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NCAR Integrated Surface Flux System
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Normally for short-term process studies, though the NSF/NCAR Environmental Observing Laboratory request procedure.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
See http://www.eol.ucar.edu/requests.html
Surface In-Situ Networks
Extensive network of surface energy budget stations that include meteorological (wind, precip, etc) measurements and/or array of tower-based sensors at a single location for intensive micrometeorological research.
CONTACT
Tom Horst or Steve Oncley
NCAR
NCAR Foothills Laboratory 3550 Mitchell Lane Boulder, Colorado, 80301 or PO Box 3000 Boulder Colorado 80307
Horst: 303 497 8838; Oncley 303 497 8757
horst@ucar.edu or oncley@ucar.edu
www.eol.ucar.edu/~horst or www.eol.ucar.edu/~oncley
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameISFS
CollectiveNCAR Field Facility
Facility TypeSurface Energy Budget,/Micrometeorological research
Purpose
LocationSelected by Investigator
Number of Stations10
Map of StationsN/A
Category
Parameters (Most)Wind, temperature, humidity, pressure, precipitation, net radiation, long-wave radiation, short-wave radiation, momentum, heat, moisture, CO_2 fluxes, turbulence variables, soil moisture, temperature, and heat flux at 5 cm, infrared surface temperature
Paramters (Limited)Capability to ingest data from user-provided sensors
Archivehttp://www.eol.ucar.edu/rtf/surface_archive/
Period of RecordIndividual project 1976 to present
Temporal Resolution1-20 Hz depending on sensor
Data SeasonContinuously during individual projects
Data AvailabilitySix months following project
Other Purposes
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableYes
REFERENCES
Web site provides best description.
UPDATED ON
29 Mar 2011 15:25