Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Database

Acceptance and utilization of LTER data requires that:

(1) The Principal Investigator be sent a notice stating reasons for acquiring any data and a description of the publication intentions.
(2) The Principal Investigator of the data set be sent a copy of the report or manuscript prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant publications.
(3) A copy of any resultant publications should be sent to:

Principal Investigator
Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL St.
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:MON-PR-MetDay.05
Dataset Title:Daily meteorological data (2000-2013) from PIE LTER weather stations located in Byfield/Newbury, MA
Investigator 1: 
First Name:Anne
Last Name:Giblin
Address line 1:Ecosystems Center
Address line 2:MBL
Address line 3:7 MBL St
City:Woods Hole
State:MA
Zip Code:02543
Country:USA
Associate Investigators:Hap Garritt
Keywords:PIE LTER, primary production, Massachusetts, Byfield, Newbury, climate, meteorology, temperature, precipitation, rain, humidity, solar, radiation, PAR, wind, pressure
Abstract:Meteorological data daily averages and daily fluxes for stations located at Governor's Academy and MBL Marshview Farm, Newbury, MA. Data includes air temeprature, precipitation, relative humidity, solar radiation, PAR, wind and air pressure measurements. Years 2000 to 2007 the station was located at Governor's Academy, Newbury, MA and was moved July 30, 2007 to the MBL Marshview Farm field station property where it is currently located.
Contact: Plum Island Ecosystems LTER Information Manager
The Ecosystems Center
Marine Biological Lab
7 MBL St
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Phone (508) 289 7485
Email: pie_im@mbl.edu
Online URL: http://pie-lter.ecosystems.mbl.edu
DATA FILE INFORMATION:
Data File URL http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/PIE/data/MON/data/MON-PR-MetDay.csv
Data File Name MON-PR-MetDay
Beginning Date 3/27/2000
End Date 12/31/2013
Number of Data Records 5028
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status Type 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description Ongoing collection, data is updated at least once per year
Log of Changes: 01) 25Sep2007 added 2005, 2006 data, EML metadata level 4-5 compliant
02) 18Dec2009, added 2007, 2008 data, EML level 4-5
Version 03: January 19, 2012, updated data and metadata (2009, 2010, 2011) using MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 1/18/12 4:51 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
Version 04, 30May2013, new metadata and data to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007.xlsm 3/14/13 12:02 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
Version 05: April 14, 2014, data and metadata updated to comply with importation to Drupal and LTER PASTA. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2013.xlsm 9/30/13 02:57 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0
 
RESEARCH LOCATION: MON-PR-GDA Met Station MON-PR-MFM Met Station Site 3
Geographic Description PIE meteorological station at Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA PIE meteorological station at MBL, Marshview Farm, Newbury, MA.  
Location Bounding Box      
West Bounding Coordinate      
East Bounding Coordinate      
North Bounding Coordinate      
South Bounding Coordinate      
OR if single point location      
Latitude 42.751484 42.756971  
Longitude -70.902407 -70.891366  
Elevation      
       
       
 
TAXONOMIC COVERAGE:
Taxonomic Protocols
Organisms studied
 
Methods:The weather station is solar powered using a Solarex MSX-20 20 watt solar module including a 12V charger and regulator and 12 AH lead acid battery. The system was supplied by Campbell Scientific Inc., contact Doug Bryson, 435-750-9549.
The data logger is supplied by Campbell Scientific CR10X-1M data logger with 1 megabyte memory storage module and PC208W Windows data logging software.
The enclosure and tower is a Campbell Scientific ENC 12/14 (12 X 14 weather proof enclosure), CM10 (10 tripod, grounding kit and CM10 guy wire kit.
Sensors used:
Temperature and Humidity
Vaisala HMP45C temperature and humidity sensor with solar radiation shield. Specifications: +/- 1% accuracy over 40 to 60 C temperature range
Precipitation gauge
Texas Electronic TE525WS-L, 8 rain gage with CS705 precipitation adapter for snow fall. Specifications: +/- 1% accuracy up to 1 in./hr.
Pyranometer
Solar radiation, 400-1100 nm, Licor LI200X-L pyranometer
Specifications: +/- 3% typical accuracy
PAR
Photosynthetically active radiation, 400-700 nm, Licor LI190SB quantum sensor
Specifications: +/- 5% calibration, National Institute of Standards Technology
Temperature and Humidity
Vaisala HMP45C temperature and humidity sensor with solar radiation shield. Specifications: +/- 1% accuracy over 40 to 60 C temperature range
Wind speed and direction
RM Young 05103 Wind monitor
Barometric pressure
Vaisala PTB101B
Specifications: +/- 4 mB @ -20oC to +45o C.


On July 30, 2007, Julian Day 211, the weather station was moved from Governor Dummer Academy to the Marshview Farm field station off Rt 1, Newbury, approximately 1/2 mile away. The PAR sensor was also changed on July 30, 2007 and was found to be cracked which compromised measurements of PAR prior to July 30. PAR data from Jan 1 to July 30, 2007 at 1645 EST time has been estimated from a Pyranometer to PAR relationship where PAR (uM/m2-sec) = (pyranometer value (kW/m2) X 1982.2) + 1.0783, r2 =0.983.

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Units Measurement Scale Code Information Number Type DateTime Format Missing Value Code Missing Value Code Explanation
Date date and time (dd-mon-yyyy)   datetime     DD-MON-YYYY NA NA = not available
Station Station name abbreviated, GDA for Governors Academy, MFM for Marshview Farm   nominal       NA NA = not available
Precip total precipitation (mm) millimeter ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Pyranometer total solar radiation (kW m-2) kilowattPerMeterSquared ratio   real   NA NA = not available
PAR total quantum radiation (M m-2) molePerMeterSquaredPerDay ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Ave Temp average temperature (celsius) celsius interval   real   NA NA = not available
Min Temp minimum temperature (celsius) celsius interval   real   NA NA = not available
T Min Temp time of minimum temperature (hhmm)   datetime     hh:mm NA NA = not available
Max Temp maximum temperature (celsius) celsius interval   real   NA NA = not available
T Max Temp time of maximum temperature (hhmm)   datetime     hh:mm NA NA = not available
Ave RH average relative humidity (%) percent ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Max Wind maximum wind speed (m sec-1) meterPerSecond ratio   real   NA NA = not available
T Max Wind time of maximum wind (hhmm)   datetime     hh:mm NA NA = not available
Ave Wind average wind speed (m sec-1) meterPerSecond ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Ave ATM average atmospheric pressure (mB) millibar ratio   real   NA NA = not available
Comments comments about data   nominal       NA NA = not available