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Accession: MET-GCEM-0109 Research Theme: Meteorology (Monitoring)
Contributors: Wade M. Sheldon Jr., Jane Garbisch
Title: Daily climatological observations from Sapelo Island, Georgia, from May 1957 through July 2001
Abstract: Daily summaries of air temperature and precipitation were collected from the National Weather Service weather station on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from May 1957 through July 2001. The station (NWS Station 97808) is located at the University of Georgia Marine Institute (UGAMI), and has been in continuous operation since 1957. Observations are logged and transmitted to the NWS by UGAMI personnel, and archived by the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/). The monitoring station is described on the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems web site at http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/lter/research/mon/ugami.htm.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/ef321ee87ecfbf57a91108e2387b7235
Key Words: atmosphere, climate, Climate Monitoring, meteorology, monitoring, precipitation, rainfall, seasonality, temperature
LTER Core Area: Other Site Research
Research Themes: Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, Meteorology
Study Period: 01-May-1957 to 31-Jul-2001
Study Sites:
UGAMI -- UGA Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Project References: Climate monitoring
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Data Table: MET-GCEM-0109 (Main data table for data set MET-GCEM-0109, 14915 records)

Access: Public (released 13-Sep-2001)

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

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [542.07kb],  Text File [546.48kb],  Text Report [633.99kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [749.15kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [721.91kb]

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Column Name Units Type Description
1 Year YYYY integer Calendar year (AD)
2 Month MM integer Calendar month
3 Day DD integer Calendar day
4 Daily_AirTemp_Max °C floating-point Maximum daily air temperature
5 Daily_AirTemp_Min °C floating-point Minimum daily air temperature
6 Daily_AirTemp_Obs °C floating-point Air temperature at the time of observation (0900-1000 EST)
7 Daily_AirTemp_Mean °C floating-point Estimated mean daily air temperature (average of daily maximum, minimum)
8 Daily_Precip_Total mm floating-point Daily precipitation
9 Provisional none integer Provisional data status in the NCDC database
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Citation: Sheldon, Wade M. 2001. Daily climatological observations from Sapelo Island, Georgia, from May 1957 through July 2001. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/ef321ee87ecfbf57a91108e2387b7235

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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.