High frequency measurements from Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1994 to present

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 package contains 15-minute data from the Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM), located in Taylor Valley (Latitude: -77.61334, Longitude: 162.96437, Elevation: 264 meters above sea level). CAAM was established in 1994, during the 94/95 field season. 

Date Range: 

December 1, 1994 to November 27, 2018
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. High frequency measurements from Canada Glacier Meteorological Station (CAAM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1994 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/72b6851a637a29982ae6898a7f61a0eb. Dataset accessed 22 June 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

CAAM – Air Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
AIRT2M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 2 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
AIRT1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average air temperature at 1 m above ground
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
AIRT_COMMENTS
  • Label: air temperature comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of air temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
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

File: 

CAAM_AIRT.csv (26.24 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Ice Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 HH:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
ICET50CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 50 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
ICET1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 1 meter depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NEWICET_25CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 25cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
NEWICET_50CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 50cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See comments
NEWICET_75CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 75cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See icet comments
NEWICET_100CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 100cm
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = see comments
ICET_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ICET_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAAM_ICET.csv (27.11 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Barometric Pressure

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
PRESSTA
  • Label:
  • Definition: Atmospheric Pressure
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millibar
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
PRESSTA_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of PRESSTA_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAAM_PRESSTA.csv (7.48 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Solar Radiation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
SWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: 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
SWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing shortwave radiation/solar flux
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
THMIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Thermal infrared surface temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NETRAD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Net radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
RADN_COMMENTS
  • Label: radiation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of radiation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAAM_RADN.csv (38.8 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Relative Humidity

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
RH2M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
RH1M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 1 meter
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
RH_COMMENTS
  • Label: relative humidity comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of relative humidity
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
RH3M
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

File: 

CAAM_RH.csv (25.39 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Ice Surface Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
SURFTEMP
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice surface temperature thermal infrared
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SURFTEMP_COMMENTS
  • Label: ice surface temp comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ice surface temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAAM_SURFTEMP.csv (19.54 MB)

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Description: 

CAAM - Wind Direction & Speed

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Canada Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Canada Glacier meteorology 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 H:M
  • Missing values: None specified
WDIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum wind speed at 2 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WIND_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WIND_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

CAAM_WIND.csv (37.42 MB)

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Short name: 

CAAM

Dataset ID: 

7006
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

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