Daily weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake, Arctic LTER 1991.


Daily weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake. Included in this file 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

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Shaver, G. 1992. Daily weather data file for Arctic Tundra LTER site at Toolik Lake, Arctic LTER 1991. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/be6a74da00e45ad4b66948c384a1379e



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Tuesday, January 1, 1991 to Thursday, December 31, 1992

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Weather data has been collected at Toolik Lake (68 degrees 38'N, 149 degrees 36'W) by a Campbell 21x datatlogger 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 91DLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in 91DLTLO.DAT, and daily summaries are in 91DLTLD.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 full description of the sensors and site is in file SENSORS.DOC. The original data is in file 91DLTDAT.ZIP, which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.

Notes: Wind speed less than .447 is considered calm. The datalogger stopped collecting data during winter of 1990-91. Data from January to April are estimated from a nearby station,
the Tussock station. See comments under the Comments variable for additional notes.

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Log of changes:

14Sept94 Added the rest of the end of year data and updated the documentation file. Jim Laundre.
26Jul99 Corrected Julian day; logger was set to record the daily average as 0 hour which gives the averages to the next day. Added estimates of air temperatures from Tussock Station for missing data of Jan to April. Add the daily wind speed, radiation, and soil and lake temperatures. Arranged variables columns to match more recent data. JL

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NAME: Julie Pallant
DATE:19 Sep 91
Version 2: 13Sept06 Created excel metadatasheet inculded attributes. Jim L
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

Sites sampled.

Full Metadata and data files (either comma delimited (csv) or Excel) - Environmental Data Initiative repository.

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