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Geometeorological data collected by the USGS Desert Winds Project at Gold Spring, Great Basin Desert, northeastern Arizona, 1979-1992
Entry ID: OFR_95-78_1

Abstract: This data set contains meteorological data files pertaining to the Gold Spring
Geomet research site. Documentation files and data-accessing display software
are also included. The meteorological data are wind speed, peak gust, wind
direction, precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, barometric
pressure, and humidity. Data from the monitoring station are voluminous; 14
observations from each station are made as often as ten times per hour,
totaling more than a million observations per station per year.

Purpose: The primary purpose of this data set is to provide high resolution
meteorological data and related surface geological and vegetation data for
natural (e.g., uncultivated) desert sites where wind is or has been a major
erosive or depositional force. The objectives are twofold: (1) to provide the
detailed field measurements needed to carry out quantitative studies of wind as
an agent of surface ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.0   S: 35.0   E: -111.0   W: -111.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Paula J. Helm, Carol S. Breed, Richard Tigges, Patricia A. Garcia
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 1995-01-01T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Flagstaff, Arizona
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Version: 1
Issue Identification: 95-78
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-27
Stop Date: 1992-12-31
Quality Verification and correction of transmission errors and first-order
verification of some of the sensor values for accuracy and reliability are
performed as the data are processed each day. However, the data have not been
error-checked on a file-by-file basis at this time. Also, because different
sensor data are used by different collaborators, some ... View entire text
Access Constraints none
Use Constraints none
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Publications and Data, Global Change Research Program, Eastern Region, Geology Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: (703) 648-6533
Fax: (703) 648-6252
Email: pschweitzer at
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 954 National Center
U.S. Geological Survey
12201 Sunrise Valley Drive
City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
Distribution Media: CD-ROM
Distribution Size: 38.0 MB
Distribution Format: ISO9660
Fees: unknown
Phone: (602) 556-7246
Fax: (602) 556-709
Email: pgarcia at
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 9580
U.S. Geological Survey
2255 N. Gemini Drive
City: Flagstaff
Province or State: AZ
Postal Code: 86001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-04-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-02