relative abundance

Upper Howard Meteorological Station Daily Averages

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, meteorological data was collected from various locations throughout Beacon, Taylor, Wright and Victoria Valleys. These files contain data for the Upper Howard Glacier meteorology station daily averages, as derived from the 15-min high-frequency data. The Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station was added to the McMurdo Dry Valley network in the 2001-2002 field season in Taylor Valley and removed November 8, 2004.

Data set ID: 

7114

Additional Project roles: 

217
218
219

Short name: 

Upper Howard Dailies

Data sources: 

UHDM_AIRT_DAILY
UHDM_RH_DAILY
UHDM_RADN_DAILY
UHDM_WSPD_DAILY

Methods: 

The Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station was added to the McMurdo Dry Valley network in the 2001-2002 field season in Taylor Valley and removed November 8, 2004.
 
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 15 minutes. 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:
    
 
 Seasonal Task Summary
 
    To view the data post-processing steps for each season please visit:
    

Maintenance: 

The Upper Howard Meteorological Station was removed on November 8, 2004. (Moved to Blood Falls) 

Additional information: 

 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 found at the following address:
 
 
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