Daily measurement summaries from Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM), McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1994-2019, ongoing)

Summary

Abstract: 

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 Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM), located in Taylor Valley. TARM was established in 1994, during the 94/95 field season.

Date Range: 

November 21, 1994 to December 27, 2019
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2021. Daily measurement summaries from Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM), McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1994-2019, ongoing). Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/cd1bb590f6fcd83a78eccddb0b19d95a. Dataset accessed 18 May 2022.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

TARM - Air Temperature (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of air temperature at 1 m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the air temperature distribution at 1 m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the air temperature at 1 m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum of the air temperature at 1 m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the air temperature at 3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum value for the air temperature at 1.3 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_AIRT3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations of the measuremetns used for these statistics
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

Description: 

TARM - Ice Surface Change (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_DEPTH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Daily average of the Surface Height Change - snow accumulation or loss
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_DEPTH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the surface Height Change
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_DEPTH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum of the Surface Height Change
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_DEPTH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum of the Surface Height Change
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_DEPTH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for this average
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of comments about the measurement in this period
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

TARM - Ice Surface Temperature (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for the Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average ice surface temperature per day.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STDDEV_ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the ice surface temperature measurements.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum ice surface temperature per day.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum ice surface temperature per day.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of ice surface temperature measurements per day.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of comments about the ice surface temperature measurements per day.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

TARM - Solar Radiation (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the long wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the long wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the long wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum value for the long wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations for the long wave incoming radiation statistics
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_LWRADIN2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the Incoming longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_LWRADIN2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the distribution of incoming longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_LWRADIN2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum of the incoming longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_LWRADIN2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum of the incoming longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_LWRADIN2
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average for the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation for the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the short wave incoming radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum incoming shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SWRADIN
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the derived data statistics.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average for the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
STD_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: standard devation of the the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MIN_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
MAX_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum outgoing short wave radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m^2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
N_SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of observations the short wave outbound radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of comments about the measurement in this period
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

TARM - Relative Humidity (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for this met station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date_time
  • Definition: Date sample was collected
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: mm/dd/yyyy
  • Missing values:
    • Required entry = None given
AVG_RH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the relative humidity values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STD_RH
  • Label: Standard Dev. of RH
  • Definition: The standard deviation for the distribution of rel. humidity values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_RH
  • Label: Minimum RH
  • Definition: The minimum of the relative humidity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_RH
  • Label: Maximum RH
  • Definition: The maximum of the relative humidity
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_RH
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_RH1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the relative humidity at 1meter values
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STD_RH1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: The standard deviation for the distribution of rel. humidity values at 1m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_RH1M
  • Label: Minimum RH
  • Definition: The minimum of the relative humidity at 1m
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_RH1M
  • Label: Maximum RH
  • Definition: The maximum of the relative humidity at 1m.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_RH1M
  • Label: Number of Observations
  • Definition: Number of observations for the daily stats.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of comments about the measurement in this period
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified

Description: 

TARM - Wind Speed (Daily)

Variables (click to expand): 

METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: METLOCID identification code for the meteorological station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label:
  • Definition: Date when measurement was taken
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: DD/MM/YYYY
  • Missing values: None specified
AVG_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average of the values of the wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
STDDEV_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of the distribution of the wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MIN_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum value of the wind speed for the period.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
MAX_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum value of the wind speed for the period
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Number of data points used to calculate these statistics.
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values: None specified
N_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: N_COMMENTS
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

Short name: 

TARM_DAILY

Dataset ID: 

7113
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

Field Technician
Data Manager
Former Field Crew
Former Field Crew
Former Field Crew
Former Data Manager