Meteorological Station Locations

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 dataset compiles the locations and history of the meteorological stations maintained by MCM LTER.

Date Range: 

Monday, November 1, 1993 to Thursday, January 31, 2019

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label: Dataset Code
  • Definition: Dataset code used for internal purposes.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LOCATION_NAME
  • Label: Meteorological Station Name
  • Definition: Name of the associated Meteorological Station, reflecting its general location.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label: METLOCID
  • Definition: Unique ID assigned to the associated Meteorological Station.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
LATITUDE
  • Label: Latitude
  • Definition: Latitude of the associated Meteorological Station in decimal degrees.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 0
  • Minimum: -180
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
LONGITUDE
  • Label: Longitude
  • Definition: Longitude of the associated Meteorological Station in decimal degrees.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degree
  • Maximum: 1
  • Minimum: -0
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ELEVATION
  • Label: Elevation
  • Definition: Elevation of the associated Meteorological Station in meters above sea level (masl). Values are approximate.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
YEAR_INSTALLED
  • Label: Year Installed
  • Definition: The year in which the associated Meteorological Station was installed, if known.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Unknown
YEAR_REMOVED
  • Label: Year Removed
  • Definition: The year in which the associated Meteorological Station was removed, if known/applicable.
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: YYYY
  • Missing values:
    • BLANK = Unknown
DESCRIPTION
  • Label: Description
  • Definition: General notes about the Meteorological Station and its location.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
FILE_NAME
  • Label: Filename
  • Definition: Original file from which data were obtained.
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

DOI: 

10.6073/pasta/d01faef11ab5859f537d06130882ec04

Short name: 

METLOCS

Dataset ID: 

7030
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Andrew G. Fountain

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Crew
Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager