P.O. Box 882530
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488

Elevation:  10,525 ft.


Available Data from Storm Peak Laboratory

Storm Peak Laboratory uses many atmospheric science instruments, many of which are hosted for other organizations and a number of the data products are available on-line.


View Storm Peak Laboratory facility instrument data for temperature, pressure, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and wind gust. Data updated every 5 minutes via the Western Regional Climate Center. 


Current weather conditions for Storm Peak Laboratory can be found at: wrcc.dri.edu/weather/strm.html


The goals of this regional-scale monitoring program are to characterize means, variability, and trends of climate-forcing properties of different types of aerosols, and to understand the factors that control these properties. The Aerosol group within the Global Monitoring Divison's measurements also provide ground-truth for satellite measurements and global models, as well as key aerosol parameters for global-scale models. Data from Storm Peak Laboratory is available at www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aero/.

noaa logo smlWATER VAPOR

The purpose of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Ground-Based GPS-integrated precipitable water project is to:

  • Evaluate the engineering and scientific bases of surface-based GPS meteorology
  • Demonstrate the feasibility and utility of using surface-based GPS observations for improved weather forecasting, climate monitoring, and satellite sensor calibration/validation
  • Transfer this observing system technology to operational use

Data from SPL's instrument is available at gpsmet.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/gnuplots/rti_plots.cgi?SITES=SPL1:.

U.S. Department of AgricultureSOLAR RADIATION

The U.S. Department of Agriculture continuously monitors incoming solar radiation. This data is available at uvb.nrel.colostate.edu/UVB/uvb-dataAccess.jsf. This link takes you to the data products page. After choosing a data product, pull down location tab and choose “Colorado, Steamboat Springs”.. 

National Center for Atmospheric Research on Carbon Dioxide CARBON DIOXIDE

The National Center for Atmospheric Research maintains the Regional Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Network in the Rocky Mountains. A station has been located at Storm Peak Laboratory since September 2005. This continuous CO2 data is available at eol.ucar.edu/~stephens/RACCOON. To view the Storm Peak Laboratory data, please choose “SPL Full Record” in the left column.

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