armbestns: Station-based Surface Products

Surface pressure is shown in hPa from different SGP surface meteorological sites (color-coded) from ARMBESTNS data set for the Midlatitude Continental Convective Clouds Experiment (MC3E).

The ARM Best Estimate Station-based Surface (ARMBESTNS) data set merges together key surface measurements from the Southern Great Plains (SGP) sites. It is a twin data product of the ARM Best Estimate 2-dimensional Gridded Surface (ARMBE2DGRID) data set. Unlike the 2DGRID data set, the STNS data are reported at the original site locations and show the original information, except for the interpolation over time. Therefore, users have the flexibility to process the data with the approach most suitable for their applications.

Information about the input data, quality-control (QC) method, and output format of this data set is in the data documentation found with the data. The data are currently available for the year 2011 and will be extended to longer periods.


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  • AMF1
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  • AMF3

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Tang Q, S Xie, Y Zhang, T Phillips, J Santanello, D Cook, L Riihimaki, and K Gaustad. 2018. "Heterogeneity in Warm-Season Land-Atmosphere Coupling Over the U.S. Southern Great Plains." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(15), 10.1029/2018JD028463.
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