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 monthly averaged measurements derived from 15-minute data generated by the Howard Glacier Meteorological Station (HODM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.67121, Longitude: 163.07732, Elevation: 472 meters above sea level). HODM was established in 1993, during the 93/94 field season.
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At the start of the 1993-1994 field season, the Howard Glacier meteorological station was constructed at the same coordinates as stake 31 on the glacier's mass balance grid (latitude of 77-40-17.36222 S, longitude of 163-04-44.83507 E, and elevation of 472.49343 meters above sea level). The station was set up to sample sensors every 30 seconds and send summary statistics (for example, averages and maximums) to solid-state storage modules every 20 minutes between November 20, 1993 and November 27, 1995, and every 15 minutes thereafter. This has resulted in approximately 20 values being recorded for final storage in every output interval.
Sampling and Averaging Intervals For Sampling frequency and Data Logger output and averaging intervals please visit: http://mcmlter.lternet.edu/data/meteorology/methods/Interval_Dates.pdf Seasonal Task Summary To view the data post-processing steps for each season please visit: http://mcmlter.lternet.edu/data/meteorology/tasks/task_lists.htm
Metadata standardized in 2007 by Gardner and San Gil.
Data and metadata was moved to DEIMS in 2014 (Inigo San Gil)