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CAMP: Tibet Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set
Entry ID: CAMP_Tibet_EOP-3_sfc

Abstract: This data set contains the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP)
Enhanced Observing Period 3 (EOP-3) CEOP Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP)
Tibet Hourly Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set. There are 12 stations
included in this dataset. 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: Tibet 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
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.52   S: 31.23   E: 93.78   W: 84.05

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UCAR/JOSS
Dataset Title: CAMP: Tibet Surface Meteorology and Radiation Data Set
Dataset Release Date: 2004/10/14
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: UCAR/JOSS
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-10-10
Stop Date: 2003-03-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Quality QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES: 1. The CAMP Quality Control Web Interface
For all parameters, the data has been visually checked, looking for extremely
and unusual low/high values and/or periods with constant values thorough the
CAMP Quality Control Web Interface. The quality control flags follow the CEOP
data flag definition ... View entire text
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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:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 303-497-8987
Fax: 303-497-8158
Email: sfw at
Contact Address:
P.O. Box 3000
City: Boulder
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80307
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
Fees: Free
Phone: +81-96-342-3601
Fax: +81-96-342-3601
Email: ktanaka at
City: Kurokami 2-39-1,
Province or State: Kumamoto
Postal Code: 860-8555
Country: Japan
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H. Ishikawa and GAME-Tibet Boundary Layer Group, 2001: What has been known and what has not in GAME/Tibet BL observation, Proceedings of the Fifth
International Study Conference on GEWEX in Asia and GAME, 691.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-12-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23