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Accession: MET-GCES-2010 Research Theme: Meteorology (Monitoring)
Contributors: Wade M. Sheldon Jr., Jacob Shalack, Daniela Di Iorio, Merryl Alber
Title: Long-term Meteorological Data from the GCE-LTER Eddy Covariance Flux Tower on Sapelo Island, Georgia
Abstract: Long-term measurements of key meteorological variables were made using electronic sensors attached to the GCE-LTER eddy covariance flux tower deployed in a Spartina alterniflora salt marsh on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Variables measured include air temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction, photosynthetically-available and total solar radiation. Measurements were logged at 5 minute intervals using a Campbell Scientific Instruments CR3000 data logger then re-scaled to 15 minute and daily interval data sets. Quality control analyses were performed to remove values deemed invalid due to sensor failure or miscalibration, and to assign Q/C qualifiers to values outside expected ranges or failing various sanity and quality checks of the data. Measurements began in 2013; however, the total solar pyranometer was not installed until 2018 and minimum and maximum 5 minute air temperature were not added until 2019 so not all variables span the complete period of record. Measurements are continuing at this site and this data set will be updated annually to include additional observations.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/d5b528a8b2087fbf214ae5771e8c0e5d
Key Words: air temperature, atmosphere, climate, climate change, Climate Monitoring, climatology, Duplin River, GCE, humidity, Long-term Data, marshes, photosynthetically active radiation, precipitation, rainfall, relative humidity, salt marshes, Sapelo Island, solar radiation, wind direction, wind speed
LTER Core Area: Other Site Research
Research Themes: GCE2 Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, Meteorology, Hydrography/Hydrology
Study Period: 09-Jul-2013 to 31-Dec-2020
Study Sites:
GCE_Flux -- GCE Flux Tower Marsh, Sapelo Island, Georgia
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Data References: MET-GCEM-2009 (Primary 5 minute interval data set)
Project References: Eddy covariance flux tower
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Data Table: MET-GCES-2010_15Minute (Derived 15 minute interval data table, 262296 records)

Access: Public (released 15-Oct-2020)

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

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Data Table: MET-GCES-2010_Daily (Derived daily interval data table, 2733 records)

Access: Public (released 15-Oct-2020)

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

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [1672.92kb],  Text File [1850.10kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [2682.91kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [2551.49kb],  Text Report [2018.06kb]

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Citation: Sheldon, Wade M. 2020. Long-term Meteorological Data from the GCE-LTER Eddy Covariance Flux Tower on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d5b528a8b2087fbf214ae5771e8c0e5d

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. 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.