This file contains hourly meteorological data that were collected from a network of 10 permanent weather stations on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.


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This dataset was originally published on the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Data Portal,, and potentially via other repositories or portals as described. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) of the source data package is doi:10.6073/pasta/4d71c09b242602114fb684c843e9d6ac, and may be accessed at Metadata and files included in this record mirror as closely as possible the source data and documentation, with the provenance metadata and quality report generated by the LTER portal reproduced here as '*-provenance.xml' and *-report.html' files, respectively.


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Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project


Temporal coverage

1988-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Spatial coverage

Five Points Meteorological Station (No. 49) is at the Southern edge of Mckenzie Flats - about 2.5 km west of the actual Five-Points. North of the road and just northeast of the intersection where another road takes off going north. Transition area from creosote to the south into Grasslands to the northSouth Gate Meteorological Station (No. 41) is located about 2 km north of the south boundary of the Sevilleta on the east side of the refugeCerro Montoso Meteorological Station (No. 42) is at the eastern edge of the Sevilleta in a small bowl - Montosa Draw. Cerro Montoso is just to the south and there is a lower set of hills to the north.Red Tank Meteorological Station (No. 43) is located on a low ridge which overlooks the confluence of 2 smallwatersheds to the west. The station is located about 100 m to the west of where the road to Red Tank ends at the diversion channel.Rio Salado Meteorological Station (No. 44) is located about 3 km West I-25 just south of the Rio Salado. Site is accessed by taking San Acacia exit, going west and then taking the frontage road back north to the Sevilleta gate. After entering the refuge turn left after about .2 mi and take this road about 1.4 mi to a T in the road at the power lines. An earthen berm stops road travel here and the station is located about 300 m west on the blocked road.Bronco Well Meteorological Station (No. 45) is located on the west side of the Sevilleta, near the north boundary of the refuge and about halfway between the Rio Grande and the western boundary of the refuge. Area is generally Colorado Plateau grassland.Field Station Meteorological Station (No. 1) is located just north of UNM's Sevilleta Field Station. Access is via exit #169 from I-25, taking the road into the refuge leadin to the US Fish and Wildlife Sevilleta headquarters and taking the turn-off to the UNM Field Station. The met station is located about 100 m north of the northern most buildings in the compoundSavanna (also called Lower Goat Draw) Meteorological Station (No. 48) is at the north-eastern edge of the Sevilleta in lower Goat Draw. In low hills just west of the Goat Draw wash and about 1 km up the wash.Blue Grama Meteorological Station (No. 50) is located on the eastern edge of Mckenzie Flats near base of Los Pinos Mountains. About 1 mile south of old ranch headquarters about 200 m west of roadDeep Well Meteorological Station (No. 40) is about half way between Black Butte and FivePoints. It is about 200 m west of the road.Langmuir Meteorological Station (No. 46) is located at the top of North Peak atop the Magdalena Mountains in Central New Mexico. The vegetation is mixture of Spruce/fir and Alpine meadowsBosque Del Apache Meteorological Station (No. 47) is located on the Bosque Del Apache Wildlife Refuge, south of the Sevilleta NWR.



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knb-lter-sev.1.13-metadata.html (788 kB)
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knb-lter-sev.1.13-provenance.xml (3 kB)
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knb-lter-sev.1.13-report.html (86 kB)
Show original LTER Network Data Portal ingest report

sev1_meteorology_1988-1995.txt (81948 kB)
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sev1_meteorology_1996-2000.txt (59695 kB)
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sev1_meteorology_2001-2005.txt (67059 kB)
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sev1_meteorology_2006-2010.txt (68971 kB)
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sev1_meteorology_2011-2015.txt (68186 kB)
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