Data Set ID:
G10008

ClimoBase: Rouse Canadian Surface Observations of Weather, Climate, and Hydrological Variables, 1984-1998, Version 1

ClimoBase is a collection of surface climate measurements collected in Northern Canada by Dr. Wayne Rouse between 1984 and 1998 in three locations: Churchill, Manitoba; Marantz Lake, Manitoba; and Inuvik, Northwest Territories. These data are comprised of surface-climate measurements, including solar time, wind speed, wind direction, dry-bulb, wet-bulb, and vapor pressure in 24 sites focused at the three Northern Canadian locations. The sites were chosen to include a variety of terrains in the study: sedge fen wetland, willow-birch wetland, lichen-heath, bedrock boulders/heath, spruce- tamarack forest, tundra lake, creek, various (e.g. a basin: sedge, willow, lichen-heath, forest, etc.), sparse vegetation (short grass/sedge, heath spp.), and coastal marsh (tall grass, sandy soils). The measurements were taken in increments ranging from seasonally to every 15 minutes. In all, 177 different variables were measured and recorded. The data are valuable due to their unique and consistent nature.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • Surface Radiative Properties > Albedo > ALBEDO
  • Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Carbon Dioxide > Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
  • Atmospheric Pressure > Surface Pressure > Atmospheric Pressure
  • Surface Water > Discharge/Flow > DISCHARGE/FLOW
  • Atmospheric Water Vapor > Evaporation > EVAPORATION
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Heat Flux > HEAT FLUX
  • Atmospheric Radiation > Net Radiation > NET RADIATION
  • Frozen Ground > Permafrost > PERMAFROST
  • Precipitation > Precipitation Amount > Precipitation
  • Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature > SOIL TEMPERATURE
  • Water Quality/Water Chemistry > Water Temperature > WATER TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • Comma-Separated Values (.csv)
Spatial Coverage:
N: 68.736944, 
S: 58.133333, 
E: -93.816667, 
W: -133.505278
Platform(s):GROUND STATIONS, GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):CO2 ANALYZERS, DRY BULB THERMOMETERS, PRESSURE SENSORS, SOIL HEAT FLUX TRANSDUCER, SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE, STREAM GAUGES, WET BULB THERMOMETERS, WIND PROFILERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 14 May 1984 to 31 December 1998
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Geographic Coverage

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National Snow and Ice Data Center. 2014. ClimoBase: Rouse Canadian Surface Observations of Weather, Climate, and Hydrological Variables, 1984-1998, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5FX77CH. [Date Accessed].

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