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Data sets were provided by the Arctic LTER. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants #DEB-981022, 9211775, 8702328; #OPP-9911278, 9911681, 9732281, 9615411, 9615563, 9615942, 9615949, 9400722, 9415411, 9318529; #BSR 9019055, 8806635, 8507493.

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Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data, Dataset via LTER Data Poral
Dataset ID:88dltlh.06
Dataset Title:Hourly weather data from Toolik Field Station, ARC LTER, Alaska for 1988.
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Gus
Last Name:Shaver
Organization:Marine Biological Lab
Address line 2:Ecosystems Center
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 2:Ecosystems Center
Address line 3:7 MBL St
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:
Keywords:weather, temperature, radiation, wind, relative humidity
Abstract:Hourly weather data from the Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake. The following parameters are hourly averages; air temperature and relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, global solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, net radiation (Fritschen type), and unfrozen precipitation
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.1506&urlTail=weather/tl/data/88dltlh.csv
Data File Name 88dltlh.dat
Beginning Date 6/1/1988
End Date 12/31/1988
Number of Data Records 4855
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: 4Mar89 JimL- Checked comments and data 7Mar89 JimL- added Radiation Calculations 4Apr90 JPallant -Added Vapor Pressure calculations 31Mar98 Combined and documented all the hourly data for 1988. JL.
22NOV99 Changed to standard variable names. Check for errors and for correct daily values. Made a continuos daily file starting on June 1. Estimated values where missing by using Imnaviat or averages where appropriate.
14Sep06 Version2: Cleaned up the Excel metadata sheet and edited attribute table.
Ver 3: Data url was wrong in eml. 13Apr2010 Jim L
Version4: Missing values not defined. 22Sep11 Jim
Version 5: Metadata updated to newer form (with sites sheet). Units updated to current standards. Discrepancy with variable names fixed. CH April 2013.
Version 6: Corrected Distrubution URL. It had xlsfiles in the path. Jim L 19Jun14
 
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 37' 42"N, 149 degrees 35' 46"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 68.628256 In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees In Decimal Degrees  
Longitude -149.59598 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:In June 1988 ARC LTER weather data began to be collected at Toolik Lake (68 degrees 37' 42"N, 149 degrees 35' 46"W) by a Campbell 21x datalogger. Hourly averages parameters include: air temperature and relative humidity at, wind speed at, wind direction at 5 meters, global solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation, net radiation (Fritschen type), unfrozen precipitation, soil temperatures, lake temperature, lake depth, and evaporation pan depth. Net radiation and pan evaporation are only measured during the summer months. The hourly data are in the file 88DLTLH.DAT and daily summaries are in 88DLTLD.DAT. The full description of the sensors and site is in file SENSORS.DOC. The original data is in file 88DLTDAT.ZIP, which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.

Notes: Wind speed less than .447 is considered calm. For the global solar radiation and photosynthetically active radiation sensors no attempt is made to correct for frost or snow on the sensors during the winter months. Therefore winter radiation data should be view as suspect and used only qualitatively. Data was lost from Julian 166 hour 900 to 167 hour 900. At the end of August the 3 meter temperature/ RH sensor was moved up to 5 meters for better separation for the possibility of calculating energy balance using Bowen ratio approach. For the winter, only the 5 meter temperature/RH, wind speed and direction, soil temperature, and lake temperature were recorded. The 5 meter air temperature less then -40 were corrected with a regression of 5 meter air temps verse air TC (only used 0 to -35 for regression). The 5 meter air thermister is only accurate to -40 Celsius. Lake depth was record by a pressure transducer placed offshore in less then 1 meter of water. It was removed during the winter and replaced the following year with a transducer that could be placed deep enough to avoid freezing. Lake temperature during the summer was measured at the depth of the lake depth sensor. The 5 meter direction sensor did not work during the winter.
See the Comments variable for additional notes.

Reference Citations: Buck, A. L. 1981 New equations for computing
vapor pressure and enhancement factor. Journal of Applied Meteorology
20:1527-1532.


CALCULATIONS
Variable Formula
DAYS : JULIAN + (HOUR/2400)
VAPOR PRESS 5M:
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).
PY TOTAL J CM2 HOUR: PYRANOMETER * .3600 jcm2 * 1000 watt/Kwatt

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
YEAR Year in yyyy datetime   yyyy    
DATE Date of collection datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy    
MONTH Month of collection number number      
DAYS Julian plus fraction of day number number      
ID Datalogger program step. number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
JULIAN Julian Day number number      
HOUR Time in Alaska standard time datetime   hh24mm    
RAIN Rainfall number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PYRANOMETER Global solar radiation (Sun + sky radiation(LI-200SB)) kilowatts/m2/s number kilowattPerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LAKE QUANTUM QUANTUM Lake quantum sensor number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
QUANTUM Quantum sensor number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TEMP 1M Air temp at 1 meters in number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TEMP 5M Air temp at 5 meters in number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RH 1M Relative humidity at 1 meters percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RH 5M Relative humidity at 5 meters percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
BAROMETER Barometer readings mmHg number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 1M Wind Speed at 1 meters number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TC 1M Air temp at 1 meter, (thermocouple) Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TC 5M Air temp at 5 meter, (thermocouple) Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 5M Wind Speed at 5 meters in number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND MAG 5M Wind vector magnitude at 5m number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND DIR 5M Wind direction at 5 meters number degree     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND STD 5M Wind direction standard deviation at 5 meters number degree     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
VAPOR PRESS 5M millibars number millibar     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PYR J CM2 HR Total joules per sq cm integrated over an hour number joulePerCentimeterSquaredPerHour     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SECTOR Compass direction of WIND DIR 5M 45 degree sectors text       #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
NET RAD Net radiation number kilowattPerMeterSquared     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
DATE Stowaway The date and hour of the stowaway logger. dmm/dd/yy hr:mm. datetime   mmm-dd-yyyy hh24:mm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Stowaway 1M Air temperature measured with a Stowaway logger at 1 meter in the same radiation shield. Celsius number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
COMMENTS Comments on individual data points text       #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Imnavait AIR 10M Air temperature 10 meter from Imnavait basin(68o37'N 149o17'W) number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Imnavait AIR 2M Air temperature 5 meter from Imnavait basin(68o37'N 149o17'W) number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Imnavait AIR 1M Air temperature 1 meter from Imnavait basin(68o37'N 149o17'W) number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Estimated Imnavait AIR 5M Estimated 5 Meter from Imnavait 2 meter number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Tussock CTEMP 3M Toolik Tussock site datalogger 3 meter air Temp. number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Tussock RAIN Toolik Tussock site datalogger Rain. number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TEMP 3M Air temperature at 3 meters number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RH 3M Relative humidity at 3 meters percent number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 3M Wind speed at 3 meters number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND VEC 3M Wind vector magnitude at 3 meters m/s number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND DIR 3M Wind vector direction at 3 meters number degree     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND DIR STD 3M Wind vector direction standard deviation at 3 m number degree     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
VAPOR PRESS 3M millibars number millibar     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured

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