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Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Southern Great Plains Surface Meteorology System (SGPMET)
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
ARM Archive via the Web.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Data can be obtained from the ARM Archive at http://www.archive.arm.gov/armlogin/login.jsp
Surface In-Situ Networks
The ARM Surface Meteorology Networks consists mainly of conventional in situ sensors that obtain a defined “core” set of measurements. The core set of measurements is: Barometric Pressure (kPa), Temperature (˚C), Relative Humidity (%), Arithmetic Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), Vector Averaged Wind Speed (m/s), Vector Averaged Wind Direction (deg). The sensors that collect the core variables are mounted at the standard heights defined for each variable: Winds: 10 meters, Temperature and Relative Humidity: 2 meters, Barometric Pressure: 1 meter. Depending upon the geographical location different models and types of sensors may be used to measure the core variables due to the conditions experienced at those locations. Most sites have additional sensors that measure other variables that are unique to that site or are well suited for the climate of the location but not at others. The SGP Met system uses heated tipping bucket rain gauges to measure precipitation.
CONTACT
Michael Ritsche
Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass ave Bldg 203 Argonne, Il 60439
(630) 252-1554
mtritsche@anl.gov
www.anl.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameREG ARM SMOS
CollectiveN/A
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationOklahoma, Kansas
Number of Stations16 at the Extended Facilities of the SGP ACRF
Map of Stationshttp://www.arm.gov/sites/sgp/maps.stm
Categorymeteorology
Parameters (Most)Temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, average wind speed, vector-averaged wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, precipitation.
Paramters (Limited)N/A
ArchiveRegistration required: http://www.archive.arm.gov/
Period of Recordvaries by site, most were installed early to mid 90's
Temporal Resolution1 minute.
Data Seasonhourly.
Data Availabilitywithin a day.
Other PurposesClimate Monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
N/A
REMARKS
The ARM SGP MET systems will be re-located into a smaller area near the center of the ARM SGP ARCF during the next year (2009 - 2010), in an attempt to provide a more dense network of measurements within a satellite grid cell.
UPDATED ON
18 Nov 2009 09:32