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Accession: MET-GCEM-1810 Research Theme: Meteorology (Monitoring)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, Rachel Guy, Patrick Hagan, Wade Sheldon
Title: Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017
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/40d841809575686439e522fcd5e8bfb8
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-2017 to 31-Dec-2017
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-1810 (Main data table for data set MET-GCEM-1810, 35040 records)

Access: Public (released 19-Oct-2018)

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

Data Formats: Spreadsheet (CSV) [7112.67kb],  Text File [6075.62kb],  Text Report [6449.47kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [12550.52kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [11357.85kb]

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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 Temp_Air °C floating-point Air temperature, 15 minute mean
10 Flag_Temp_Air none string QA/QC flags for Air temperature, 15 minute mean (flagging criteria, where "x" is 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<Temp_Air="I", manual)
13 Time_Max_Temp_Air hhmm integer Time of maximum air temperature
14 Min_Temp_Air °C floating-point Air temperature, 15 minute minimum
15 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>Temp_Air="I", manual)
16 Time_Min_Temp_Air hhmm integer Time of minimum air temperature
17 Humidity % floating-point Relative humidity, 15 minute average
18 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)
19 Baro_Pressure mbar floating-point Barometric pressure, 15 minute average
20 Flag_Baro_Pressure none string QA/QC flags for Barometric pressure, 15 minute average (flagging criteria, where "x" is Baro_Pressure: x<0="I", x>1060="I", x<980="Q", x>1040="Q", manual)
21 Wind_Speed m/s floating-point Wind speed, 15 minute average
22 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)
23 Wind_Direction degrees floating-point Wind direction, 15 minute vector average performed by the CSI CR10X datalogger program; no magnetic correction
24 Flag_Wind_Direction 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_Direction: x<0="I", x>360="I", manual)
25 SD_Wind_Direction degrees floating-point Standard deviation of wind direction
26 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)
27 Max_Wind_Speed m/s floating-point Maximum wind speed, 15 minute
28 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)
29 Time_Max_Wind_Speed hhmm integer Time of maximum wind speed
30 Precipitation mm floating-point Precipitation totalled over 15 minutes observation period
31 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", manual)
32 Total_PAR mmoles/m^2 floating-point Photosynthetically available radiation totalled over 15 minute observation period
33 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)
34 Mean_PAR µE/m^2/s floating-point Mean flux density of photosynthetically available radiation during a 15 minute observation period
35 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)
36 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)
37 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)
38 Total_Solar_Rad_kW kW/m^2 floating-point Solar radiation (i.e. average flux density, based on a 15 minute observation)
39 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)
40 Daily_Total_Precipitation mm floating-point Precipitation totalled over 24 hours
41 Flag_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Precipitation totalled over 24 hours (flagging criteria, where "x" is Daily_Total_Precipitation: x<0="I", x>304.8="I", x>101.6="Q")
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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2018. Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2017 to 31-Dec-2017. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/40d841809575686439e522fcd5e8bfb8

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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.