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Daily measurement summaries from Taylor Glacier Meteorological Station (TARM), McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica (1994-2021, ongoing)

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.

LTER Core Areas: 

Dataset ID: 

7113

Associated Personnel: 

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Short name: 

TARM_DAILY

Data sources: 

TARM_AIRT_DAILY
TARM_DEPTH_DAILY
TARM_ICESURF_DAILY
TARM_RADN_DAILY
TARM_RH_DAILY
TARM_WSPD_DAILY

Methods: 

During the 1994-1995 field season, the Taylor Glacier meteorological station was constructed at a latitude of 77 42.15845 S, longitude of 162 7.70264 E, and elevation of 334.1 meters above sea level. 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 20 minutes between November 21, 1994 and November 17, 1995 and every 15 minutes thereafter. This has resulted in approximately 20 values being recorded for final storage in every output interval.

Sampling and Averaging Intervals For Sampling frequency and Data Logger output and averaging intervals please visit:http://mcmlter.lternet.edu/data/meteorology/methods/Interval_Dates.pdf

Additional information: 

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
 

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