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Meteorological observations and measurements collected during the Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment (SPADE), April – June 2019

Description: Global Water Future’s Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment (SPADE) was initiated to enhance our knowledge of the contribution of different moisture flows on precipitation across the Canadian Rockies. SPADE installed instrumentation on both sides of the continental divide to gather automated and manual observations during an intensive field campaign from 24 April to 26 June 2019. Various meteorological instruments were deployed including a two Doppler LiDARs, three vertically pointing micro rain radars and three optical disdrometers, alongside human observers during precipitation events. Detailed meteorological data such as air temperature, relative humidity, 3D wind fields, vertical profiles of radar reflectivity and Doppler velocity, precipitation and its type, and snow microphotography images were collected. This dataset will serve as a baseline for future work on atmospheric conditions over major orographic features by comparing the varying conditions on either side of a large topographic feature.
Notes: Item exited embargo and became publicly available on 2020-07-12
L’élément est sorti de sa période d’embargo et est devenu public le 2020-07-12
Authors: Thériault, Julie M.; Université du Québec à Montréal
Déry, Stephen J.; University of Northern British Columbia; https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3553-8949 ORCID iD
Pomeroy, John; University of Saskatchewan
Stewart, Ronald E.; University of Manitoba
Smith, Hilary; University of Northern British Columbia; Université du Québec à Montréal
Thompson, Hadleigh; Université du Québec à Montréal
Bertoncini, André; University of Saskatchewan
Desroches-Lapointe, Aurélie; Université du Québec à Montréal
Hébert-Pinard, Charlie; Université du Québec à Montréal
Mitchell, Selina; University of Northern British Columbia
Morris, Jeremy; University of Northern British Columbia
Almonte, Juris; Environment and Climate Change Canada
Lachapelle, Mathieu; Université du Québec à Montréal
Mariani, Zen; Environment and Climate Change Canada
Carton, Cécile; Université du Québec à Montréal
Keywords: Hydrometeorology
atmospheric sciences
meteorology
precipitation
continental divide
Canadian Rockies
Date: 12-Jul-2020
Publisher: Federated Research Data Repository / dépôt fédéré de données de recherche
URI: https://doi.org/10.20383/101.0221
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Geographic Coverage: 
Place Name
University of Calgary Biogeoscience Institute
City
Calgary
Province /
Province / Territory
Alberta
Territory
 
Country
Canada

Place Name
Fortress Mountain Powerline
City
Kananaskis
Province /
Province / Territory
Alberta
Territory
 
Country
Canada

Place Name
Fortress Junction Service
City
Kananaskis
Province /
Province / Territory
Alberta
Territory
 
Country
Canada

Place Name
Storm Mountain Lodge - Banff National Park
Province /
Province / Territory
Alberta
Territory
 
Country
Canada

Place Name
Nipika Mountain Resort
City
Radium Hot Springs
Province /
Province / Territory
British Columbia
Territory
 
Country
Canada
Geolocation Box: 
West Longitude
-117
East Longitude
-114
North Latitude
52
South Latitude
50
Geographic Point: 
Latitude
51.026681
Longitude
-115.034411

Latitude
50.82423333
Longitude
-115.1972167

Latitude
50.785568
Longitude
-115.160941

Latitude
51.25283667
Longitude
-115.9988733

Latitude
50.61183889
Longitude
-115.8008167
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Citation
Thériault, J. , Déry, S. , Pomeroy, J. , Stewart, R. , Smith, H. , Thompson, H. , Bertoncini, A. , Desroches-Lapointe, A. , Hébert-Pinard, C. , Mitchell, S. , Morris, J. , Almonte, J. , Lachapelle, M. , Mariani, Z. , Carton, C. (2020) Meteorological observations and measurements collected during the Storms and Precipitation Across the continental Divide Experiment (SPADE), April – June 2019. Federated Research Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.20383/101.0221