The CIRMOUNT Mountain Climate Network ("MONET")
Work Group supports implementation of a network of long-term high-elevation
climate monitoring stations in western North America. MONET works
to develop a framework for coordinating the scattered existing and
nascent efforts toward this goal. MONET provides a central forum
for developing strategic station locations, minimum criteria for
station instrumentation and functioning, practical details about
equipment, installation and maintenance. MONET serves as a hub for
analysis, interpretation, and communication about high-elevation
climate in western mountains.
MONET plans to initiate a high-elevation version of the Climate
Reference Network, referred to as the Mountain Climate Reference
Because of the critical importance of high-elevation climate data
for many mountain studies, MONET actively coordinates with other
CIRMOUNT Work Groups.