetically active radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: micromols/second/meter2
  • Maximum: 2000
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 900
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 900
  • Minimum: 0
  • 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

File: 

EXEM_RADN.csv (35.03 MB)

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Description: 

EXEM - Relative Humidity

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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:
  • Definition: Relative humidity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • 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

File: 

EXEM_RH.csv (20.96 MB)

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Description: 

EXEM - Soil Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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
SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 0 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 25
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 5 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 25
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: 25
  • Minimum: -70
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of SOILT_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

EXEM_SOILT.csv (33.3 MB)

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Description: 

EXEM - Wind Direction & Speed

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Explorers Cove meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Explorers Cove 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 = None given
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: 0
  • 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

File: 

EXEM_WIND.csv (32.66 MB)

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Short name: 

EXEM

Dataset ID: 

7008
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

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