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Station Characteristics 2009-02-09/-147256320
GAW ID SGP Southern Great Plains E13 (OK) (United States)
WMO ID Contributing station in WMO RA IV - North/Central America
station status full operation 36.60000°N 97.50000°W (318 m a.s.l.)
time zone UTC-6 http://www.arm.gov/sites/sgp.stm
climate zone Cfa (Warm temperate climate, fully humid, hot summer)  
other affiliations AERONET(Cart_Site), BSRN, NOAA-ESRL/CCG, NOAA-ESRL/AERO(SGP), TCCON(Lamont)
description The sampling site is located in the Southern Great Plains, within the US DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program testbed. The testbed is a 350 km x 350 km area studied and modeled by ARM. It is officially called the ARM-CART (cloud and radiation testbed). The local topography is very flat. Land use is mostly agriculture; main land cover is winter wheat and pasture. Scientists are using the information obtained from the SGP site to improve cloud and radiative models and parameterizations and, thereby, the performance of atmospheric general circulation models used for climate research. There are 30 scientists and technicians who collect and monitor data from the central facility instruments and from remote instruments throughout the site. The SGP is the largest and most extensive climate research field site in the world.
Picture of Southern Great Plains E13 (OK) facility

Measurement Program
type data center parameter method contributor data available details
Aerosol CCN concentration spectra Cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) counter NOAA-ESRL-GMD
WDCA Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 2005-04-01 ~ 2013-01-01
WDCA Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2005-04-01
WDCA Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 2005-04-01 ~ 2013-01-01
WDCA Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2005-04-01
Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol Light absorption photometry NOAA-ESRL-GMD
Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol Light absorption photometry NOAA-ESRL-GMD
WDCA Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
WDCA Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating NOAA-ESRL-GMD
WDCA Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
WDCA Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol Nephelometry, integrating NOAA-ESRL-GMD
Major inorganic components (coarse) Ion Chromatography (IC) [general] NOAA-PMEL
Major inorganic components (fine) Ion Chromatography (IC) [general] NOAA-PMEL
WDCA Number concentration Condensation particle counter (CPC) 1997-01-01 ~ 2014-01-01
Number concentration Condensation particle counter (CPC) NOAA-ESRL-GMD
Greenhouse Gas CH4 Fourier-transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR) unknown
WDCGG CH4 ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-01 ~ 2013-12-26
CO2 Fourier-transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR) unknown
WDCGG CO2 ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-01 ~ 2012-12-27
WDCGG CO2 [C-13] ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-01 ~ 2012-12-27
WDCGG CO2 [O-18] ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-01 ~ 2012-12-27
WDCGG N2O ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-02 ~ 2010-04-08
N2O Fourier-transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR) unknown
WDCGG SF6 ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-02 ~ 2010-04-08
Reactive Gas WDCGG C2H6 (ethane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
WDCGG C3H8 (propane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
CO Fourier-transform IR spectroscopy (FTIR) unknown
WDCGG CO ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-01 ~ 2012-12-27
WDCGG i-C4H10 (2-methylpropane, iso-butane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
WDCGG i-C5H12 (2-methylbutane, iso-pentane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
WDCGG n-C4H10 (n-butane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
WDCGG n-C5H12 (n-pentane) GC-FID NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2005-11-17 ~ 2011-01-14
Other Gas WDCGG H2 ## Flask sampling NOAA-ESRL-GMD 2002-04-02 ~ 2010-04-08
Meteo WDCA Humidity 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
WDCA Humidity 1997-01-01 ~ 2013-01-01
Trajectories ## Numerical Model NOAA-ESRL-GMD

Contact Person(s)
name Dr. Detlev Helmig
address Associate Research Professor Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) University of Colorado
1560 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80309-0450
United States
2013-01-24/-147256377
phone +1 (303) 492-2509
fax
mailto detlev@instaar.colorado.edu
url
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Reactive Gas: C2H6 (ethane), Reactive Gas: C3H8 (propane), Reactive Gas: i-C4H10 (2-methylpropane, iso-butane), Reactive Gas: i-C5H12 (2-methylbutane, iso-pentane), Reactive Gas: n-C4H10 (n-butane), Reactive Gas: n-C5H12 (n-pentane)]

name Dr. Anne Jefferson
address NOAA/ESRL/GMD and University of Colorado/CIRES
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
United States
2011-01-31/-147256518
phone
fax
mailto Anne.Jefferson@noaa.gov
url
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Aerosol: CCN concentration spectra, Aerosol: Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Light absorption coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Light backscattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Light scattering coefficient, total aerosol, Aerosol: Number concentration]

name Dr. Chuck Long
address Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
P.O. Box 999, MSIN: K9-24
Richland, WA 99352
United States
2008-11-24/-147256320
phone
fax
mailto chuck.long@pnl.gov
url
GAW function
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name Dr. Paul C. Novelli
address NOAA-ESRL-GMD
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305
United States
2012-01-12/2141914043
phone +1 303-497-6774
fax +1 303-497-6290
mailto paul.c.novelli@noaa.gov
url
GAW function Member of SAG Reactive Gases
station function Measurement leader [Reactive Gas: CO]

name Dr. Patricia K. Quinn
address NOAA PMEL
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
United States
2007-12-21/0
phone +1-206-526-6892
fax +1-206-526-6744
mailto Patricia.K.Quinn@noaa.gov
url
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Aerosol: Major inorganic components (coarse), Aerosol: Major inorganic components (fine)]

name Dr. Coleen Roehl
address California Institute of Technology Geology & Planetary Sciences / Environmental Science & Engineering
063/064 S. Mudd
Pasadena, CA 91125
United States
2011-02-09/0
phone +1 626 395 2472
fax +1 626 585 1917
mailto coleen@gps.caltech.edu
url http://www.gps.caltech.edu/people/coleen/profile
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name Mr. Bruce Vaughn
address University of Colorado Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR)
Campus box 450
Boulder, CO 80309-0450
United States
2006-06-12/0
phone +1-303-492-7985
fax +1-303-492-6388
mailto bruce.vaughn@colorado.edu
url
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Greenhouse Gas: CO2 [C-13], Greenhouse Gas: CO2 [O-18], Greenhouse Gas: N2O, Greenhouse Gas: SF6, Other Gas: H2]

name Prof. Dr. Paul O. Wennberg
address California Institute of Technology Geology & Planetary Sciences / Environmental Science & Engineering
063/064 S. Mudd
Pasadena, CA 91125
United States
2011-02-09/0
phone +1 626 395 2447
fax +1 626 585 1917
mailto wennberg@gps.caltech.edu
url http://www.gps.caltech.edu/~wennberg/
GAW function
station function Measurement leader [Greenhouse Gas: CH4, Greenhouse Gas: CO2, Greenhouse Gas: N2O, Reactive Gas: CO]

name Dr. Debra Wunch
address California Institute of Technology Geology & Planetary Sciences / Environmental Science & Engineering
Mail Code 150-21; 1200 E California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125
United States
2011-02-09/0
phone +1 626 395 8552
fax +1 626 585 1917
mailto dwunch@caltech.edu
url http://www.gps.caltech.edu/people/dwunch/profile
GAW function
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