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Air temperature data for Saddle chart recorder from 1981-7-9 to ongoing, daily

Data set creator(s): Mark Losleben

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Air temperature data were collected on a daily time-scale from the Saddle climate station (3525 m) since 1981. Over time, various circumstances have led to days with missing values. Some of these values were estimated from redundant sensors and nearby climate stations. Greenland 1987 was a basis for the methodology; however when it was not possible to use this methodology, new methods were developed.


Study site was the Saddle climate station (3525 m).

Date Range:

1981-7-9 to ongoing




maximum air temperature, minimum air temperature, average air temperature

Location: Saddle chart recorder

At a glance:

Saddle site
Elevation: 3500 m


Location Group: Saddle

Found within: Niwot Ridge (USFS - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve)
Located in: USFS - UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
(Click to learn more about these locations)

More data from: Saddle

Core Data Set: No
Discipline: Climatology/meteorology
Award Or Grant: DEB1027341, DEB1637686

Data Citation

Losleben, Mark. 2019. Air temperature data for Saddle chart recorder from 1981-7-9 to ongoing, daily. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/898ace0c0a391f3679f9da8ef138ad26

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #DEB-1637686. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necesarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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