Comparison of meteorological observations and the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model output for winter 2019 at Johnson Mesa


The datasets contain air temperature, wind speed and wind direction observations from automatic weather stations (AWS) in the northern part of James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula with corresponding values simulated by the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. The investigation covers two periods: one in austral winter 2019 (25 May to 5 June 2019) and the second in austral summer 2020 (5–20 January 2020). For both periods, observations from five (air temperature) and two (wind characteristics) AWS are provided together with the WRF model results utilizing three different boundary layer schemes. Data allows validation of model performance in a complex partly-glaciated terrain of the northern part of James Ross Island. The model was run in high horizontal resolution (700 m) and was forced by the ERA5 atmospheric reanalysis and the University in Bremen sea ice data. Further details on model configuration can be found in the Matějka et al. (2021) paper, doi:

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Creator Matějka, Michael (ORCID: 0000-0003-1108-7474); Láska, Kamil (ORCID: 0000-0002-5199-9737); Jeklová, Klára; Hošek, Jiří
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference Czech Science Foundation, CZ 02 1 01 0 0 0 0 16_013 0001708; Czech Science Foundation, GA20 20240S; Czech Science Foundation, MUNI A 1570 2020
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1056 data points
Discipline Atmospheric Sciences; Geosciences; Meteorology; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-57.933 LON, -63.822 LAT); James Ross Island
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-05-25T01:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-06-05T00:00:00Z