Weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake. Only the sensors that are measured every 10 minutes and averaged every three hours are include, i.e. soil temperatures, lake temperature, lake depth, and evaporation pan depth and pan water temperature.
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Weather data has been collected at Toolik Lake (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 36'W) 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, net radiation (Fritschen type), 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 88DLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in 88DLTLO.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: Lake temperature is measured near the lake depth sensor. Therefore the lake depth measurements give the depth at which lake temperature is measured. Toolik lake depth is from the lake surface to the depth of the sensor, which is mounted on the near-shore bottom at approximately 2 meters depth.
NOTE: 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. Soil temperatures consist of a profile in a moss dominated plant community within 3 meters of the weather station. Lake and the 50 and 100 cm soil thermocouples worked erratically during the winter because of a loose wire. Pan evaporation measurements are only made from June through August.
See the Comments variable for additional notes.
Log of changes:
13July99 Changed 0 Hour to 2400 and the Julian day to Julian -1. Otherwise 0 Hour values were assigned to a new day.
22NOV99 Changed variable format to conform to more recent files. JL
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DATE RECEIVED: 14Nov90
DATA FILE ENTERED BY:Julie Pallant
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NAME: Julie Pallant
Version 2 Added the attribute info and updated the metadataform
Version 3: Metadata updated to newer form (with sites sheet). Units updated to current standards. Discrepancy with variable names fixed. CH April 2013.
Version 4: Corrected Distrubution URL. It had xlsfiles in the path. Jim L 19Jun14
Version 5: Changed Distrubution URL since the LTER network DAS system is being discontinued. JimL 9Apr2015
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