Hourly meteorology and snow height at Samoylov met-station (2012-08-01 - 2013-06-30)

The Arctic Samoylov site is extensively described in Boike et al. (2013) and more shortly in Gouttevin et al. (2017) where the present dataset is exploited. Air temperature and relative humidity were obtained from the Samoylov met-station using an HMP45A air temperature and humidity sensor . Unfortunately the sensor became saturated at temperatures below -40 °C From 2013-02-01 to 2013-03-15 air temperatures dropped below -40°C, and TTT in the dataset is replaced by the 2 m air temperature from the ERA-interim (ERA-i) reanalysis Project (Dee et al., 2011). The ERA-i data were linearly interpolated from their native 3 hourly temporal resolution (analysis and forecast fields) to a 30 min time-series. This substitution seems appropriate since for the rest of the 2012-2013 winter period, ERA-i temperatures show a high correlation with Samoylov observations (r2=0.97) and a low bias (-0.9°C). ERA-i fields were also proven to be a high quality source of driving variables to simulate the evolution of the Northern Eurasian snowpack including Siberia (Brun et al., 2013), with minor differences between station data and grid-field over large, rather flat areas like the Lena Delta. Finally, a comparison of ERA-i with locally acquired meteorological data from earlier years at Samoylov confirmed this validity for the skin surface temperature, which responds very sensitively to differences in the driving variables (Langer et al., 2013). […]

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Dataset extent

Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors
Source https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.879341
Version 1.0
Citation None
  • Author Name: Julia Boike
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2012-08-01T00:00:00  Temporal coverage end: 2013-06-30T00:00:00
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ 126.4756, 72.3701 ], "type": "Point" }
Station research-station-samoylov-island
Variable measured
  • Variable name: DATE/TIME  Variable URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2017-08-06
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: PANGAEA  Publisher URL: https://www.pangaea.de/
    License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/