Data Set (knb-lter-sbc.1.11)

SBC LTER: Land: NCDC stations in Santa Barbara Coastal LTER study area

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Data Set General Information:
Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.1.11 (in the knb Catalog System)
Alternate Identifier: DOI: 10.6073/pasta/54b5f586b10083b26e44dffd768a875c
Alternate Identifier: knb-lter-sbc.1

These data describe several surface stations sampled by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC, Sampled parameters may include: daily precipitation, minimum daily temperature,maximum daily temperature, mean daily dew-point temperature, mean daily station pressure, mean daily resultant wind direction, and mean daily resultant wind speed. These stations were selected to represent the climate of the SBC LTER study area based on station elevation and spatial distribution within the study region. The stations provide a relatively long period of record (beginning in 1927), and are still active. Data are available using the NCDC link.

Short Name: NCDC climate
Publication Date: 2012-12-04
Language: english
Detailed Data Description and Download:
NCDC SBC station descriptions
Descriptions of selected stations in the Santa Barbara drainage area with data at NCDC.
People and Organizations:
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Contact: Information Manager, Santa Barbara Coastal LTER [  email ]
Organization Santa Barbara Coastal LTER
Owner: Melack, John M 

Data Set Citation

How to cite this data set: Melack, J. M. . 2012. SBC LTER: Land: NCDC stations in Santa Barbara Coastal LTER study area. Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. doi:10.6073/pasta/54b5f586b10083b26e44dffd768a875c

Key Words and Terms

By Thesaurus:
Santa Barbara Coastal LTER Measurement Types hydrology, precipitation, rainfall, temperature
Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity Freshwater, Terrestrial
GCMD v6. Atmosphere Air Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure Measurements, Dew Point, Maximum/Minimum Temperature, Precipitation Amount, Rain, Surface Winds
LTER Controlled Vocabulary v1 Air Temperature, Atmospheric Pressure, Climate, Dew point, Precipitation, Wind, Wind direction, Wind speed

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