CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4102 CWT Research Theme: Meteorology
Contributors: J. Marshall Shepherd, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Weather Measurements from the metro area of Franklin, NC
Abstract: This data set contains measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, solar radiation, and rainfall from sites located throughout the metro area of Franklin, North Carolina. Air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation are measured every 60 seconds with average, minimum, maximum, and discrete top of the hour values saved to the output data hourly. Wind direction is measured every 60 seconds with the average value saved to the output data table every hour. Hourly rainfall is totalized and a continuous 24 hour rainfall value is calculated. Calculations for evapotranspiration, dew point, heat index, wind chill, and wind vector are calculated hourly and saved to the output data table.
Key Words: air temperature, climate change, Coweeta LTER, dew point, evapotranspiration, Franklin North Carolina, Heat Index, Macon County, Meteorolgy, movement of inorganic matter, precipitation, rainfall, Regional Climate, relative humidity, solar radiation, weather, wind, Wind Chill, wind direction, wind speed, WindVector
LTER Core Area: Inorganic Fluxes
CWT Themes: Meteorology, Climate & Climate Change
Study Type: Coweeta Climate Change Study
Study Period: 17-Feb-2014 to 31-Dec-2016
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Data Table: Franklin_Central (Weather Measuremnts from Downtown area of Franklin, NC, 25211)

Access: Public (released 06-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_Min volts floating-point Hourly minimum of battery voltage
5 PTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of panel temperature
6 Enc_RHumidity_Max % floating-point hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity
7 WSpeed_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
8 WSpeed_ms_Max meters/second floating-point Hourly maximum of wind speed
9 WSpeed_ms_Min meters/second floating-point Hourly minimum of wind speed
10 WSpeed_ms meters/second floating-point Wind speed measurement taken at top of the hour
11 WDir_Avg degrees integer Hourly average of Wind direction
12 WindVector degrees integer unit vector mean wind direction
13 WindVector_Speed meters/second floating-point Mean horizontal wind speed
14 WindVector_std._dev. meters/second floating-point Standard deviation of WindVector
15 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total rain measured during the hour
16 Rain24Ttl mm floating-point Total rain measured over last 24 hrs.
17 ATempC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
18 ATempC_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
19 ATempC_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
20 ATempC Deg C floating-point Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour
21 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
22 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
23 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
24 RHumidity % floating-point Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour
25 SlrRad_W_Avg W/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of solar radiation
26 SlrRad_W_Min W/m^2 floating-point Hourly minimum of solar radiation
27 SlrRad_W_Max W/m^2 floating-point Hourly maximum of solar radiation
28 Evapotranspiration mm floating-point Hourly water lost due to evapotranspiration
29 ATempC_RSo Deg C floating-point Air temperature used for Evapotranspiration calculation
30 DewPointC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Dew Point
31 WindChillC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Wind Chill
32 HeatIndexC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Heat Index

Data Table: Franklin_NE (Weather data from Franklin NE, 25093)

Access: Public (released 06-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 Calendar date of observation
3 Time HH:MM alphanumeric string Time of observation
4 RECORD none integer RECORD
5 BattV_Min Volts floating-point Hourly minimum of battery voltage
6 PTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of panel temperature
7 Enc_RHumidity_Max % floating-point hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity
8 Flag_Enc_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is Enc_RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
9 WSpeed_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
10 WSpeed_ms_Max meters/second floating-point Hourly maximum of wind speed
11 WSpeed_ms_Min meters/second floating-point Hourly minimum of wind speed
12 WSpeed_ms meters/second floating-point Wind speed measurement taken at top of the hour
13 WDir_Avg Degrees integer Hourly average of Wind direction
14 WindVector Degrees integer unit vector mean wind direction
15 WindVector_Speed meters/second floating-point Mean horizontal wind speed
16 WindVector_std._dev. meters/second floating-point Standard deviation of WindVector
17 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total rain measured during the hour
18 Rain24Ttl mm floating-point Total rain measured over last 24 hrs.
19 ATempC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
20 ATempC_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
21 ATempC_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
22 ATempC Deg C floating-point Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour
23 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
24 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<=0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>=105="I")
25 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
26 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
27 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
28 Flag_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
29 RHumidity % floating-point Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour
30 SlrRad_W_Avg W/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of solar radiation
31 SlrRad_W_Min W/m^2 floating-point Hourly minimum of solar radiation
32 SlrRad_W_Max W/m^2 floating-point Hourly maximum of solar radiation
33 Evapotranspiration mm floating-point Hourly water lost due to evapotranspiration
34 ATempC_RSo Deg C floating-point Air temperature used for Evapotranspiration calculation
35 DewPointC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Dew Point
36 WindChillC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Wind Chill
37 HeatIndexC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Heat Index

Data Table: Franklin_NW (Weather data from Franklin NW, 25067)

Access: Public (released 06-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 Calendar date of observation
3 Time HH:MM alphanumeric string Time of observation
4 RECORD none integer RECORD
5 BattV_Min Volts floating-point Hourly minimum of battery voltage
6 Flag_BattV_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of battery voltage (flagging criteria, where "x" is BattV_Min: x<9="Q", x>17="Q")
7 PTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of panel temperature
8 Enc_RHumidity_Max % floating-point hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity
9 Flag_Enc_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is Enc_RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
10 WSpeed_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
11 WSpeed_ms_Max meters/second floating-point Hourly maximum of wind speed
12 WSpeed_ms_Min meters/second floating-point Hourly minimum of wind speed
13 WSpeed_ms meters/second floating-point Wind speed measurement taken at top of the hour
14 WDir_Avg degrees integer Hourly average of Wind direction
15 WindVector Degrees integer unit vector mean wind direction
16 WindVector_Speed meters/second floating-point Mean horizontal wind speed
17 WindVector_std._dev. meters/second floating-point Standard deviation of WindVector
18 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total rain measured during the hour
19 Rain24Ttl mm floating-point Total rain measured over last 24 hrs.
20 ATempC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
21 ATempC_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
22 Flag_ATempC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Min: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
23 ATempC_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
24 ATempC Deg C floating-point Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour
25 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
26 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<=0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>=105="I")
27 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
28 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
29 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
30 Flag_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
31 RHumidity % floating-point Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour
32 SlrRad_W_Avg W/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of solar radiation
33 SlrRad_W_Min W/m^2 floating-point Hourly minimum of solar radiation
34 SlrRad_W_Max W/m^2 floating-point Hourly maximum of solar radiation
35 Evapotranspiration mm floating-point Hourly water lost due to evapotranspiration
36 ATempC_RSo Deg C floating-point Air temperature used for Evapotranspiration calculation
37 DewPointC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Dew Point
38 WindChillC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Wind Chill
39 HeatIndexC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Heat Index

Data Table: Franklin_SE (Weather data from Franklin SE, 17914)

Access: Public (released 06-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 Calendar date of observation
3 Time HH:MM alphanumeric string Time of observation
4 Year YYYY integer Calendar year
5 YearDay day integer Numerical year day (day number within the current year)
6 Hours hours floating-point Time of day in fractional hours
7 BattV_Min Volts floating-point Hourly minimum of battery voltage
8 PTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of panel temperature
9 WSpeed_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
10 WSpeed_ms_Max meters/second floating-point Hourly maximum of wind speed
11 WSpeed_ms_Min meters/second floating-point Hourly minimum of wind speed
12 WSpeed_ms meters/second floating-point Wind speed measurement taken at top of the hour
13 WDir_Avg degrees floating-point Hourly average of Wind direction
14 WindVector Degrees floating-point unit vector mean wind direction
15 WindVector_Speed meters/second floating-point Mean horizontal wind speed
16 WindVector_std_dev meters/second floating-point Standard deviation of Wind Vector
17 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total rain measured during the hour
18 Flag_Rain_mm_Tot none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Total rain measured during the hour (flagging criteria, where "x" is Rain_mm_Tot: x<0="I", x>50="Q", Year==2016 & YearDay>=182="Q")
19 Rain24Ttl mm floating-point Total rain measured over last 24 hrs.
20 Flag_Rain24Ttl none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Total rain measured over last 24 hrs. (flagging criteria, where "x" is Rain24Ttl: x<0="I", x>150="Q", Year==2016 & YearDay>=182="Q")
21 ATempC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
22 ATempC_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
23 ATempC_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
24 Flag_ATempC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Max: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
25 ATempC Deg C floating-point Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour
26 Flag_ATempC none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC: x<-30="Q", x<-40="I", x>60="I", x>50="Q")
27 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
28 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<=0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>=105="I")
29 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
30 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
31 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
32 Flag_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
33 RHumidity % floating-point Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour
34 Flag_RHumidity none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
35 DewPointC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Dew Point
36 WindChillC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Wind Chill
37 Flag_WindChillC_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly Average Wind Chill (flagging criteria, where "x" is WindChillC_Avg: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>40="Q", x>60="I")
38 HeatIndexC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Heat Index
39 PAR_Den_Avg umol/s/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of PAR density
40 PAR_Den_Min umol/s/^m2 floating-point Hourly minimum of PAR density
41 PAR_Den_Max umol/s/^m2 floating-point Hourly maximum of PAR density
42 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")
43 PAR_Total_Tot mmol/m^2 floating-point Total PAR measured during the hour

Data Table: Franklin_SW (Weather data from Franklin SW, 21668)

Access: Public (released 06-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 measurement
3 Time HH:MM alphanumeric string Time of measurement
4 BattV_Min Volts floating-point Hourly minimum of battery voltage
5 PTemp_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of panel temperature
6 Enc_RHumidity_Max % floating-point hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity
7 Flag_Enc_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for hourly maximum enclosure relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is Enc_RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
8 WSpeed_ms_Avg meters/second floating-point Hourly average of wind speed
9 WSpeed_ms_Max meters/second floating-point Hourly maximum of wind speed
10 WSpeed_ms_Min meters/second floating-point Hourly minimum of wind speed
11 WSpeed_ms meters/second floating-point Wind speed measurement taken at top of the hour
12 WDir_Avg degrees integer Hourly average of Wind direction
13 WindVector Degrees integer unit vector mean wind direction
14 WindVector_Speed meters/second floating-point Mean horizontal wind speed
15 WindVector_std._dev. meters/second floating-point Standard deviation of WindVector
16 Rain_mm_Tot mm floating-point Total rain measured during the hour
17 Rain24Ttl mm floating-point Total rain measured over last 24 hrs.
18 ATempC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
19 ATempC_Min Deg C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
20 Flag_ATempC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Min: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
21 ATempC_Max Deg C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
22 ATempC Deg C floating-point Air temperature measurement taken at top of the hour
23 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
24 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<=0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>=105="I")
25 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
26 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
27 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
28 Flag_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
29 RHumidity % floating-point Relative Humidity measurement taken at top of the hour
30 SlrRad_W_Avg W/m^2 floating-point Hourly average of solar radiation
31 SlrRad_W_Min W/m^2 floating-point Hourly minimum of solar radiation
32 SlrRad_W_Max W/m^2 floating-point Hourly maximum of solar radiation
33 Evapotranspiration mm floating-point Hourly water lost due to evapotranspiration
34 ATempC_RSo Deg C floating-point Air temperature used for Evapotranspiration calculation
35 DewPointC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Dew Point
36 WindChillC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Wind Chill
37 HeatIndexC_Avg Deg C floating-point Hourly Average Heat Index