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SPLASH Field Study; Surface Meteorological Observations at Roaring Judy, Colorado, 2021-09-28 to 2023-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0287379)

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From fall 2021 through summer 2023, NOAA and research partners conducted a field study (SPLASH - the Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere and Surface for Hydrometeorology). This field study established a state-of-the-art observing network in the East River watershed of the Colorado mountains with a goal of advancing weather and water prediction capabilities in areas with complex terrain.

Objectives included research to apply SPLASH observations and the associated processes to evaluate and improve NOAA's latest suite of modeling tools, including the Unified Forecast System, Rapid Refresh Forecast System, and National Water Model. The ultimate goal of this project is improved prediction of weather and water in the Colorado mountains and beyond to inform societal preparedness and response.

This archive consists of Surface Meteorological observations taken at the Roaring Judy, Colorado site.
  • Cite as: Ballard, Brad; White, Allen; Gottas, Daniel (2024). SPLASH Field Study; Surface Meteorological Observations at Roaring Judy, Colorado, 2021-09-28 to 2023-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0287379). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/sx1d-p897. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2021-09-28 to 2023-09-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: -106.852563
East: -106.852563
South: 38.717235
North: 38.717235
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Adler, B., Wilczak, J. M., Bianco, L., Bariteau, L., Cox, C. J., de Boer, G., Djalalova, I. V., Gallagher, M. R., Intrieri, J. M., Meyers, T. P., Myers, T. A., Olson, J. B., Pezoa, S., Sedlar, J., Smith, E., Turner, D. D., & White, A. B. (2023). Impact of Seasonal Snow‐Cover Change on the Observed and Simulated State of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer in a High‐Altitude Mountain Valley. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128(12). https://doi.org/10.1029/2023jd038497
  • de Boer, G., White, A., Cifelli, R., Intrieri, J., Hughes, M., Mahoney, K., Meyers, T., Lantz, K., Hamilton, J., Currier, W., Sedlar, J., Cox, C., Hulm, E., Riihimaki, L. D., Adler, B., Bianco, L., Morales, A., Wilczak, J., Elston, J., … Webb, R. S. (2023). Supporting Advancement in Weather and Water Prediction in the Upper Colorado River Basin: The SPLASH Campaign. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104(10), E1853–E1874. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-22-0147.1
  • Feldman, D. R., Aiken, A. C., Boos, W. R., Carroll, R. W. H., Chandrasekar, V., Collis, S., Creamean, J. M., de Boer, G., Deems, J., DeMott, P. J., Fan, J., Flores, A. N., Gochis, D., Grover, M., Hill, T. C. J., Hodshire, A., Hulm, E., Hume, C. C., Jackson, R., … Xu, Z. (2023). The Surface Atmosphere Integrated Field Laboratory (SAIL) Campaign. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 104(12), E2192–E2222. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-22-0049.1
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2024-01-31
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: P0BMCH
Purpose From fall 2021 through summer 2023, NOAA and research partners conducted a field study (SPLASH - the Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere and Surface for Hydrometeorology). This field study established a state-of-the-art observing network in the East River watershed of the Colorado mountains with a goal of advancing weather and water prediction capabilities in areas with complex terrain. Anticipated Benefits: In combination with scientific analysis of the resulting datasets, research will apply SPLASH observations and the resulting enhanced process-understanding to evaluate and improve NOAA's latest suite of modeling tools, including the Unified Forecast System, Rapid Refresh Forecast System, and National Water Model. The ultimate goal of this project will be improved prediction of weather and water in the Colorado mountains and beyond to inform societal preparedness and response.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Ballard, Brad; White, Allen; Gottas, Daniel (2024). SPLASH Field Study; Surface Meteorological Observations at Roaring Judy, Colorado, 2021-09-28 to 2023-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0287379). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/sx1d-p897. Accessed [date].
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Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
  • Related Funding Agency: Cooperative Institute for Research in Atmospheric Science
  • Related Funding Agency: Black Swift Technologies
  • Related Funding Agency: US Department of Energy
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; ESRL; Global Systems Laboratory (GSL)
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; ESRL; Global Monitoring Laboratory (GML)
  • Related Funding Agency: Colorado State University
  • Related Funding Agency: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Related Funding Agency: National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; OAR; ESRL; Physical Sciences Laboratory
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • Related Funding Agency: University of Colorado - Boulder; Cooperative Institute for Research In Environmental Sciences
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • climatology
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Field 10: Wind Direction (degrees)
  • Field 11: Wind Direction Standard Deviation (degrees)
  • Field 12: Battery Voltage (volts)
  • Field 13: Maximum Wind Speed (m/s)
  • Field 1: Datalogger ID
  • Field 2: Year (end time of average)
  • Field 3: Julian Day (end time of average)
  • Field 4: HoursMinutes (end time of average)
  • Field 5: Pressure (mb)
  • Field 6: Temperature (C)
  • Field 7: Relative Humidity (%)
  • Field 8: Scalar Wind Speed (m/s)
  • Field 9: Vector Wind Speed (m/s)
Data Center keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords Provider Instruments
  • Surface Meteorology
Project keywords Provider Project Names
  • SPLASH - Study of Precipitation, the Lower Atmosphere, and Surface for Hydrometeorology
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Ballard, Brad; White, Allen; Gottas, Daniel (2024). SPLASH Field Study; Surface Meteorological Observations at Roaring Judy, Colorado, 2021-09-28 to 2023-09-05 (NCEI Accession 0287379). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.25921/sx1d-p897. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2024-01-31T23:50:01Z - NCEI Accession 0287379 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 1: Datalogger ID (measured); Units: Number; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 2: Year (end time of average) (measured); Units: Number; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 3: Julian Day (end time of average) (measured); Units: Number; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 4: HoursMinutes (end time of average) (measured); Units: HoursMinutes (end time of average); Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 5: Pressure (mb) (measured); Units: millibars; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 6: Temperature (C) (measured); Units: degrees Celsius; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 7: Relative Humidity (%) (measured); Units: percent; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 8: Scalar Wind Speed (m/s) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 9: Vector Wind Speed (m/s) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 10: Wind Direction (degrees) (measured); Units: degree; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 11: Wind Direction Standard Deviation (degrees) (measured); Units: degree; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 12: Battery Voltage (volts) (measured); Units: volts; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
  • Parameter or Variable: Field 13: Maximum Wind Speed (m/s) (measured); Units: m/s; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: Surface Meteorology.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • anemometer
  • barometer
  • thermistor
Last Modified: 2024-06-10T13:31:28Z
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