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Title: Surface Meteorology, Barrow, Alaska, Area A, B, C and D, Ongoing from 2012

Meteorological data are being collected at several points within four intensive study areas in Barrow. These data assist in the calculation of the energy balance at the land surface and are also useful as inputs into modeling activities.
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Next Generation Ecosystems Experiment - Arctic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
54 Environmental Sciences; air temperature; relative humidity; incoming longwave radiation; incoming shortwave radiation; net radiation; outgoing longwave radiation; dewpoint temperature; outgoing shortwave radiation; summer precipitation; wind speed
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