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Marsh Landing Climate Station


The Marsh Landing station is located adjacent to the DNR ferry landing on Sapelo Island (view map), and has been operated by the University of Georgia Marine Institute since 1986.  From 1995-2000 funding was also provided by the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve program (SINERR), and data from this period can be obtained from the NERR Centralized Data Management Office.

In February 2002 the Campbell Scientific Instruments weather station and instrumentation formerly deployed at Butler Island were upgraded to meet LTER Level 2 climate standards, and the station was re-deployed at Marsh Landing through a cooperative effort of SINERR, UGAMI and the GCE LTER project. This weather station now serves as the primary GCE climate station for inter-site comparisons.

Meteorological parameters Marsh landing weather station
(photo courtesy of Wade Sheldon)
  • wind speed (at 10m)
  • wind direction (at 10m)
  • air temperature
  • relative humidity
  • atmospheric (barometric) pressure
  • photosynthetically available radiation (PAR)
  • total solar radiation
  • precipitation
Station Status
  • station is operational
  • climatological data have been collected since 1986, and the weather station was replaced in 2002 with updated equipment
  • processed near-real-time weather data and plots are available on the GCE Data Portal web site, and on the LTER all-site climate database (ClimDB) web site
Geographic Coordinates
  • latitude: 31° 25' 04" N
  • longitude: 081° 17' 46" W

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.