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Locally verified evaporation data from a NOAA evaporation pan at USDA Jornada Experimental Range headquarters, southern New Mexico USA, 1953-1979

Metadata Updated: September 21, 2023

This data package contains locally verified monthly total pan evaporation data from a NOAA National Weather Service station located at the USDA Jornada Experimental Range headquarters in southern New Mexico, USA. The evaporation pan measurements commenced in 1953 and ended in 1979 when the instrument was decommissioned. Pan evaporation observations were made using standard U.S. climatological service instrumentation and procedures. The included data were verified and transcribed directly from records retrieved from NOAA in ~1995 and have since undergone quality control and assurance procedures different than those in place at NOAA. These data therefore differ from those directly downloadable from NOAA servers. There is no further data from this decommissioned instrument, so this dataset is now complete and data will no longer be updated here.All observations from this weather station have also undergone NOAA QA/QC procedures and those data are available by accessing the Jornada Experimental Range, NM US GHCN station through the National Climatic Data Center portal ( - monthly pan evaporation data are available back to 1930, but there may be data issues prior to 1953).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date March 6, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 21, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from USDA JSON

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 6, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 21, 2023
Publisher Agricultural Research Service
Identifier knb-lter-jrn.210379003
Data Last Modified 2022-05-03
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 005:18
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