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Weather and Climate Monitoring

Parks monitored: Glacier Bay, Klondike Gold Rush, Sitka

Protocol under development - contents subject to change.

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Overview

Weather and Climate

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 in analyses of climate and its affect on ecosystems at local to global scales by making all climate data and metadata collected by SEAN available over the Internet in convenient formats and timely fashion.

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Deliverables Produced for this Vital Sign

The following information products are maintained by this monitoring program. Full details are available in the SOP Sets associated with the monitoring protocols. All products on this web site are accepted as meeting the mandatory quality specifications detailed in the SOP Sets.

WC_A Protocol narrative / SOP Set / PIP / DQS / QAP documents (under the Program tab).
WC_B Weather station site maps.
WC_C Site visit worksheets.
WC_D Datalogger program code.
WC_E Site photo sets.
WC_F Station downloads.
WC_G RAWS corrected data.
WC_H Annual operations report (under the Reports & Analyses tab).
WC_I Calibration certificate images.
WC_J Periodic report (under the Reports & Analyses tab).
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