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Air temperatures at high altitude, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal

Summary

This data set provides air temperature (1.5 m above ground surface) data from the Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal. Air temperature was monitored from November 1998 to November 1999 at three locations (Tengkoma, Lhonak, and Ghunsa) at altitudes of 3410, 4750 and 6012 m ASL. Although temperature was measured at one-hour intervals, only daily mean values are provided. Data are available via ftp.

Citing These Data:

Ishikawa, M.and T. Watanabe. 2002. Air temperatures at high altitude, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal. Boulder, CO: National Snow and Ice Data Center. Digital Media.

Overview Table

Category Description
Data format Tab-delimited ASCII file
Spatial coverage Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal
Temporal coverage Nov 1998 - Nov 1999
File naming convention ggd611_nepal_airtemp.txt
File size 15 KB
Parameter(s) surface air temperature
Procedures for obtaining data data are available via ftp

Table of Contents

1. Contacts
2. Detailed Data Description

1. Contacts:

Investigator(s) Name and Title:

Mamoru Ishikawa
Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change
3173-25 Showamachi
Yokohama City, Kanagawa
236-0001 Japan

Teiji Watanabe
Frontier Observational Research System for Global Change
3173-25 Showamachi
Yokohama City, Kanagawa
236-0001 Japan

Technical Contact:

NSIDC User Services
National Snow and Ice Data Center
CIRES, 449 UCB
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0449  USA
phone: +1 303.492.6199
fax: +1 303.492.2468
form: Contact NSIDC User Services
e-mail: nsidc@nsidc.org

2. Detailed Data Description:

Format:

The data are provided in a tab-delimited ASCII file, named ggd611_nepal_airtemp.txt.

File headers in the file include:

Tengkoma, Lhonak, Ghunsa (sitename)
Data/Time dates are given, but no times
Air Temperature (left blank if the value is unknown)

The first two columns of data are for Tengkoma, the third and fourth columns are for Lhonak, and the fifth and sixth columns are for Ghunsa.

Sample Data File:

Tengkoma			Lhonak				Ghunsa	
Date/Time  air temperature	Date/Time  air temperature	Date/Time  air temperature

22-Nov	-9.4 			22-Nov	-3.5 			22-Nov	3.1

File Size:

The ASCII file is 15 KB.

Spatial Coverage:

Data were collected at three sites in Kanchanjunga Himal, eastern Nepal. The geographic coordinates at each site were read from a 1:50,000 topographic map of Nepal.

Northwest latitude: 27.8 N
Northwest longitude: 87.933 E
Southeast latitude: 27.65 N
Southeast longitude: 88.067 E

Temporal Coverage:

Data were collected between 1998 and 1999.

Parameter or Variable:

This data set consists of surface air temperature data, collected at 1.5 m above the ground surface and measured with a waterproof miniature data logger TR52 (T&D Corporation).

3. Document Information:

This data set is related to Inventory of Rock Glaciers along the Ghunsa Valley, Kanchanjunga Himal, Eastern Nepal

Document Creation Date:

24 February 2003

Document URL:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd611.html