This file contains hourly meteorological data for the year 2001. These data were collected from a network of 10 permanent weather stations on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.
Stations were sited across the entire 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.
Automated weather stations
Each weather station includes a 3m 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 are a precipitation gauge, soil temperature sensors and soil moisture potential sensors.
This file contains hourly meteorological data for the year 2001. 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); 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.