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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 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 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 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 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 Field Equipment and Vehicles Overview
Coweeta LTER maintains a fleet of 4WD vehicles as well as equipment such as hand-held GPS units, survey equipment, and stream monitoring equipment at Coweeta Hydrologic Lab for LTER researchers and affiliates. These items may be reserved on the Coweeta LTER Reservation page or by contacting the...
06 Feb, 2015 Comments: 0
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
document Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC) Procedures for Field Collection and Sample Submission
The following three documents are available on the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory- Long Term Research and Data webpage. These documents provide up to date information concerning field sample collection and laboratory analytical services and best...
04 Feb, 2015
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 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 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 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 Entities Tab
This tab describes the entity type, variables of the data set,  data set files and metadata files.  You can enter information on multiple entities by clicking the navigation arrow with an asterisk (indicated by the red arrow in the screenshot below). Entities Form *Entity...
22 Nov, 2013
document Dependencies Tab
This tab describes updates to the data set and any other data sets that this data set references. Referenced Data Set- Additional data sets that are referenced by this data set Dependency Description- Describe how the referenced data set applies to this data set Entry Date- Date...
22 Nov, 2013
document References Tab
This tab describes the site, location, and species that this data set references. *Site- Select the site where the data was collected.  Sites are watersheds or regions associated with research projects. Multiple sites can be selected if needed.  Location- Select any...
22 Nov, 2013
document Methods Tab
This tab contains information on the methods and instrumentation used to create the data set. *Method- Name of method used to collect data *Method Description- Description of method used to collect data Taxonomy- list the names of species associated with the data set Permits- List...
22 Nov, 2013
document Studies Tab
This tab contains information about how the study was designed and the time period that it was conducted. *Study Name- Name of the study *Begin Date- Date of first data collection *End Date- Date of last data collection *Design Characteristics- A brief description of the design...
22 Nov, 2013
document Keyword Tab
This tab allows you to enter the keywords used to describe your data set. *First, select “LTER Core Research Areas” keyword type, then choose the keyword from the list that best describes the data set. *Next, select “LTER Controlled Vocabulary” keyword type, then choose a...
22 Nov, 2013
document General Tab
This tab contains general information about the data set, such as ID numbers, titles, and responsible parties. *Data set ID- Enter the ID number to be associated with the data set. ID numbers are assigned sequentially based on the order in which projects are...
22 Nov, 2013
document Getting Started
Begin by copying the CWT2_Metabase2 and Metabase_Unit_Tool files to your computer from Z:\database_management_tools.  Open CWT2_Metabase2.  Select “Forms” in the object table, then select “Data Set Metadata” to open up the data form.  Using the navigation arrows on the...
22 Nov, 2013
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 How to add the main printer to your computer.
This document explains how to install the driver for the main black and white printer in the Information Management Laboratory. 1. Get the IP Address for the printer from the Information Manager. 2. Determine what Operating System you are using (probably Windows 7 and not Windows 7 64x), by...
12 Jun, 2013
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 Using GotoMeeting
The Coweeta LTER's GoToMeeting subscription allows users to participate in voice and video conferencing and it allows the sharing of computer screens. Meetings are scheduled centrally and instructions for scheduling meetings are available at the bottom of the Coweeta LTER's general information...
23 Apr, 2013
document Configuring and Using the ArcGIS 9.x License Manager
Overview These instructions explain how to lock the dynamic ArcGIS license manager server daemon to static outgoing and incoming TCP ports. They also explain how to configure a client computer running ArcGIS Workstation and/or Desktop to use the License Manager Server in lieu of an on-board...
24 Feb, 2012