GRUAN Status

since 2014
active

Site Name

GRUAN (code, name)
BEL Beltsville
-short
Beltsville
-long, international
Howard University Beltsville Observation Site
-long, national
Howard University Beltsville Observation Site
WMO (code, name)
-

Location

Country
United States
State
Maryland
Latitude
39.0542 °N
Longitude
76.8775 °W
Altitude
53 m

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Institution / Operator

Name
Howard University
-long, international
Howard University
-long, national
Howard University
Website
www.howard.edu
Description
University

Site Contact

Name
Belay B. Demoz
Affiliation
Howard University
Address
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Howard University
2355 6th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
E-Mail
bbdemoz@howard.edu
Phone
+1 202-806-6245, +1 301-419-9031
Fax
+1 202-806-5830

Site Description

Foundation
~2000
General type
urban
Topography
Flat: transition from coastal to the piedmont area of State of Maryland
Land use (within 10 km)
Mixed: urban to the west and agricultural research station to the east and sout east.
Climate
Climate is cotrolled by west-northwesterly flow of cold temperatues in the winter and high pressure to the south in the summer. This is also moderated by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The daily mean temperature is about 13°C ranging from around 1°C in January to about 25°C in July. Average precipitation (near the station) I about 106 cm annually (1971–2000) and may recive about 56cm in snowfall.
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Membership In Other Networks

SURFRAD
BSRN
CEOP

Relevant Documents

ICM-9 (2017)

GRUAN Site Report for Beltsville - Ricardo Sakai

NWS Sterling Field Support Center (SFSC) Introducing GRUAN Mid-Atlantic Consortium (GMAC): Vision, Composition, Current Activities, Plans - Belay B. Demoz and Dan Brewer

ICM-8 (2016)

GRUAN Station Report for Beltsville - Ricardo Sakai

GRUAN Related Activities at the Beltsville Site - Ricardo Sakai

ICM-7 (2015)

GRUAN Station Report for Beltsville - Ricardo Sakai and Belay B Demoz

Update: GRUAN Related Activities @ Howard University Beltsville Campus. - Belay Demoz and Ricardo Sakai