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CLPX-Ground: ISA Corner Site Meteorological Data

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Identification Information:

Dataset Identifier:

NSIDC-0173

Citation:

Citation Information:

Originator: Houser, P. and D. Kunera.
Publication Date: 20050831
Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Corner Site Meteorological Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0173.html

Description:

Abstract:

This data set contains meteorological observations at 36 sites throughout the Small Regional Study Area (SRSA) of the NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (CLPX) in Colorado, USA. Identical meteorological towers were located close to the four corners of nine 1 km x 1 km Intensive Study Areas (ISAs). At each site, measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction were made at 2 m (North Park) or 4 m (Frasier and Buffalo Pass) above ground level. Snow depth, soil moisture, and soil temperatures were also measured. Hourly meteorological observations were recorded between 20 September 2002 and 1 October 2003, although data were not necessarily continuous throughout this time period for all towers.

The NASA CLPX is a multi-sensor, multi-scale experiment that focuses on extending a local-scale understanding of water fluxes, storage, and transformations to regional and global scales. Within a framework of nested study areas in the central Rocky Mountains of the western United States, ranging from 1-ha to 160,000 km^2, intensive ground, airborne, and spaceborne observations are collected. Data collection focuses on two seasons: mid-winter, when conditions are generally frozen and dry; and early spring, a transitional period when both frozen and thawed, dry and wet conditions are widespread.

Purpose: scientific research

Documentation:

User's Guide:

Citation Information:

Originator: Houser, P. and D. Kunera.
Publication Date: 20050831
Title: CLPX-Ground: ISA Corner Site Meteorological Data
Publication Information:
Publication Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0173_clpx_ISA_corner_met/

Time Period of Content:

Time Period Information:

Range of Dates/Times:

Beginning Date: 20020901
Ending Date: 20031031

Currentness Reference: publication date

Status:

Progress: Complete
Maintenance and Update Frequency: Unknown

Spatial Domain:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

West Bounding Coordinate: -107.5°
East Bounding Coordinate: -105°
North Bounding Coordinate: 41°
South Bounding Coordinate: 39.5°

Keywords:

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity Relative Humidity
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds Wind Speed
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Cryosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE Terrestrial Hydrosphere Snow/Ice Snow Depth

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
Theme Keyword: CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Theme Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme Keyword: PROBES
Theme Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme Keyword: TEMPERATURE PROBES
Theme Keyword: ULTRASONIC DEPTH GAUGE
Theme Keyword: WIND VANES

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
Theme Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Categories
Theme Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Theme:

Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None
Theme Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme Keyword: CLPX
Theme Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme Keyword: Snow Depth
Theme Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme Keyword: Soil Water Content
Theme Keyword: Surface Soil Moisture
Theme Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme Keyword: Wind Speed

Place:

Place Keyword Thesaurus: NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
Place Keyword: Continent North America
Place Keyword: Continent North America United States Of America
Place Keyword: Geographic Region Northern Hemisphere

Access Constraints:

None

Use Constraints:

None

Point of Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: Paul Houser
Contact Organization: Center for Research on Environment and Water

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • 4041 Powder Mill Rd., Suite 302
City: Calverton
State or Province: MD
Postal Code: 20705-3106
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 305 595-7000
Contact Voice Telephone: 1 301 613-3782
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 301 595-9793
Contact Electronic Mail Address: houser@iges.org

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Distribution Information:

Distributor:

Contact Information:

Contact Organization Primary:

Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact Person: NSIDC User Services

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Resource Description:

NSIDC-0173

Distribution Liability:

NSIDC cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NSIDC makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

Standard Order Process:

Digital Form:

Digital Transfer Information:

Format Name: ASCII Text (.txt)

Digital Transfer Option:

Online Option:

Computer Contact Information:

Network Address:

Network Resource Name: Click here.

Fees: None

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Metadata Reference Information:

Metadata Date:

20130628

Metadata Review Date:

20130628

Metadata Contact:

Contact Information:

Contact Person Primary:

Contact Person: NSIDC User Services
Contact Organization: National Snow and Ice Data Center

Contact Address:

Address Type: mailing
Address:
  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado
City: Boulder
State or Province: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199
Contact Facsimile Telephone: 1 303 492-2468
Contact Electronic Mail Address: nsidc@nsidc.org

Metadata Standard Name:

FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata: Extensions for Remote Sensing Metadata

Metadata Standard Version:

FGDC-STD-012-2002

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Metadata Views

FGDC Text-Only

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in plain text

FGDC XML

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) in Extensible Markup Language (XML)

DIF HTML

NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Directory Interchange Format (DIF)

ISO HTML

International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 19115:2003 Geographic Information Metadata