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Accession: MET-GCEM-0401 Research Theme: Meteorology (Monitoring)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, Dorset Hurley, Jane Garbisch, Wade Sheldon
Title: Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2003
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/7a0811b3085bf5e92d03c276b0168858
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-2003 to 31-Dec-2003
Study Sites:
ML -- Marsh Landing, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: Climate monitoring
Publications:

Di Iorio, D. and Castelao, R. 2013. The Dynamical Response of Salinity to Freshwater Discharge and Wind Forcing in Adjacent Estuaries on the Georgia Coast. Special Issue: Coastal Long Term Ecological Research. Oceanography. 26(3):4451. (DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.44)

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Data Table: MET-GCEM-0401 (Main data table for data set MET-GCEM-0401, 34827 records)

Access: Public (released 31-Jan-2005)

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

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [4065.88kb],  Text File [3585.16kb],  Text Report [3810.16kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [3708.70kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [3457.06kb]

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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 Year YYYY integer Calendar year
3 Month MM integer Calendar month
4 Day DD integer Calendar day
5 Hour hr integer Hours - GMT
6 Minute min integer Minutes
7 Mean_Temp_Air °C floating-point Air temperature (instantaneous observation)
8 Flag_Mean_Temp_Air none string QA/QC flags for Air temperature (instantaneous observation) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Mean_Temp_Air: x<-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>45="Q")
9 Humidity % floating-point Relative humidity (instantaneous observation)
10 Flag_Humidity none string QA/QC flags for Relative humidity (instantaneous observation) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Humidity: x<0="I", x>100="I", manual)
11 Total_PAR mmoles/m^2 floating-point Photosynthetically available radiation totalled over 15 minute observation period
12 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")
13 Mean_PAR µE/m^2/s floating-point Mean flux density of photosynthetically available radiation during a 15 minute observation period
14 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")
15 Baro_Press mbar floating-point Barometric pressure (instantaneous observation)
16 Flag_Baro_Press none string QA/QC flags for Barometric pressure (instantaneous observation) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Baro_Press: x<0="I", x>1060="I", x<960="Q", x>1050="Q", manual)
17 Wind_Speed m/s floating-point Wind speed (instantaneous observation)
18 Flag_Wind_Speed none string QA/QC flags for Wind speed (instantaneous observation) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Wind_Speed: x<0="I", x>50="I", x>30="Q")
19 Wind_Dir degrees floating-point Wind direction (instantaneous observation; no magnetic correction)
20 Flag_Wind_Dir none string QA/QC flags for Wind direction (instantaneous observation; no magnetic correction) (flagging criteria, where "x" is Wind_Dir: x<0="I", x>360="I")
21 Precipitation mm floating-point Precipitation totalled over 15 minutes observation period
22 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>200="Q", manual)
23 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)
24 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")
25 Total_Solar_Rad_kW kW/m^2 floating-point Solar radiation (i.e. average flux density, based on a 15 minute observation)
26 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")
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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2004. Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 01-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2003. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7a0811b3085bf5e92d03c276b0168858

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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.