Storm Peak Laboratory

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.

INSTRUMENT DATA

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: https://wrcc.dri.edu/weather/strm.html

CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS

Current weather conditions for Storm Peak Laboratory, from Meso West: https://mesowest.utah.edu/cgi-bin/droman/meso_base_dyn.cgi?stn=STORM

AEROSOLS

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/.

WATER 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:.

SOLAR 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.”

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.

CONTACT

Gannet Hallar, Ph.D.
Lab Director
Gannet.Hallar@dri.edu 

LAB LOCATION

P.O. Box 882530
Steamboat Springs, CO 80488
970.879.8796

DIVISION

Atmospheric Sciences