CAMP: Himalayas Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set
Entry ID: CAMP_Himalayas_EOP-3_sfc

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Summary
Abstract: This data set contains the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP)
Enhanced Observing Period 3 (EOP-3) CEOP Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP)
Himalayas Hourly Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set. This data set
contains hourly data from the five stations in the CAMP reference site for the
CEOP EOP-3 time period, which are the Lukla, Namche, Pheriche, Pyramid, and
Syangboche stations. This dataset only contains the first half of the EOP-3
time period (i.e., 1 October 2002 through 31 March 2003).
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Description: CAMP: Himalayas Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set

Description: The Coordinated Enhanced ObservingPeriod (CEOP) seeks to establish an
integrated global observing system for the water cycle which responds to both
scientific and social needs. It is built as the foundation of the World Climate
Research Program (WCRP) in cooperation with the World Meteorological
Organization(WMO) and Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS) under
the framework of the Integrated Global Observing Strategy partnership (IGOS-P).
CEOP is an effort to address some of the critical aspects of the climate
system involving land areas in particular over a 2 year period beginning in
mid-2001. It will focus on two overall issues: 1) water and energy fluxes and
reservoirs over land areas, and 2) monsoonal circulations. CEOP will involve
the simultaneous or near-simultaneous collection of observations from several
regions around the world. In particular, it will include: 1) several reference
sites in the continental-scale experimental regions of GEWEX as well as other
regions, 2) extensive field measurements for addressing monsoonal systems, and
3) validation studies for new satellite systems CEOP will lead to: 1) better
understanding of water and energy fluxes and reservoirs over specific land
areas, 2) progress at better appreciating the role of land areas in the whole
climate system, 3) a testing of our capabilities to transfer techniques and
models between different GEWEX continental-scale experimental (and other)
regions and to predict water-related parameters and, 4) enhanced understanding
of the land-atmosphere-ocean interactions. CEOP Enhanced Observing Period 3
(EOP-3) covers the time period from 1 October 2002 through 30 September 2003.

Temporal Coverage
Begin Date: 20021001, End Date: 20030930

Spatial Coverage
Minimum Latitude: -90.000000, Minimum Longitude: -180.000000
Maximum Latitude: 90.000000, Maximum Longitude: 180.000000

The Committee on Earth Observation Satellite (CEOS) agencies use their best
efforts to contribute to CEOP and in particular, to cooperate the CEOP
satellite data integration and the field campaigns at reference sites.
Some of the ultimate goals of these groups are related to more accurate
determination of the water cycle in association with climate variability and
change as well as baseline data on the impacts of this variability on water
resources. CEOP will enable us to address such crucial issues through a
'hands-on', focused examination of the water cycle over a particular time
period.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 27.96   S: 27.7   E: 86.82   W: 86.72

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/JOSS
Dataset Title: CAMP: Himalayas Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data
Dataset Release Date: 2004/04/23
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Online Resource: http://data.eol.ucar.edu/master_list/?project=CEOP/EOP-3/4
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-01
Stop Date: 2003-03-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Quality 1. CAMP QC/QA Procedures
For all parameters, the data has been visually checked, looking for extremely
and unusual low/high values and/or periods with constant values. The quality
control flags follow the CEOP data flag definition document.

2. UCAR/JOSS QC/QA Procedures
Additionally, UCAR/JOSS conducted two primary quality ... View entire text
Ancillary Keywords
Originating Center
Data Center
CEOP Data Management, Earth Observing Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.eol.ucar.edu/projects/ceop/dm/

Data Center Personnel
Name: STEVEN F. WILLIAMS
Phone: 303-497-8987
Fax: 303-497-8158
Email: sfw at ucar.edu
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +39 039 2004 303
Fax: +39 039 2004 692
Email: tartari at irsa.rm.cnr.it
Contact Address:
Occhiate
City: Brugherio
Province or State: Milan
Postal Code: 20047
Country: Italy
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Publications/References
Ueno K., and A.P. Pokhrel, 2002: Intra-seasonal air temperature variation in the Nepal Himalayas, Mausam, 53, 281-288.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-01-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-08-25
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