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 daily measurement summaries derived from 15-minute data generated by the Friis Hills Meteorological Station (FRSM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.7474, Longitude: 161.5162, Elevation: 1,591 meters above sea level).
The Friis Hills meteorological station was added to the McMurdo Dry Valley network in the 2010-2011 field season. 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.
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: https://mcm.lternet.edu/meteorological-task-lists