LTER Weather Station - Raw Hourly Weather — Research Context
Raw hourly observations from the LTER weather station. These data are not checked.
This datatable is part of the LTER Meteorological Stations dataset. Meteorological data have been collected on the LTER main site since 1988.
Originally, wind direction and speed, total solar radiation, net solar radiation, rainfall, air temperature, and relative humidity were recorded hourly in connection with measurements of evapotranspiration and deep percolation from a 6 m2 in-ground weighing lysimeter. The lysimeter and fetch area were planted to continuous alfalfa.
Although the lysimeter is no longer in operation, weather data collection continues. Precipitation was measured with a tipping bucket rain gauge until fall of 1997, when it was replaced with a weighing bucket rain gauge. In 2007 the belford rain gauge was replaced by a NOAH IV weighing bucket gage. All other sensors are electronic, connected to a data logger that is polled remotely. Instruments to measure wind speed and direction are mounted on a tower at 10 m. Light sensors (net solar radiation and photosynthetically active radiation) a thermometer, and an RH probe (with a built-in thermometer) are mounted at about 3 m. Soil moisture and temperature are monitored near the base of the tower.
|Data available from:||November 1992 to December 2021|
|datetime utc||date and hour of the observation in UTC|
|PAR AVG||photosynthetically active radiation||microeinstein/metersquared/second|
|SolRad AVG||solar radiation||watts/squaremeter|
|WIND SPEED||wind speed||meters/second|
|WIND DIRECTION||wind direction (0-360 degrees) weighted by wind speed||degree|
|RH||relative humidity (measured with an HMP45C)||%|
|AH||absolute humidity (measured with an HMP45C)||kilopascal|
|AirTmp 107 avg||air temperature at 2 meters (measured with a Campbell 107 temperature probe)||celsius|
|rain mm||Precipitation as measured by the tipping bucket raingauge. This is not accurate when the temperature is below freezing.||millimeter|
|Weather Station Annual Maintenance|
|MCSE: Weather Station Sensors|
|Soil Temperature: Onset Dataloggers|
|MCSE: Weather Station Weekly Maintenance|
|2023-03-20 14:00:00 +0000||19.58||259.66||5.76||228.93||52.7||0.3||-0.2||987.0|
|2023-03-20 13:00:00 +0000||9.25||88.44||5.72||226.89||61.3||0.3||-1.8||986.7||0.0|
|2023-03-20 12:00:00 +0000||3.45||2.09||5.89||222.52||65.0||0.3||-2.9||986.0||0.0|
|2023-03-20 11:00:00 +0000||3.3||0.0||5.69||221.84||66.2||0.3||-2.9||986.0||0.0|
|2023-03-20 10:00:00 +0000||3.64||0.0||5.72||225.3||63.7||0.3||-2.5||986.2||0.0|