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MOUNTAIN CLIMATE NETWORK PROJECTS

Developing Minimum Criteria for Mountain Climate Monitoring Stations.
MONET will draft minimum standards for mountain climate monitoring stations, recognizing that different capacities exist. Three tiers of climate stations are proposed, according to standards that various sponsoring groups can achieve. Sites that could meet strict criteria for long-term consistency would be in Tier 1, those that could meet fewer and lower standards in Tier 2, and those for "weather" purposes (rather than "climate") would be in Tier 3. Standards for each will be drafted and sent for review by Work Group participants.
Contact Kelly Redmond for more information (krwrcc@dri.edu).

Developing a Mountain Climate Reference Network (MCRN)
MONET seeks to develop a high-elevation version of the US Climate Reference Network for western North America. The primary goal of the US program (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/uscrn/) is to provide future long-term homogeneous observations of temperature and precipitation that can be coupled to long-term historical observations for the detection and attribution of present and future climate change. MCRN seeks to extend the US program goals by ensuring high-elevation representation of stations.
Contact Kelly Redmond for more information (krwrcc@dri.edu).

Supporting Monitoring Sites - Equipment, Installations, and Maintenance
MONET participants can provide experience and information on durable equipment for high-elevation climate monitoring and consultation on installation and maintenance of high-elevation equipment and stations.
Contact Mark Losleben for more information (markl@culter.colorado.edu).