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Upper Howard Meteorological Station Measurements

Abstract: 

As part of the Long Term Ecological Research in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica (MCM LTER), meteorological data was collected from various locations throughout Taylor, Wright, Victoria, Miers, and Beacon Valleys. These files contain data for the Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station located in Taylor Valley. The Upper Howard Glacier meteorological station was added to the MCM LTER network in the 2001-2002 field season and removed November 8, 2004.

Data set ID: 

7014

Associated Personnel: 

8
66
849
216

Short name: 

upper_howard_met

Purpose: 

Meteorological data is collected year-round at each of MCM LTER stations. Data is manually downloaded from the meteorological stations during the austral summer. Raw 15 minute data (Level 0) is processed and provided as Level 1 data on the MCM LTER website. Field notes, sensor information, processing procedures, QA/QC, and metadata is provided in the Meteorological Post Processing Documentation and Task Lists for each field season at the following address: http://www.mcmlter.org/data/meteorology/tasks/task_lists.htm 

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:
    
 

Data sources: 

UHDM_AIRT
UHDM_RH
UHDM_RADN
UHDM_WIND

Maintenance: 

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

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