CLPX NCAR Data Analysis and Numerical Modeling

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Entry ID

NSIDC-0291

Summary

The purpose of this project was to generate a research-quality, scientifically-sound, best-as-reasonably possible, three-dimensional meteorological analysis for the entire cold season 2002-2003 for the three CLPX Meteorological Study Areas (MSAs) in northern Colorado (North Park, Fraser and Rabbit Ears) using high-resolution (500 m horizontal grid spacing). This complex terrain meteorological dataset is to be used to complete publishable research from CLPX across the disciplines of atmospheric science, snow science, ecology and forestry. All simulations were completed through the provision of supercomputer time at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Data are available via FTP.

The NASA Cold Land Processes Field Experiment (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 km2, 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.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 42°     S: 38.5°     E: -104°     W: -108.5°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Poulos, G. S., P. Stamus, and J. Snook.
Dataset Title: CLPX NCAR Data Analysis and Numerical Modeling
Dataset Release Date: 2007-06-06
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0291.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 2001-10-01
Stop Date: 2003-06-30

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA
  • CONTINENT NORTH AMERICA UNITED STATES OF AMERICA COLORADO, WYOMING
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds

Ancillary Keywords

  • CLPX

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • MODELS

Project

  • CLPX Cold Land Processes Field Experiment

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC_DAAC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 322 GB
Distribution Format: Binary

Personnel

G. S. Poulos
Role: INVESTIGATOR

P. Stamus
Role: INVESTIGATOR

J. Snook
Role: INVESTIGATOR

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
All CLPX data sets

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
MM5 Community Model home page

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-06-28

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