Soil temperatures, lake temperature, lake depth, and evaporation pan depth and pan water temperature data from Toolik Field Station, Toolik Lake, Alaska for 1996.

Abstract: 

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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Data set ID: 

1531

EML revision ID: 

1
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Citation: 

Shaver, G. 1998. Soil temperatures, lake temperature, lake depth, and evaporation pan depth and pan water temperature data from Toolik Field Station, Toolik Lake, Alaska for 1996. Environmental Data Initiative. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/55121b2342385812ae336b9040a457b2
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Dates

Date Range: 

Wednesday, May 1, 1996 to Sunday, September 1, 1996

Publication Date: 

1998

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Weather data has been collected at Toolik Lake 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 96DLTLH.DAT, the three hourly data are in 96DLTLO.DAT, and daily summaries are in 96DLTLD.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 96DLTDAT.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 consist of two profiles in a moss dominated plant community. They are within 3 meters of the weather station. Pan evaporation measurements are only made from June through August. Lake and 50 and 100 cm soil thermocouples stopped working during the winter of 1996 because of a loose wire.

Sampling Description.

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Version Changes: 

Log of changes:

10Sept96 Deleted air thermocouple values in the winter; values were wrong.
6Dec99 Updated date and year to four digits. Changed variable names to the unified names and order. JL

For Archival Use:

DATE RECEIVED: August 1996, June 1997
DATA FILE ENTERED BY: Jim Laundre
DATA FILE VALIDATION:
NAME: Jim Laundre
DATE: 5Sept96
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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