CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4051 CWT Research Theme: Climate & Climate Change
Contributors: Lawrence E. Band, Jason Love
Title: Climate station measurements from 5 Hillslope Project sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin
Abstract: The hillslope study was established to directly link land use impacts to streamwater quality in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Nine sites were selected in the Little Tennessee River watershed in Macon County, NC, representing four land use types: forest, mountain development, traditional valley, and large river valley. At five of the nine sites, a climate station was installed that measured air temperature, wind speed and direction, Relative Humidity, and Solar Radiation. Dew point, Wind Chill, and Heat index were also calculated based on these measurements. Sensor output was measured every minute and output as averages or totals every hour.
Key Words: air temperature, Hillslope Study, Little Tennessee River Watershed, Macon County, North Carolina, meteorology, precipitation, rain, rainfall, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind, wind direction, wind speed
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Climate & Climate Change
Study Type: Coweeta Hillslope Hydrogeology Study
Study Period: 01-Jun-2011 to 31-Oct-2013
Site References:
ULTRB -- Upper Little Tennessee River Basin, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: 4051_Measurements (Weather Station Measurements, 76051)

Access: CWT Members only (public release on 31-Dec-2019)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 Site none alphanumeric string Site where measurement was taken
2 Year YYYY integer Calendar year of measurement
3 Month MM integer Calendar month of measurement
4 Day DD integer Calendar day of measurement
5 Hour hr integer Hour of measurement
6 BattVolt_Max V floating-point Hourly maximum value for battery voltage
7 BattVolt_Min V floating-point Hourly minimum value for battery voltage
8 Encl_RH_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum value of relative humidity measured inside of the station enclosure
9 Encl_RH_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum value of relative humidity measured inside of the station enclosure
10 LogrTmpC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum value of datalogger panel temperature measured every minute inside of the enclosure
11 LogrTmpC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum value of datalogger panel temperature measured every minute inside of the enclosure
12 WindSpd_ms_Max m/s floating-point Maximum value for windspeed measured during the hour
13 WindSpd_ms_Avg m/s floating-point Hourly average of windspeed measured every minute
14 WindDir_Avg degrees integer Hourly average of windspeead measured every minnute
15 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total amount of precipitation measued in the hour
16 AirTempC_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature measured at 1m above the ground surface every minute
17 Flag_AirTempC_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of air temperature measured at 1m above the ground surface every minute (flagging criteria, where "x" is AirTempC_Avg: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
18 AirTempC_Max °C floating-point Maximum value of air temperature measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface
19 Flag_AirTempC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Maximum value of air temperature measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is AirTempC_Max: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
20 AirTempC_Min °C floating-point Minimum value of air temperature measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface
21 Flag_AirTempC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Minimum value of air temperature measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is AirTempC_Min: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
22 RelHum_Avg % floating-point Hourly average of relative humidity measured at 1m above the ground surface every minute
23 Flag_RelHum_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of relative humidity measured at 1m above the ground surface every minute (flagging criteria, where "x" is RelHum_Avg: x<0="I", x>120="I", x<5="Q", x>100="Q")
24 RelHum_Max % floating-point Maximum value of relative humidity measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface
25 Flag_RelHum_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Maximum value of relative humidity measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is RelHum_Max: x<0="I", x>120="I", x<5="Q", x>100="Q")
26 RelHum_Min % floating-point Minimum value of relative humidity measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface
27 Flag_RelHum_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Minimum value of relative humidity measured within the hour at 1m above ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is RelHum_Min: x<0="I", x>120="I", x<5="Q", x>100="Q")
28 SlrRad_W_Avg W/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of solar radiation measured every minute at 1m above the ground surface
29 Flag_SlrRad_W_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of solar radiation measured every minute at 1m above the ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is SlrRad_W_Avg: x<0="I")
30 SlrRad_W_Max W/m^2 floating-point Maximum hourly solar radiation measurement at 1m above the ground surface
31 Flag_SlrRad_W_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Maximum hourly solar radiation measurement at 1m above the ground surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is SlrRad_W_Max: x<0="I")
32 DewPntC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum value for dew point temperature
33 Flag_DewPntC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum value for dew point temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is DewPntC_Max: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q")
34 DewPntC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum value for dew point temperature
35 Flag_DewPntC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum value for dew point temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is DewPntC_Min: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q")
36 WindChilC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum value for wind chill temperature
37 Flag_WindChilC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum value for wind chill temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is WindChilC_Max: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q")
38 WindChilC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum value for wind chill temperature
39 Flag_WindChilC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum value for wind chill temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is WindChilC_Min: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>40="Q")
40 HeatIndxC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum value for heat index
41 Flag_HeatIndxC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum value for heat index (flagging criteria, where "x" is HeatIndxC_Max: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>50="Q")
42 HeatIndxC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum value for heat index
43 Flag_HeatIndxC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum value for heat index (flagging criteria, where "x" is HeatIndxC_Min: x<=-40="I", x>60="I", x<-10="Q", x>50="Q")