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 93DLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in 93DLTLO.DAT, and daily summaries are in 93DLTLD.DAT. Data in the field are stored on a Campbell SM716 storage module (capacity of 358,000 data points ). In the summer a direct line from the datalogger to a computer allows data to be viewed and collected daily. 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 93DLTDAT.ZIP which is archived at The Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole, MA.
Notes: Lake temperature is measured where the lake depth measurement is made. Soil temperatures consists of two profiles in a moss dominated plant community. They are within 3 meters of the weather station. Pan evaporations measurements are only made from June through August.
Data is missing for the following periods:
93014 to 93166 - Top tower blew off; 5 Meter - Temp, RH, Wind direction and Wind speed no good. Also caused 1 meter Temp, RH to be erratic from 93130-93166. Soil temperature for set 2 were out of range during the winter.
Log of changes:
6DEC99 Updated data and year to four digits. Deleted air TC columns and moved soil columns to comply with newer uniform variable order. JL
For Archival Use:
DATE RECEIVED: June 1993
DATA FILE ENTERED BY :Jim Laundre
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NAME: Jim Laundre
DATE: 3 Oct 1994
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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