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Catalog Record: Inigok Meteorological Monitoring Program - Data Summary - National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska - BLM
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Inigok Meteorological Monitoring Program - Data Summary - National Petroleum Reserve - Alaska - BLM

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has established a meteorological monitoring station in a remote location of the southeastern NPR-A where there is a lack of high quality dispersion meteorological data for use in modeling and climatological data representing the region between the North Slope Coastal Plain and Brooks Range foothills. The meteorological data collected are intended to support BLM management decisions for the area through air modeling and to provide information for the BLM and other agencies with a study interest in the NPR-A. The specific project objective of this monitoring program is to establish a meteorological monitoring system to measure, with known accuracy and precision, the dispersion meteorology conditions at the project site for use in refined modeling. It is the intent of this project to collect at least five years of Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) data to characterize the climatic conditions at the site.

Reports below provide a summary of the annual meteorological data collected at the BLM NPR-A PSD meteorological monitoring station located at Inigok. Validated data are imbedded in the reports as csv files or Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) reports are also provided.

During two winters (October – January, 2014/2015 and October – January, 2015/2016), the horizontal wind sensors at Inigok were inoperable during six different occasions for more than three days due to freezing. While freezing of wind sensors invalidates data, other meteorological stations on the North Slope may be able to provide surrogate data. Through an assistant agreement between BLM and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Division of Air Quality (ADEC), ADEC compared Inigok PSD meteorological data with surrounding meteorological stations to determine if surrogate data could be used. See Surrogate Data Assessment provided below.

Quarterly reports for current year can be obtained from the contact person listed below.

Comments:The BLM NPR-A Inigok meteorological monitoring station was installed on March 25, 2014 and operated by AECOM through March 2018. Pinyon Environmental Inc. and its subcontractor Air Sciences Inc. took responsibility for operations on April 1, 2018. The Inigok meteorological monitoring QAPP 2018 (February 2018) is applicable for the data collected since April 1, 2018.

Ongoing
2014-04-01
2020-03-31

Data and Resources

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    Download :: Inigok Annual Meteorological Data Report: 2018 - 2019

    BLM Inigok Annual 2018 to 2019 Report_Final_Revised_20191106.pdf (23.3 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Annual Meteorological Data Report: 2017 - 2018

    Final BLM_NPR-A_Apr-2017_to_Mar-2018_Report_Rev_00_with_data (2).pdf (6.03 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Annual Meteorological Data Report: 2016 - 2017

    FINAL BLM_NPR-A_Apr-2016_to_Mar-2017_Report_Rev_00.pdf (6.26 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Annual Meteorological Data Report: 2015 - 2016

    FINAL BLM_NPR-A_Apr-2015_to_Mar-2016_Report_Rev_00.pdf (8.18 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Annual Meteorological Data Report: 2014 - 2015

    FINAL BLM_NPR-A_Apr-2014_to_Mar-2015_Report_Rev_00.pdf (9.03 MB)

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    Download :: Surrogate Data Assessment

    Inigok Feasibility Study_201702.pdf (3.22 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Meteorological Monitoring QAPP 2014 (January 2014)

    NPR-A Inigok Met Station QAPP Final.pdf (5.81 MB)

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    Download :: Final Revised Inigok Meteorological Monitoring QAPP 2014 (October 2014)

    NPR-A Inigok Met Station QAPP Final_revised 20141017.pdf (5.83 MB)

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    Download :: Inigok Meteorological Monitoring QAPP 2018 (February 2018)

    NPR-A Inigok Meteorological Monitoring QAPP_2018_BLM_v1.2.pdf (9.12 MB)

Status: Ongoing
Start Date: 2014/04/01
Type: Data
End Date: 2020/03/31
Data Types: Report, Database
Primary Contacts
Name: Kenneth (Alan) Peck
Title: Soil, Water and Air Program Lead
Email: kpeck@blm.gov
Phone: (907)-271-4411
Other Contacts
Name: V.J.Maisonet
Title: Air Resource Specialist
Email: vmaisonetmontanez@blm.gov
Phone: (907) 271 5713
Other Organizations
US Bureau of Land Management

Regions
North Slope

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