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document Downloading microclimate stations
Locations: Soil moisture station 2 and 4 located at leaf phenology towers Soil moisture station 1 is located just off gated road on the way to station 2. Soil moisture station 3 is located at the top of Shope Fork Road. One station at each terrestrial gradient site below the lower boardwalk ...
23 Feb, 2011
document Spring leaf phenology
Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Orange flagging Sharpie Phenology Code Reference Guide Methods: Spring vegetative bud break and leaf elongation are monitored at the two scaffold towers located at soil moisture microclimate stations 2 and 4. We have identified a variety of...
23 Apr, 2013
document Fall leaf phenology
Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Pencil Orange flagging Sharpie Phenology Code Reference Guide Methods: Fall leaf senescence and abscission are monitored at the two scaffold towers located at soil moisture microclimate stations 2 and 4. We have identified a variety of...
30 Mar, 2011
document Hemlock plots soil temperature HOBO Water Temp sensors
Locations: 3 control, non-hemlock plots located southeast of main office across Ball Creek       Plot 10 was dropped due to installation of the Eddy Flux tower. 4 plots just off Ball Creek Rd (marked with multiple colored flagging tape) 4 plots just off Shope Fork Rd...
23 Feb, 2011
document Leaf litter collections and sorting
Materials: Brush and dust pan Paper bags Sharpies Laundry sacks Staple gun (for trap repairs) Description: Canopy leaves and other litterfall inputs to the forest floor are sampled by litterfall traps, which are installed on study plots and the sample collected at regular intervals. Our...
12 Mar, 2014
document Forest Gap Soil Moisture
Materials: Hydrosense and replacement screw-in probes Datasheet Site maps Compass Pencil Methods: Navigate to each of the 2 x 1 meter seedling plots that are located adjacent to the seed baskets. There are either 9 or 13 subplots within each gap depending on the size of the gap and there...
01 Mar, 2011
document Dendrometer Tree Bands
Description: Dendrometers are spring-loaded bands of 1.27 cm (0.5 inch) wide aluminum tape that measure the increase (and decrease) in circumference of trees on which they are permanently installed. The bands have two scales, inches and vernier, which slide past one another to allow measurement...
23 Feb, 2011
document Coarse Woody Debris measurements
Locations: Gradient plots (5) Materials: Datasheets printed on All-Weather paper Pencil Tree calipers Measuring tape Round tree tags Nails (aluminum or galvanized) Plastic UV-resistant orange fencing UV resistant zip-ties Aluminum wire (16-18 gauge) Sharpie to re-label corner posts if...
22 Nov, 2013
document Hydrolab Data Transfer and Calibration
Locations: Hydrolabs are deployed at 12 streams in Macon county that we are responsible for maintenance, calibration, and data collection. The sites correspond to the 9 streams selected for intensive surveys with the Exurbanization project. Three additional sites correspond to USGS gaging...
23 Feb, 2011
document Katie Price Stream Gauge Sites
Locations: There are 13 creeks in the Little Tennessee River drainage that record water depth at 10min intervals (see National Geographic area map for detailed locations). Sites are visited bi-monthly and data is downloaded using Odyssey software for 12 sites and HoBo software for 1 site. ...
24 Feb, 2011
document Gradient Tree Census Protocol
Location: Gradient plots (5 sites; 118, 218, 318, 427, 527) Equipment: DBH tape Hammer Aluminum nails Aluminum wire Oval tree tags Orange marking paint The gradient tree data set has become a valuable, long-term archive that increasingly serves multiple users. It began in 1991 and has...
24 Feb, 2011
document Blue Ridge Parkway Microclimate (A. Keiser)
Directions: There are a few ways to the Blue Ridge Parkway site, however, during the winter and early spring months the Parkway might be closed. In the event of a road closure, the quickest way to the site is as follows: 441 North, take a right on NC Hwy 116 North (before you get to Dillsboro) ...
24 Feb, 2011
document Seed Collection Protocol
Have seed traps at (see maps): Coweeta Gaps – 10 gaps total (6 large, 4 small). 13 traps in large gaps, 9 traps in small gaps, arranged in a cross shape through each gap. (E13 is missing) Coweeta Gradient – 5 plots (118, 218, 318, 427, 527). 20 traps on each plot, arranged in 2 parallel rows...
28 Feb, 2011
document ISCO storm sampling and calibration
Coming soon...
24 Feb, 2011
document Respiration Acclimation Leaf Phenology Photos
May 2001 Please Click on Image to View Larger Image Photos by Mike Gonzalez Red Maple, Stage 1 154238 bytes 1024 x 768 Red Maple, Stage 2 158627 bytes 1024 x 768 Red Maple, Stage 3 ...
25 Mar, 2011
document ISCO storm sampling and calibration
Locations: ISCOs (model 6712, manufactured by Teledyne) are deployed in 12 streams throughout Macon County. These are the sites in which the Hach Hydrolabs also reside. Nine of these sites correspond to streams chosen for intensive surveys for the Exurbanization project. Three other sites are...
22 Sep, 2015
document Phenology Code Reference Guide
Species Code Species Name Nysy Nyssa sylvatica (Blackgum) Acru Acer rubrum (Red Maple) Oxar Oxydendrum arboreum (Sourwood) Qupr Quercus prinus (Chestnut Oak) ...
30 Mar, 2011
document Soil Bulk Density Protocols
Equipment 20cm long (or longer), 1 ½” pvc sleeve; note whether PVC is thin or thick wall Flat bladed knife Sealable plastic bags Permanent marker Slide hammer soil sampler Metric ruler and meter stick Rubber mallet Flat-headed screw driver (for cleaning sampler sleeves) Soil auger Print out of...
05 Dec, 2013
document Installing and sampling porous tension-cup lysimeters
 Materials meter stick 2 mm sieve soil auger silica flour plastic bowl plastic spoon large plastic bag or small tarp lysimeters latex gloves field notebook sharpie pencil 1 L Nalgene water bottles filled with DI water lysimeter pump sample vials...
06 Dec, 2013
document Forest floor sample collection protocols
Supplies 30 × 30-cm wooden quadrats 2-3 kitchen knives per quadrat Paper bags – a mix of sizes – smaller for Oi and larger for Oa Sharpie marker Latex gloves to keep hands clean and samples uncontaminated Large backpack or mesh laundry bag to carry out samples Folding saw to cut...
03 Mar, 2016
document Transferring data from the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB to PASTA
Editing data and metadata within the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB: Once the data is successfully loaded into the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB, click "Edit" and "View/ Edit Data", in order to check the data. When modifying the .mat file, it is a good idea to save the file with a different file...
05 Feb, 2016
document Transferring data from the Excel template to the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB
First, fill out the CWT LTER Data Submission Form with your tabular data. The CWT LTER Data Submission form can be found at the following link: coweeta.uga.edu/resources/forms/data_submission_template_2013.xls Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE ...
22 Apr, 2014
document Coweeta LTER Guide to Assigning Key Words
Keywords are an integral part of metadata, the set of instructions or documentation that describe the content, context, quality, structure, and accessibility of a data set (Michener et al. 1997). According to Michener et al., keywords fall under the broader category of Class I data set descriptors,...
05 Feb, 2016
document Errors associated with transferring data from the Excel template to the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB
For the main instruction on transferring data from the Excel template to the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB, refer to the Knowledgebase article "Transferring data from the Excel template to the GCE Data Toolbox for MATLAB." The following are some specific examples of errors and solutions, which can be...
05 Feb, 2016
document Coweeta LTER Analytical Lab Policy
Only samples meeting the criteria outlined below may be submitted for analysis at the Coweeta Analytical lab (CAL). Only samples that conform to the CAL QA/QC protocols and shelf-life requirements can be analyzed by CAL. This ensures high quality data and the future reputation of the lab to ensure...
04 Feb, 2015