CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1011 CWT Research Theme: Climate & Climate Change
Contributor: Chelcy Ford Miniat
Title: Monthly data from Climate Station 1 (CS01), Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Otto, NC, 1934-2017
Abstract: This dataset contains base-line climatic information for the main climate station (CS01) at Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Macon County, North Carolina, USA. The station is operated by the Southern Research Station, Forest Service, USDA. CS01 is also a cooperative station with the National Weather Service. Since May 1963 it has been located in a grassy field NW of the junction of Ball Creek and Shope Fork of Coweeta Creek. Previously CS01 was located about 100m SW of its current location. The current elevation is 685.5m (2249ft) at latitude 35-3-37.21N and longitude 83-25-49.02W. During the 1940s, forest re-growth was tolerated up to 150 feet from the station. In August 1949, the larger opening was reestablished. The high elevation precipitation gage is located in a forest opening on Mooney Gap at elevation 1362.6m (4475ft). Additional USDA Forest Service Data for this climate station can be found at this link:
Key Words: climate, Climate Station 1, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Coweeta LTER, CWT, LTER, NCDC Coop ID 312102, precipitation, temperature
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Fluxes
CWT Themes: Climate & Climate Change, Meteorology
Study Type: Coweeta LTER / USDA FS Long Term Monitoring
Study Period: 01-Jan-1934 to 31-Dec-2017
Site References:
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: CS01_1934_2017 (Monthly data from Climate Station 1 (CS01),1934-2017, 1000)

Access: Public (released 29-Feb-2016)

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 Year YYYY integer Year
2 Month MM integer Month
3 Air_temp_mean °C floating-point Monthly mean of daily maximum and daily minimum temperatures; degrees C
4 Air_temp_max °C floating-point Monthly mean of daily maximum air temperatures; degrees C
5 Air_temp_min °C floating-point Monthly mean of daily minimum air temperatures; degrees C
6 Precipitation_RG19 mm floating-point Monthly total precipitation at CS01 (RG19)
7 Solar_Radiation MJ/m^2 floating-point Mean daily total global radiation
8 Precipitation_RG31 mm floating-point Monthly total precipitation at Rain Gauge 31
9 Total_evaporation mm floating-point Monthly total evaporation