GLBRC Intensive Site Rainfall — Research Context

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Rainfall has been measured on the GLBRC BCSE (Biofuel Cropping System Experiment) site since 2012-8-16. The station uses a heated Texas Electronics TR-525M tipping bucket. Data are collected hourly and aggregated by day.

The tipping bucket is located at the edge of G5R1 and does not have a lot of free space around it. A more reliable precipitation record can be found at the LTER Weather station] located about 1 mile north of the BCSE site.

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.


Experiment: Research Context
Data available from: August 2012 to April 2020
Dataset: KBS002
Datatable ID: KBS002-012.113
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Last Updated 2020-11-05
Variate Description Units
datetime Date of the observation
rain mm rainfall in mm

Data Excerpt

date rain_mm
2023-08-29 0.0
2023-08-28 0.0
2023-08-27 0.0
2023-08-26 0.0
2023-08-25 0.1
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