High frequency measurements from Friis Hills Meteorological Station (FRSM) - Taylor Valley, Antarctica - 1993 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 data package contains 15-minute data from the Friis Hills Meteorological Station (FRSM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.7474, Longitude: 161.5162, Elevation: 1,591 meters above sea level).

Date Range: 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 to Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Friis Hills Station Air Temperature spreadsheet and columns descriptions and units used

Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Mt. Friis Hills meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Mt. Friis Hills 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: 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
Friis Hills Station Atmospheric Pressure spreadsheet and columns descriptions and units used

Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Mt. Friis Hills meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Mt. Friis Hills 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
PRESSTA
  • Label:
  • Definition: Atmospheric Pressure
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millibar
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = see comments
PRESSTA_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of Atmospheric Pressure
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
Friis Hills Station Solar Radiation spreadsheet and columns descriptions and units used

Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Mt. Friis Hills meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Mt. Friis Hills 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
NETRAD
  • Label:
  • Definition: net 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
Friis Hills Station Relative Humidity spreadsheet and columns descriptions and units used

Variables: 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Mt. Friis Hills meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Mt. Friis Hills 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 at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = see comments
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
Friis Hills Station Wind Measurement spreadsheet and columns descriptions and units used

Variables: 

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

FRLM

Data set ID: 

7017
Published in the EDI Data Repository

Data Citation: 

Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. McMurdo Dry Valleys LTER: High frequency measurements from Friis Hills Meteorological Station (FRSM) - Taylor Valley, Antarctica - 1993 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/9ff39ef4762d45d4ff35576b79d63a2b. 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