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Accession: MET-GCES-0508a Research Theme: Meteorology (Synthesis)
Contributor: Wade M. Sheldon Jr.
Title: Annual summaries of daily climatological observations from the National Weather Service weather station at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia for 1958 to 2004
Abstract: Daily summaries of climatological observations from the National Weather Service weather station on Sapelo Island, Georgia, were obtained from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/) covering the period 1958 through 2004. Records for incomplete years with more than one month of missing observations were deleted (i.e. 1964, 1969-1971), then missing values of daily minimum, maximum and mean temperature were estimated by cubic spline interpolation to fill in data gaps of five or fewer consecutive days. Annual summary statistics were then calculated for daily minimum, maximum and mean air temperature and total precipitation.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/3c7bcf4d5e75df04b5db2ca5a474aad6
Key Words: air temperature, annual, atmosphere, climate, Climate Monitoring, climatology, long term, meteorology, precipitation, seasonality, synthesis, UGAMI
LTER Core Area: Other Site Research
Research Themes: Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, Meteorology
Study Period: 01-Jan-1958 to 31-Dec-2004
Study Sites:
UGAMI -- UGA Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: Climate monitoring
Publications:

Sheldon, J.E. and Burd, A.B. 2008. Poster: Seasonal effects of the Southern Oscillation and Bermuda High on freshwater delivery to the central Georgia coast. GCE-LTER 2008 Annual Meeting, March 14-15, 2008, Athens, Georgia.

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Data Table: MET-GCES-0508a (Main data table for data set MET-GCES-0508a, 43 records)

Access: Public (released 01-Aug-2005)

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

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [13.83kb],  Text File [9.71kb],  Text Report [56.65kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [293.38kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [203.38kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Coop_Station_ID none string Cooperative station ID
2 Year YYYY integer Calendar year
3 Missing_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air count integer Number of missing observations of Maximum daily air temperature
4 Flag_​Missing_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Number of missing observations of Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: )
5 Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air count integer Yearly Observations of Maximum daily air temperature
6 Flag_​Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Observations of Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Num_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: )
7 Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Minimum Maximum daily air temperature
8 Flag_​Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Minimum Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Min_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air>14="Q")
9 Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Maximum Maximum daily air temperature
10 Flag_​Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Maximum Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Max_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air>14="Q")
11 Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Mean Maximum daily air temperature
12 Flag_​Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Mean Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Mean_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air>14="Q")
13 Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Maximum daily air temperature
14 Flag_​Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_StdDev_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air>14="Q")
15 Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Standard Error of Maximum daily air temperature
16 Flag_​Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Max_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Standard Error of Maximum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_SE_Daily_Max_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Max_Temp_Air>14="Q")
17 Missing_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air count integer Number of missing observations of Minimum daily air temperature
18 Flag_​Missing_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Number of missing observations of Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: )
19 Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air count integer Yearly Observations of Minimum daily air temperature
20 Flag_​Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Observations of Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Num_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: )
21 Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Minimum Minimum daily air temperature
22 Flag_​Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Minimum Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Min_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air>14="Q")
23 Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Maximum Minimum daily air temperature
24 Flag_​Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Maximum Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Max_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air>14="Q")
25 Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Mean Minimum daily air temperature
26 Flag_​Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Mean Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Mean_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air>14="Q")
27 Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Minimum daily air temperature
28 Flag_​Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_StdDev_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air>14="Q")
29 Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Standard Error of Minimum daily air temperature
30 Flag_​Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Min_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Standard Error of Minimum daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_SE_Daily_Min_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Min_Temp_Air>14="Q")
31 Missing_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air count integer Number of missing observations of Mean daily air temperature
32 Flag_​Missing_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Number of missing observations of Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: )
33 Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air count integer Yearly Observations of Mean daily air temperature
34 Flag_​Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Observations of Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Num_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: )
35 Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Minimum Mean daily air temperature
36 Flag_​Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Minimum Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Min_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air>14="Q")
37 Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Maximum Mean daily air temperature
38 Flag_​Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Maximum Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Max_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air>14="Q")
39 Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Mean Mean daily air temperature
40 Flag_​Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Mean Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Mean_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air>14="Q")
41 Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Mean daily air temperature
42 Flag_​Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_StdDev_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air>14="Q")
43 Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air °C floating-point Yearly Standard Error of Mean daily air temperature
44 Flag_​Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Mean_​Temp_​Air none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Standard Error of Mean daily air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_SE_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air: Missing_Daily_Mean_Temp_Air>14="Q")
45 Missing_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation count integer Number of missing observations of Daily precipitation
46 Flag_​Missing_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Number of missing observations of Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation: )
47 Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation count integer Yearly Observations of Daily precipitation
48 Flag_​Yearly_​Num_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Observations of Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Num_Daily_Total_Precipitation: )
49 Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Minimum Daily precipitation
50 Flag_​Yearly_​Min_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Minimum Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Min_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
51 Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Maximum Daily precipitation
52 Flag_​Yearly_​Max_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Maximum Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Max_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
53 Yearly_​Sum_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Total Daily precipitation
54 Flag_​Yearly_​Sum_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Total Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Sum_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
55 Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Mean Daily precipitation
56 Flag_​Yearly_​Mean_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Mean Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_Mean_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
57 Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Daily precipitation
58 Flag_​Yearly_​StdDev_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Sample Standard Deviation of Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_StdDev_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
59 Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation cm floating-point Yearly Standard Error of Daily precipitation
60 Flag_​Yearly_​SE_​Daily_​Total_​Precipitation none string QA/QC flags for Yearly Standard Error of Daily precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is Yearly_SE_Daily_Total_Precipitation: Missing_Daily_Total_Precipitation>14="Q")
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Citation: Sheldon, Wade M. 2005. Annual summaries of daily climatological observations from the National Weather Service weather station at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia for 1958 to 2004. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/3c7bcf4d5e75df04b5db2ca5a474aad6

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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.