High frequency measurements from Lake Bonney Meteorological Station (BOYM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1993 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 Lake Bonney Meteorological Station (BOYM), located in Taylor Valley. BOYM was established in 1993, during the 93/94 field season.

Date Range: 

November 24, 1993 to November 17, 2018
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. High frequency measurements from Lake Bonney Meteorological Station (BOYM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1993 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/bee9b480f56ed8ea651b03648ee43c8d. Dataset accessed 22 June 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

BOYM - Air Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • 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 = See Airt_Comments for missing value explanation
AIRTMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum 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
AIRTMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum 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
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
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 = See Airt_Comments for missing value explanation

File: 

BOYM_AIRT.csv (32.66 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Precipitation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
PPT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Unevaporated precipitation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: millimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
PPT_COMMENTS
  • Label: precipitation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of precipitation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_PPT.csv (27.03 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Solar Radiation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
PAR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Photosynthetically active radiation
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: micromols/second/meter2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming longwave radiation based on applying instrument-specific multiplier
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
LWRADIN2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
LWRADOUT
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing longwave radiation based on applying instrument-specific multiplier
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
LWRADOUT2
  • Label:
  • Definition: Outgoing longwave radiation calculated from thermopile, case thermistor and the dome or hemisphere thermistor measurements
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: 400
  • Minimum: -5
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
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 = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
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 = See Radn_Comments for missing value explanation
RADN_COMMENTS
  • Label: radiation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of radiation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_RADN.csv (74.85 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Relative Humidity

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
RH
  • Label: Relative Humidity
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: dimensionless
  • Maximum: 100
  • Minimum: 0
  • Precision: Not specified
  • Missing values:
    • Null = Missing Value Explanation in Rh Comments column
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

File: 

BOYM_RH.csv (26.97 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Snow Height

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
SNOWHT
  • Label: Snow Height
  • Definition: Snow Height - snowfall / sediment accumulation or loss
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.4
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SNOWHT_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of SNOWHT_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_SNOWHT.csv (30.54 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Soil Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
SOILT0CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 0 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT5CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 5 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT10CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Soil temperature at 10 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
SOILT_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of SOILT_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_SOILT.csv (35.29 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Wind Direction & Speed

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
WDIR
  • Label:
  • Definition: Average wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Wind COmments for missing value explanation
WDIRSTD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Standard deviation of wind direction
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: degreesfromnorth
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Wind COmments for missing value explanation
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Wind COmments for missing value explanation
WSPDMAX
  • Label:
  • Definition: Maximum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Wind COmments for missing value explanation
WSPDMIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Minimum wind speed
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: metersPerSecond
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = See Wind COmments for missing value explanation
WIND_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WIND_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_WIND.csv (39.54 MB)

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Description: 

BOYM - Water Vapor Density

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Lake Bonney meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Lake Bonney 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
WVAPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Water Vapor Density
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: gramspercubicmeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
WVAPD_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of WVAPD_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

BOYM_WVAPD.csv (512.53 KB)

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Short name: 

BOYM

Dataset ID: 

7003
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

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