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 monthly averaged measurements derived from 15-minute data generated by the Lake Hoare Meteorological Station (HOEM), located in Taylor Valley.
During the fall of 2007, Karen Cozzetto, PhD student under McKnight at the University of Colorado Boulder, discovered an error in the pre-LTER data that originated from Gary Clow (pre 12/2/1993 12:00). These data included Air temp, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, and incoming SW rad. The time stamp for these data were shifted by several house in some cases. These data were fixed by Karen after consulting Clow. The new data were re-inserted into the database by Chris Gardner on 12/5/2007.
In 2014, metadata was enhanced using the Drupal Ecological Information Management System (Inigo San Gil)
Meteorological data is collected year-round at each of the stations in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica.
After retrieving this data (usually every January), the parameters that are recorded are processed from level 0 (raw) to level 1 (processed, provided on the web). The raw data file descriptions and task lists summarize what was done to get from level 0 to level 1 for all station found at the following address: