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Meteorology Data from the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico (1988- present)

Abstract: 

 This file contains hourly meteorological data that were collected from a network of 10 permanent weather stations on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.

Data set ID: 

1

Core Areas: 

Additional Project roles: 

324

Keywords: 

Purpose: 

To monitor meteorological conditions across the Sevilleta and surrounding areas through time.

Data sources: 

sev1_meteorology_1988-1995.txt
sev1_meteorology_1996-2000.txt
sev1_meteorology_2001-2005.txt
sev1_meteorology_2006-2010.txt
sev1_meteorology_2011-2015.txt

Methods: 

Sampling Design

Stations were located across the Sevilleta and surrounding areas to cover the entire spatial and elevational extent of the refuge. They were also generally located adjacent to other pertinent study locations such as plant and animal monitoring studies.

Measurement Techniques

Automated weather stations

Each weather station includes a 3 m tripod tower, on which is mounted most of the monitoring equipment. This equipment includes an enclosure housing a datalogger and power supply. On the tripod are mounted an anemometer and wind vane, a pyranometer, and a solar radiation shield that encloses a combination temperature and relative humidity sensor. Other attached sensors include: a precipitation gauge, soil temperature sensors and soil moisture potential sensors.

Instrumentation: 

* Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.* Component: Datalogger - Measurement and Control Module* Model Number CR10* Reference Manuals: CR10 Measurement and Control Module            Campbell Scientific Inc.* Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.Measurement Techniques: Automated weather stations Each weather station includes a 3 m tripod tower, on which is mounted most of the monitoring equipment. This equipment includes an enclosure housing a datalogger and power supply. On the tripod are mounted an anemometer and wind vane, a pyranometer, and a solar radiation shield that encloses a combination temperature and relative humidity sensor. Other attached sensors include: a precipitation gauge, soil temperature sensors and soil moisture potential sensors.* Component: Temperature/Relative Humidity Sensor* Model Number 207* Reference Manuals:         * Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.* Component: Temperature/Relative Humidity Sensor* Model Number HMP45C* Reference Manuals:* Manufacturer: MET-ONE* Component: Cup Anemometer* Model Number 14A* Reference Manuals:* Manufacturer: MET-ONE* Component: Wind Vane* Model Number 24A* Reference Manuals:* Manufacturer: LI-COR* Component: Pyranometer* Model Number 200SZ* Reference Manuals:* Manufacturer: Texas Electronics* Component: Rain Gauge* Model Number TE525 mm* Reference Manuals:* Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.* Component: Soil Temperature Probe* Model Number 108* Reference Manuals:    * Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.* Component: Soil Temperature Probe* Model Number 107* Reference Manuals:        * Manufacturer: Campbell Scientific Inc.* Component: Soil Moisture Block * Model Number 227* Reference Manuals:        * Manufacturer: Vaisala* Component: Barometer* Model PTB101B* Reference Manuals:       

Additional information: 

These data were collected from a network of 10 permanent weather stations on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. Station 40 has been in operation since the middle of 1987; Stations 41-44 were installed in the early part of 1989; Station 45 was put into operation on 26 Jan 1990 (hour 15); Station 46 was put into operation on 31 Aug 1990 (hour 17); and Station 1 was put into test operation on 29 Dec 1991 (hr 12) and official data recording started on 01 Jan 92 (hr 01). A new station (#48) was established during 1998 (on Oct 1 1998) at a site designated as Savana (initially called Blue Springs. Station 49 was installed in the Five Points area in 1999 and named Five Points. Another new station was established in 2001 at a new core study site designated as Blue Grama and given a station ID number of 50. These data have been run through a filtering program which replaces all obviously out-of-range values with -999.000's and flags questionable values for checking by data manager.

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