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Accession: MET-GCEM-1609 Research Theme: Meteorology (Monitoring)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, Dorset Hurley, Patrick Hagan, Wade Sheldon
Title: Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015
Abstract: Air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, photosynthetically-available and total solar radiation, and wind speed and direction were measured using an automated Campbell Scientific Instruments climate station installed at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Observations were logged at 15 minute intervals throughout the study period. The sensors were mounted on a 10m aluminum tower, with wind sensors mounted at the top, light sensors at approximately 5m, and other sensors at 2-3m to minimize interference from the surrounding landscape. This climate station was jointly operated by the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, and University of Georgia Marine Institute.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/3cb27a8002f1545f0b051d5365b12dd6
Key Words: air pressure, air temperature, atmosphere, climate, Climate Monitoring, climatology, humidity, long term monitoring, Long-term Data, Marsh Landing, meteorology, photosynthetically active radiation, solar radiation, wind
LTER Core Area: Primary Production
Research Themes: Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, Meteorology
Study Period: 01-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015
Study Sites:
ML -- Marsh Landing, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: Climate monitoring
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Data Table: MET-GCEM-1609 (Main data table for data set MET-GCEM-1609 containing 15 minute observational data, 35040 records)

Access: Public (released 26-Sep-2016)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [6535.34kb],  Text File [5443.01kb],  Text Report [5766.57kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [10980.84kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [10114.74kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Date yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS - GMT string Calendar date and time of observation
2 NESDIS_ID none string NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service Platform ID
3 NWSLID none string National Weather Service Location ID
4 Year YYYY integer Calendar year
5 Month MM integer Calendar month
6 Day DD integer Calendar day
7 Hour hr integer Hours - GMT
8 Minute min integer Minutes
9 Mean_Temp_Air °C floating-point Air temperature, 15 minute mean
10 Flag_Mean_Temp_Air none string QA/QC flags for Air temperature, 15 minute mean (flagging criteria, where "x" is Mean_Temp_Air: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q", flag_valuechange(x, 3, 3, 1) & Precipitation==0="Q", manual)
11 Max_Temp_Air °C floating-point Maximum air temperature, 15 minute
12 Flag_Max_Temp_Air none string QA/QC flags for Maximum air temperature, 15 minute (flagging criteria, where "x" is Max_Temp_Air: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q", flag_valuechange(x, 3, 3, 1) & Precipitation==0="Q", Max_Temp_Air<Mean_Temp_Air="I", manual)
13 Min_Temp_Air °C floating-point Air temperature, 15 minute minimum
14 Flag_Min_Temp_Air none string QA/QC flags for Air temperature, 15 minute minimum (flagging criteria, where "x" is Min_Temp_Air: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q", flag_valuechange(x, 3, 3, 1) & Precipitation==0="Q", Min_Temp_Air>Mean_Temp_Air="I", manual)
15 Humidity % floating-point Relative humidity, 15 minute average
16 Flag_Humidity none string QA/QC flags for Relative humidity, 15 minute average (flagging criteria, where "x" is Humidity: x<0="I", x>120="I", x<25="Q", x>100="Q", flag_percentchange(x, 25, 25, 1)="Q", manual)
17 Baro_Press mbar floating-point Barometric pressure, 15 minute average
18 Flag_Baro_Press none string QA/QC flags for Barometric pressure, 15 minute average (flagging criteria, where "x" is Baro_Press: x<0="I", x>1060="I", x<980="Q", x>1040="Q", manual)
19 Wind_Speed m/s floating-point Wind speed, 15 minute average
20 Flag_Wind_Speed none string QA/QC flags for Wind speed, 15 minute average (flagging criteria, where "x" is Wind_Speed: x<0="I", x>50="I", x>30="Q", Wind_Speed>Max_Wind_Speed="Q", manual)
21 Wind_Dir degrees floating-point Wind direction, 15 minute vector average performed by the CSI CR10X datalogger program; no magnetic correction
22 Flag_Wind_Dir none string QA/QC flags for Wind direction, 15 minute vector average performed by the CSI CR10X datalogger program; no magnetic correction (flagging criteria, where "x" is Wind_Dir: x<0="I", x>360="I", manual)
23 SD_Wind_Direction degrees floating-point Standard deviation of wind direction
24 Flag_SD_Wind_Direction none string QA/QC flags for Standard deviation of wind direction (flagging criteria, where "x" is SD_Wind_Direction: x<0="I", x>360="I", manual)
25 Max_Wind_Speed m/s floating-point Maximum wind speed, 15 minute
26 Flag_Max_Wind_Speed none string QA/QC flags for Maximum wind speed, 15 minute (flagging criteria, where "x" is Max_Wind_Speed: x<0="I", x>50="I", x>30="Q", Max_Wind_Speed<Wind_Speed="Q", manual)
27 Precipitation mm floating-point Precipitation totalled over 15 minutes observation period
28 Flag_Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Precipitation totalled over 15 minutes observation period (flagging criteria, where "x" is Precipitation: x<0="I", x>10="Q")
29 Total_PAR mmoles/m^2 floating-point Photosynthetically available radiation totalled over 15 minute observation period
30 Flag_Total_PAR none string QA/QC flags for Photosynthetically available radiation totalled over 15 minute observation period (flagging criteria, where "x" is Total_PAR: x<0="I", x>10000="I", x>2000="Q", manual)
31 Mean_PAR µE/m^2/s floating-point Mean flux density of photosynthetically available radiation during a 15 minute observation period
32 Flag_Mean_PAR none string QA/QC flags for Mean flux density of photosynthetically available radiation during a 15 minute observation period (flagging criteria, where "x" is Mean_PAR: x<0="I", manual)
33 Total_Solar_Rad kJ/m^2 floating-point Solar radiation (400-1100nm spectrum) totalled over a 15 minute observation period (i.e. 15 minute flux density)
34 Flag_Total_Solar_Rad none string QA/QC flags for Solar radiation (400-1100nm spectrum) totalled over a 15 minute observation period (i.e. 15 minute flux density) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Total_Solar_Rad: x<0="I", manual)
35 Total_Solar_Rad_kW kW/m^2 floating-point Solar radiation (i.e. average flux density, based on a 15 minute observation)
36 Flag_Total_Solar_Rad_kW none string QA/QC flags for Solar radiation (i.e. average flux density, based on a 15 minute observation) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Total_Solar_Rad_kW: x<0="I", manual)
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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2016. Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2015 to 31-Dec-2015. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3cb27a8002f1545f0b051d5365b12dd6

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.