CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4100 CWT Research Theme: Meteorology
Contributor: Brian P. Herndon
Title: Weather Measurements from Whitehall Forest, Athens, GA
Abstract: This data set contains measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, total rainfall, and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) from an open site located at Whitehall Forest, Athens, GA. Air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and PAR density are measured every 60 seconds with average, minimum and maximum values saved to the output data table every hour. Wind Direction is measured at the top of every hour and recorded in the data table. Rainfall is totalized hourly and recorded in the data table.
Key Words: air temperature, Athens, climate change, GA, Meteorolgy, movement of inorganic matter, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), precipitation, rainfall, relative humidity, University of Georgia, Whitehall Forest, wind, wind direction, wind speed
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Fluxes
CWT Themes: Meteorology, Climate & Climate Change
Study Type: Coweeta Climate Change Study
Study Period: 01-Aug-2013 to 31-Dec-2016
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Data Table: 4100_DataTable (Weather data from Whitehall Forest, 30009)

Access: Public (released 05-Jan-2017)

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 code
2 Date mm/dd/yyyy alphanumeric string Date of sample
3 Time HH:MM alphanumeric string Time of sample
4 BattV_Avg Volts floating-point Hourly average of battery voltage
5 Precip_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total precipitation measured during the hour
6 PAR_Den_Avg µmol/m^2/s floating-point Hourly average of PAR density
7 Flag_PAR_Den_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of PAR density (flagging criteria, where "x" is PAR_Den_Avg: x<0="I", x>2500="Q", x>3000="I")
8 PAR_Den_Min µmol/m^2/s floating-point Hourly minimum of PAR density
9 Flag_PAR_Den_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of PAR density (flagging criteria, where "x" is PAR_Den_Min: x<0="I", x>2500="Q", x>3000="I")
10 PAR_Den_Max µmol/m^2/s floating-point Hourly maximum of PAR density
11 Flag_PAR_Den_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum of PAR density (flagging criteria, where "x" is PAR_Den_Max: x<0="I", x>2500="Q", x>3000="I")
12 PAR_Tot mmol/m^2 floating-point Total PAR measured during the hour
13 Flag_PAR_Tot none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Total PAR measured during the hour (flagging criteria, where "x" is PAR_Tot: x<0="I")
14 WS_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
15 WS_ms_Min meters/second floating-point hourly minimum of wind speed
16 WS_ms_Max meters/second floating-point hourly minimum of wind speed
17 WindDir_Smp degrees integer Wind direction sampled at the top of the hour
18 Flag_WindDir_Smp none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Wind direction sampled at the top of the hour (flagging criteria, where "x" is WindDir_Smp: x<0="I", x>360="I")
19 AirTemp_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
20 AirTemp_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
21 AirTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
22 RH_Avg % floating-point Hourly average of relative humidity
23 Flag_RH_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RH_Avg: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
24 RH_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum of relative humidity
25 Flag_RH_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RH_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
26 RH_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum of relative humidity
27 Flag_RH_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum of relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RH_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")