Palmer Station climatology summary data, 1989-present (ongoing).

For the period 1999 on, summaries were checked for math errors, transcription errors, typos, misread graphs, and coding and data entry inconsistencies.

For the period before 1999, a much more cursory review was performed. Suspicious values were investigated and corrected by, if possible, appealing to the original 1-10 forms. If that proved to be impossible, other sources of data, including NCDC or other repositories of the original coded synoptic observations, EnPAWS (a rudimentary automated basic parameter system at Palmer), Bonaparte Point's AWS, or cmdr's manual "weather scroll", were consulted.

Wind speeds and gusts had to be corrected between 2/28/2019 17:56 UTC - 11/20/2019 16:17 UTC due to the wrong propeller being installed on the BASE wind sensor. All files with "_fix" appended to them have been corrected. The correction coefficient that was applied was 0.588.


Additional Information

Author Palmer Station Research Associate
Maintainer Antarctic Meteorological Research and Data Center
Version 2024-05
Last Updated May 23, 2024, 13:56 (UTC)
Created February 17, 2023, 13:55 (UTC)
Categories Observational data
Citation Palmer Station Research Associate (2023). "Palmer Station climatology summary data, 1989-present (ongoing)." AMRDC Data Repository, accessed YYYY-MM-DD,
Collection Begin Date 1989-01-01
Collection End Date Ongoing
Format Text
Location 64° 46.453'S 64° 2.842'W
Platform Mesotech Automatic Weather Station (Current)