Data comprise meterological measurements (mean, minimum and maximum daily air temperature, minimum and maximum daily relative humidity, wind speed (kilometres per second at 10metres height), dew point temperature, estimated actual vapour pressure, precipitation, estimated surface resistance, estimated albedo and estimated Potential evapotranspiration (PET)) for the Siksik catchment, North West Territories, Canada for 2013 and 2014.
The data were collected under Project HYDRA, a NERC funded UK research project linking Heriot Watt University, the Universities of Durham, Aberdeen and Stirling, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Edinburgh. Project HYDRA is part of the UK Arctic Research Programme. Project HYDRA studies sites in Arctic Canada to investigate the biological, chemical and physical controls on the release of greenhouse gases from permafrost into melt water and to the atmosphere and how these emissions will influence global warming.
Publication date: 2016-05-13
This dataset is part of the following
Meteorological data for the Siksik catchment, North West Territories, Canada at Longitude: 133. 26' 26" W, Latitude: 68. 44' 17"N Elevation: 85 metres, Watershed area: ~1 kilometre squared, time zone: Mountain Standard Time.
Daily air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, dew point and precipitation data was taken from http://climate.weather.gc.ca. Climate data was used to estimate actual vapour pressure and surface resistance using FAO methods. Potential evapotranspiration (PET) was estimated using the data and the Penman-Monteith method. Albedo was estimated using hobo shortwave sensor. Thaw depth was estimated using observations and the square root of degree day temperature. Thaw volume was based on thaw depth estimates.