Air temperature (daily mean), Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Peter Jansson - Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography orcid

Description:

Daily mean air temperature from Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011 based on automatic weather recordings. From 1965 to 1989 air temperatures were measured with platinum resistance thermometers (Pt100) placed in a Stevenson type radiation screen and recorded every minute by chart recorders. In 1988 a new automatic weather station was installed. Both systems were operated in parallel until 1998 to allow direct comparison. Since 1 July, 1989, the data from the new automatic station have been used in the Tarfala temperature series. In July 1995, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) installed an automatic weather station approximately 20 m east of the Tarfala weather station as part of their national network. Data from SMHI and those from additional sensors at the Tarfala station were used to fill occasional gaps in the data series. When simultaneous measurements were not available gaps were filled using downscaled ERA40 data of the grid cell containing Tarfala.

Topic classification:

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Climate Research, Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere

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Air temperature (daily mean) Tarfala Reserarch Station 1965-2011

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ulf Jonsell - Swedish Polar Research Secretariat

Peter Jansson - Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography orcid

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Description:

Daily mean air temperature from Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011 based on automatic weather recordings. From 1965 to 1989 air temperatures were measured with platinum resistance thermometers (Pt100) placed in a Stevenson type radiation screen and recorded every minute by chart recorders. In 1988 a new automatic weather station was installed. Both systems were operated in parallel until 1998 to allow direct comparison. Since 1 July, 1989, the data from the new automatic station have been used in the Tarfala temperature series. In July 1995, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) installed an automatic weather station approximately 20 m east of the Tarfala weather station as part of their national network. Data from SMHI and those from additional sensors at the Tarfala station were used to fill occasional gaps in the data series. When simultaneous measurements were not available gaps were filled using downscaled ERA40 data of the grid cell containing Tarfala.

Time period(s) investigated:

1965-01-01 — 2011-12-31

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Tarfala

Topic classification:

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Climate Research, Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere

Publications

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Ulf Jonsell, Regine Hock & Martial Duguay (2013) Recent air and ground temperature increases at Tarfala Research Station, Sweden, Polar Research, 32:1, 19807, DOI: 10.3402/polar.v32i0.19807

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Air temperature (daily mean) Tarfala Reserarch Station 1965-2011

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Air temperature (daily mean), Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011

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Ulf Jonsell, Peter Jansson (2018). Air temperature (daily mean), Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5879/gp51-a110

Description:

Daily mean air temperature from Tarfala Research Station 1965-2011 based on automatic weather recordings. From 1965 to 1989 air temperatures were measured with platinum resistance thermometers (Pt100) placed in a Stevenson type radiation screen and recorded every minute by chart recorders. In 1988 a new automatic weather station was installed. Both systems were operated in parallel until 1998 to allow direct comparison. Since 1 July, 1989, the data from the new automatic station have been used in the Tarfala temperature series. In July 1995, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) installed an automatic weather station approximately 20 m east of the Tarfala weather station as part of their national network. Data from SMHI and those from additional sensors at the Tarfala station were used to fill occasional gaps in the data series. When simultaneous measurements were not available gaps were filled using downscaled ERA40 data of the grid cell containing Tarfala.

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