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Wood, Wendy H; Marshall, Shawn J; Fargey, Shannon E; Whitehead, Terri L (2017): Daily temperature data from the Foothills Climate Array Mesonet, Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2005-2010. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Wood, WH et al. (2018): Daily temperature records from a mesonet in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2005-2010. Earth System Science Data, 10(1), 595-607,

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Near-surface air temperatures were monitored from 2005 to 2010 in a mesoscale network of 230 sites in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Alberta, Canada. The monitoring network covers a range of elevations from 890 to 2880 m above sea level and an area of about 18 000 km², sampling a variety of topographic settings and surface environments with an average spatial density of one station per 78 km². This paper presents the multiyear temperature dataset from this study, with minimum, maximum, and mean daily temperature data. In this paper, we describe the quality control and processing methods used to clean and filter the data and assess its accuracy. Overall data coverage for the study period is 91 %. We introduce a weather-system-dependent gap-filling technique to estimate the missing 9 % of data. Monthly and seasonal distributions of minimum, maximum, and mean daily temperature lapse rates are shown for the region.
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Wood, Wendy H; Marshall, Shawn J; Fargey, Shannon E; Whitehead, Terri L (2018): Near-surface atmospheric humidity data from a mesoscale meteorological network in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, 2005-2010. PANGAEA,
Median Latitude: 50.946088 * Median Longitude: -114.589459 * South-bound Latitude: 50.309704 * West-bound Longitude: -116.279825 * North-bound Latitude: 51.494713 * East-bound Longitude: -113.351041
Date/Time Start: 2005-07-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2010-06-30T00:00:00
FoothillsClimateArray * Latitude Start: 51.490000 * Longitude Start: -116.410000 * Latitude End: 50.250000 * Longitude End: -113.290000 * Location: Rocky Mountains, Canada * Device: Weather station/meteorological observation (WST)
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1Station labelStationWood, Wendy HFCAID
2HEIGHT above groundHeightmWood, Wendy HGeocode – sensor height
3DescriptionDescriptionWood, Wendy Hsite type
4DescriptionDescriptionWood, Wendy Hland surface type
5LATITUDELatitudeWood, Wendy HGeocode
6LONGITUDELongitudeWood, Wendy HGeocode
7ELEVATIONElevationm a.s.l.Wood, Wendy HGeocode
8DATE/TIMEDate/TimeWood, Wendy HGeocode
9Temperature, air, daily minimumTnTnTn day min°CWood, Wendy H
10Temperature, air, daily meanTTT daily m°CWood, Wendy H
11Temperature, air, daily maximumTxTxTx day max°CWood, Wendy H
12Method commentMethod commWood, Wendy Hactual = measured data, estimate = gap-filled data
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