Parks in this Network
Weather and Climate Monitoring
Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka
Protocol under development - contents subject to change.
SEAN's long-term Weather and Climate monitoring program is partially operational and but the formal protocol is still under development. It is intended to fulfill these objectives:
- Record long-term trends in temperature and precipitation through fully instrumented sites placed in the SEAN parks to capture primary gradients in network climate.
- Track total annual precipitation and daily accumulation patterns with high accuracy by establishing at least one recording precipitation gauge within or adjacent to each SEAN park.
- Track hourly wind speed, solar radiation, and relative humidity at all climate stations established by SEAN to provide information on secondary climate drivers and localized climate.
- Maximize the use of the SEAN climate data for use in analyses of climate and its affect on ecosystems at local to global scales, by making all climate data collected by SEAN available over the Internet in convenient formats in a timely fashion.