LTER network Toolik Field Station MBLhome page

Weather at Toolik

Toolik Weather Graphs

Arctic LTER Weather Stations

Toolik Webcam

Animated Gif of yesterday's Webcam

Arctic LTER Inhouse login

Arctic LTER Database

Arctic LTER Database

Conditions of Use

The re-use of scientific data has the potential to greatly increase communication, collaboration and synthesis within and among disciplines, and thus is fostered, supported and encouraged. Permission to use this dataset is granted to the Data User free of charge subject to the following terms:

1) Acceptable use. Use of the dataset will be restricted to academic, research, educational, government, recreational, or other not-for-profit professional purposes. The Data User is permitted to produce and distribute derived works from this dataset provided that they are released under the same license terms as those accompanying this Data Set. Any other uses for the Data Set or its derived products will require explicit permission from the dataset owner.
2 ) Redistribution. The data are provided for use by the Data User. The metadata and this license must accompany all copies made and be available to all users of this Data Set. The Data User will not redistribute the original Data Set beyond this collaboration sphere.
3 ) Citation. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists. Thus, the Data User will properly cite the Data Set in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that were produced using the Data Set. Citation should take the following general form: Creator, Year of Data Publication, Title of Dataset, Publisher, Dataset identifier. For example:

Shaver, G. 1989. Above ground biomass in acidic tussock tundra experimental site, 1989, Arctic LTER, Toolik, Alaska. Arctic LTER, Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, Ma 02543. 1989gsttbm http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/arc/terrest/biomass/index.shtml 

4 ) Acknowledgement. The Data User should acknowledge any institutional support or specific funding awards referenced in the metadata accompanying this dataset in any publications where the Data Set contributed significantly to its content. Acknowledgements should identify the supporting party, the party that received the support, and any identifying information such as grant numbers. For example:

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.

5 ) Notification. The Data User will notify the Data Set Contact when any derivative work or publication based on or derived from the Data Set is distributed. The Data User will provide the data contact with two reprints of any publications resulting from use of the Data Set and will provide copies, or on-line access to, any derived digital products. Notification will include an explanation of how the Data Set was used to produce the derived work.
6 ) Collaboration. The Data Set has been released in the spirit of open scientific collaboration. Data Users are thus strongly encouraged to consider consultation, collaboration and/or co-authorship with the Data Set Creator.

By accepting this Data Set, the Data User agrees to abide by the terms of this agreement. The Data Owner shall have the right to terminate this agreement immediately by written notice upon the Data User's breach of, or non-compliance with, any of its terms. The Data User may be held responsible for any misuse that is caused or encouraged by the Data User's failure to abide by the terms of this agreement.

Disclaimer

While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation contained in this Data Set, complete accuracy of data and metadata cannot be guaranteed. All data and metadata are made available "as is". The Data User holds all parties involved in the production or distribution of the Data Set harmless for damages resulting from its use or interpretation.

Dataset URLs:METADATA: HTML, Rich Text, XML(EML compliant)
DATA: Comma Delimited, Excel file with Metadata and data
Dataset ID:2006dltlh.05
Dataset Title:Hourly weather data from Toolik Field Station, ARC LTER, Alaska for 2006.
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 measured every minute and averaged or totaled every hour: 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.
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.1651&urlTail=weather/tl/data/2006dltlh.csv
Data File Name 2006dltlh.csv
Beginning Date 1/1/2006
End Date 12/31/2006
Number of Data Records 8760
Other Files to Reference
Availability Status 1
Quality Control Information
Maintenance Description
Log of Changes: Jan2007: Checked data and documentation. Data now are through end of year. Jiml
Ver. 2 Nov 08 Corrected the rain unit from mililiter to milimeter
April09 Added rest of hobe data. Jiml
Version 3: Added LTERNET Data Access server proxy for Excel and comma delimited data files.
Version 4: Upadte LTERNET Data Access server proxy link for Excel and comma delimited data files. Changed from knb to das in url.
Version 4: Hour 11:00 was repeated on 19Aug06. It looks like the time was set wrong and then corrected on aug21 at 9:00 since 8:00 was missing. This was comfirmed when comparing the temperature with the hobo and MAT site. Added 1 hour to from the extra 19Aug06 11:00 to 21Aug06 7:00. Jim Laundre 15Sept2011
Version 5: Updated form and to eml 2.1 JimL 4Apr13
Version 6 Changed all date fomats to dd-mmm-yyyy hh:mm JimL 21MAy13
 
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 Coords in WGS84(ITRF00 - Ep. 1997.0) Accuracy should be good to ~ 90cm 68.628228973N, 149.596001285W, Height (above ellipsoid) is 726.5m, give or take ~1.5m 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 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:Experimental Design/Sampling Description:
Weather data at Toolik Lake has been collected by the Arctic LTER 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 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. Pan evaporation are only measured during the summer months. The hourly data are in the file yyyyDLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in yyyyDLTLO.DAT, and daily summaries are in yyyyDLTLD.DAT. A second 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 full description of the sensors and site is in file SENSORS.DOC. The original data is in file yyyyDLTDAT.ZIP, which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.

Notes and Comments:
Wind Speeds less than .447 are 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. August 1998 August 2006 the tipping rain gage was fitted with a Campbell CS705 adapter for measuring snow. A Wyoming windshield was build for the precipitation gage 30Aug99. In August 2006 a OTT Pluvio Precipitation Gauge. (Standard with a heating ring. Resolution: 0.01/0.1; Collecting area 200 cm2; Total quantity 250 mm) replaced the tipping rain gauge/CS705 adapter.

On 12June2006 replace the Vaisala barometer with a Setra 278 Barometric Pressure Sensor. Changed Barometric output from mmHg to millibar for all of 2006. Will send in the Vaisala for recalibration.

Data was lost during the winter of (2005-2006 31Dec05 20Apr06) when a storage module filled up.
From 15May06 to 5June06 Temperature, wind and radiation sensors were taken off line to avoid mud splatter when a well was drilled near by

See additional notes under Comments variable.

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).
TOTAL J CM2 HR: PYRANOMETER * 0.3600 jcm2 * 1000 Watt/Kwatt

Data Table

Variable Name Variable Description Data Type Units DateTime Format Code Information Missing Value Code
DATE Date of collection datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
MONTH Month of collection datetime   mm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
DAYS Julian plus fraction of day number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
ID Year in yyyy datetime   yyyy   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
YEAR Data logger program step number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
JULIAN Julian Day number number     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
HOUR Time in Alaska standard time datetime   hhmm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RAIN Precipitation measured with a tipping rain gage, fitted with a Campbell CS705 adapter for measuring snow. On 17Aug2006 a OTT Pluvio Precipitation Gauge (Standard with a heating ring. Resolution: 0.01/0.1; Collecting area 200 cm2; Total quanity 250 mm) replaced the tipping rain gage. A Wyoming wind shield was build for the precipitation gage 30Aug99. number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Rain2 Precipitation measured with Texas Electronics, Inc. (supplied by Campbell Scientific) Tipping Bucket Electric Rain Gauge. An Alter wind shield is used. Serves as backup Rain gauge during the summer. number millimeter     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PYRANOMETER Li-Cor, Pyranometer: Model LI-200SA- Sensor measures global solar radiation (sun plus sky). Specs: Sensitivity - 80mA per 1000 Watts m-2. Absolute error max 5% but typically 3%. number kilowattPerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
LAKE QUANTUM Li-Cor Underwater Quantum. LI-192SB. Accurate measurement of PAR in Aquatic systems. Spec: Sensitivity 3mA/100mE s-1 m-2. Relative error less then 5%. Temperature dependence 0.15% per C. number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
QUANTUM Li-Cor, Quantum. Model LI-190SB. Quantum measure photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in mol s-1 m-2. Specs: range 400-700nm wavelength. number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TEMP 1M Air temperature at 1 meters number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TEMP 5M Air temperature at 5 meters number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RH 1M Relative humidity at 1 meters number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
RH 5M Relative humidity at 5 meters number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Barameter mbar Barometer readings mbar number millibar     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 1M Wind Speed at 1 meters using a MET-ONE, (supplied by Campbell Scientific) Wind speed sensor Model 014A. number meterPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TC 1M Air temperature at 1 meter, (thermocouple) number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
AIR TC 5M Air temperature at 5 meter, (thermocouple) number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
WIND SP 5M Wind Speed at 5 meters using a MET-ONE, (supplied by Campbell Scientific) Wind speed sensor Model 014A. 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 using a MET-ONE, (supplied by Campbell Scientific) Wind direction model 024 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 PRES 5M Vapor Pressure at 5 meters number millibar     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
PYR J CM2 HR Total joules per sq cm summed over an hour number joulePerCentimeterSquaredPerHour     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Wind Sector Compass direction of WIND DIR 5M in 45 degree sectors text       #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
DATE Stowaway The date and hour of the stowaway logger which is used as a backup datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy hh:mm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Stowaway 1M Air temperature measured with a Stowaway logger at 1 meter in the same radiation shield. number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Date Hobo logger The date and hour of Hobo Logger used as a backup datetime   dd-mmm-yyyy hh:mm   #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Hobo logger 3 m air Air temperature at 3 meters in celsiuc number celsius     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Hobo logger 3 m RH Realtive humidty at 3 meters number percent     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
Hobo logger 3 m PAR Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) in mol s-1 m-2. number micromolePerMeterSquaredPerSecond     #N/A=Missing or Not Measured
COMMENTS Comments on individual data points text        
Please contact arc_im@mbl.edu with questions, comments, or for technical assistance regarding this web site.