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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:2001dltld.3
Dataset Title:Daily weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake, Arctic LTER 2001.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:
Address line 3:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Investigator 2: 
First Name:Jim
Last Name:Laundre
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 3:7 MBL St.
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:weather, temperature, wind, rain, daily
Abstract:Daily weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake. Included are daily averages and/or maximums and minimums of air, soil and lake temperature, wind speed, vapor pressure, and sum of global radiation and unfrozen precipitation recorded near Toolik Lake.
For questions about the Metadata and data contact the Investigators.
For information about this web site contact:
Arctic LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7496
Email: arc_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://metacat.lternet.edu/das/dataAccessServlet?docid=knb-lter-arc.1493&urlTail=weather/tl/data/2001dltld.csv
Data File Name 2001dltld.dat
Beginning Date 5/1/2001
End Date 9/1/2001
Number of Data Records 365
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Log of changes: Fall 2001 Filled in gaps with backup stations. JL For Archival Use: DATE RECEIVED: 3May2001-25Aug2001 DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Jim Laundre DATA FILE VALIDATION: NAME:Jim Laundre 25Aug2001
Version 3: Metadata updated to newer form (with sites sheet). Units updated to current standards. CH April 2013.
 
RESEARCH LOCATION:                  
Location Name TFS Weather Station Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One Select Site or enter New One  
Geographic Description University of Alaska Fairbanks Toolik Field Station, North Slope of Alaska (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 36'W) Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description Enter Description  
Location Bounding Box                  
West Bounding Coordinate                  
East Bounding Coordinate                  
North Bounding Coordinate                  
South Bounding Coordinate                  
OR if single point location                  
Latitude 68.628228973 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.596001285 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Elevation 726.5 In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters In Meters  
Link to Google Map View on Google Map                
                   
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Organisms studied
 
Methods:

Weather data has been collected at Toolik Lake by a Campbell 21x datalogger since June 1988. Sensors that are measured every minute and averaged or totaled every hour include: air temperature and relative humidity at 1 and 5 meters, wind speed at 1 and 5 meters, wind direction at 5 meters, global solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, barometric pressure, and unfrozen precipitation. Sensors measured every 10 minutes and averaged every three hours include: soil temperatures, lake temperature, lake depth, and evaporation pan depth and pan water temperature. Net radiation and pan evaporation are only measured during the summer months. The hourly data are in the file 2000DLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in 2000DLTLO.DAT, and daily summaries are in 2000DLTLD.DAT. A second Campbell 21x datalogger about 700 meters from the main weather station logs air and soil temperatures and photosynthetically active radiation in the experimental treatment plots. Treatments include greenhouse, shading, and fertilization. In the control plot wind speed and direction, global solar radiation and unfrozen precipitation are also measured. This station is also used as a backup to the main weather station. The Imnavait weather station,12 kilometers away and 200 meters higher, is also used to fill in data gaps. Regressions of summer air temperature beween Inmavait and with Toolik are good but during the winter months there is greater variability. This station is maintained by Larry Hinzman and Doug Kane, Water Research Center; University of Alaska Fairbanks; Fairbanks, AK 99775-5860. Precipitation data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Alaska Imnavait weather station is also used to fill in the data gaps. Please contact Rick McClure, Data Collection Officer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 949 E. 36th Ave., Suite 400,, Anchorage, AK 99508-4362, (907) 271-2424 for more details.
The full description of the sensors and site is in file SENSORS.DOC. The original data is in file 2000DLTDAT.ZIP, which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.

Notes: Wind speed less than .447 is considered calm.
Radiation data was not totaled for the winter months since no attempt was made to keep sensors snow and frost free. Lake temperature is measured near the lake depth sensor. Therefore the lake depth measurements give the depth at which lake temperature is measured.
Battery lost connection with logger and no data was collected from 24Nov 2000 to June 2001; The StowAway sensor was used to estimate the 1 meter air temperature and a regression bewtween 1 m and 5m to estimate the 5 meter air temp. Where StowAway was missing or temperatures dropped below -37.2 the Wet Sedge air temperature was used.

Sampling Description.

VAPOR PRESS 5M: Daily average of the following hourly calculation.
If Air Temp > 0 then (RH 5M/100) * 6.1121 * exp(17.368 * AIR TEMP 5M/(238.88 + AIR TEMP 5M))
If Air Temp < 0 then (RH 5M/100) * 6.1121 * exp(17.966 * AIR TEMP 5M/(238.88 + AIR TEMP 5M))
(Buck 1981).
PYR J CM2 :
Daily sum of PYRANOMETER * 0.3600 jcm2 * 1000 Watt/Kwatt
QUANTUM Mol/m2: (Daily sum of Quantum)*60sec*60 min* 10^-6 umol/mol

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
YEAR Year in yyyy text        
DATE Date datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
Month Month of collection datetime   mmm    
ID Datalogger program step. number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
JULIAN Julian date datetime   ddd    
Rain Total daily rain number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AT 1M Daily average Air temperature at 1 number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AT 5M Daily average Air temperature at 5 number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMAX 1M Maximum temperature at 1 meter number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMAX HR 1M Time of maximum air temperature at 1 meters 2400 datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMAX 5M Maximum air temperature at 5 meter number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMAX HR 5M Time of maximum air temperature at 5 meters 2400 datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMIN 1M Minimum air temperature at 1 meter number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMIN HR 1M Time of minimum air temperature at 1 meter 2400 datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMIN 5M Minimum air temperature at 5 meters number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ATMIN HR 5M Time of minimum air temperature at 5 meter 2400 datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WSMAX 1M Wind Speed Maximum at 1 meter number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WSMAX HR 1M Time of wind speed Max at 1M datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WSMAX 5M Wind Speed Maximum at 5 meter number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WSMAX HR 5M Time of wind speed Max at 5M datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 1M Daily average wind speed at 1 meter number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 5M Daily average wind speed at 5 meter number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Vapor Press Avg. Vapor Pressure at 5 meters number millibar     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Pyr j/cm2 Total joules per sq cm per day number joulePerCentimeterSquaredPerDay     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Quantum Mol/m2/day Photosynthetical Active Radiation number molePerMeterSquaredPerDay     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Moss1 Temp Avg.Soil moss layer temperature - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 5cm Avg. Soil temperature at 5 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 10cm Avg. Soil temperature at 10 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 20cm Avg. Soil temperature at 20 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 50cm Avg. Soil temperature at 50 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 100cm Avg. Soil temperature at 100 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Soil1 150cm Avg. Soil temperature at 150 cm - set 1 Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Lake Temp Avg. Lake water temperature at approx. 2 meter number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Comments Notes on data text        
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