High frequency measurements from Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM) 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 data package contains 15-minute data from 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 18, 2018
Data Citation
Doran, P.T., Fountain, A.G. 2019. High frequency measurements from Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM) in Taylor Valley, Antarctica from 1994 to present. Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/a1df5cdab3319e9adeb18f8448fd363e. Dataset accessed 21 June 2021.
Dataset(s)

Description: 

TARM - Air Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: DATASET CODE
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label: MET Location ID
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date Time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
AIRT1M
  • Label: Air Temperature at 1m
  • 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
AIRT3M
  • Label: Air Temperature at 3m
  • 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
AIRTMAX
  • Label: Air Temperature Maximum
  • Definition: Maximum air temperature at 2.5 - 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: Air Temperature Minimum
  • Definition: Minimum air temperature at 2.5 - 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

File: 

TARM_AIRT.csv (37.28 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Ice Surface Change

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label: Dataset Code
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label: Met Location ID
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DATE_TIME
  • Label: Date Time
  • Definition: Date/time of sample (New Zealand DST, +13 UTC)
  • Type: Date/time
  • Date format: MM/DD/YYYY HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
DEPTH
  • Label: Surface Height Change
  • Definition: Surface Height Change - snowfall accumulation / loss - distance from sensor to surface
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: centimeter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.4
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
DEPTH_COMMENTS
  • Label: Depth Comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of DEPTH_
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
DIST_TO_SURFACE
  • Label: Distance to surface
  • Definition: the distance between the sensor and the surface in meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: meter
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.4
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

File: 

TARM_DEPTH.csv (13.96 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Ice Surface Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
ICESURF
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice Surface Temperature
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
ICESURF_COMMENTS
  • Label: ice surface temperature comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ice surface temperature
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

TARM_ICESURF.csv (22.93 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Ice Temperature

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
ICET20CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 20 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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
ICET_COMMENTS
  • Label:
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of ICET_
  • Type: Nominal
  • 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 = None given
NEWICET25CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 25 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NEWICET50CM
  • 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 = None given
NEWICET75CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 75 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
NEWICET100CM
  • Label:
  • Definition: Ice temperature at 100 cm depth
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: celsius
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given

File: 

TARM_ICET.csv (48.14 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Solar Radiation

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
LWRADIN
  • Label:
  • Definition: Incoming longwave radiation based on applying instrument-specific multiplier
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: W/m2
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.1
  • Missing values:
    • Null = None given
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
RADN_COMMENTS
  • Label: radiation comments
  • Definition: Noted comments by the investigator about the particular measure of radiation
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified

File: 

TARM_RADN.csv (55.05 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Relative Humidity

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 HH24:MI
  • Missing values: None specified
RH
  • Label:
  • Definition: Relative humidity at 3 meters
  • Type: Physical quantity
  • Unit: percent
  • Maximum: Not specified
  • Minimum: Not specified
  • Precision: 0.01
  • 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: 0.01
  • 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

File: 

TARM_RH.csv (31.61 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Wind Direction & Speed

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 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 = None given
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 = None given
WSPD
  • Label:
  • Definition: Wind speed
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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: 

TARM_WIND.csv (49.71 MB)

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Description: 

TARM - Water Vapor Density

Variables (click to expand): 

DATASET_CODE
  • Label:
  • Definition: Code for given set of information for Taylor Glacier meteorology station
  • Type: Nominal
  • Missing values: None specified
METLOCID
  • Label:
  • Definition: Location code for Taylor 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 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: 

TARM_WVAPD.csv (799.01 KB)

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Short name: 

TARM

Dataset ID: 

7013
People

Principal Investigator(s): 

Contact: 

Associated Personnel: 

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