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Accession: MET-GCES-1701 Research Theme: Meteorology (Synthesis)
Contributors: Daniela Di Iorio, Rachel Guy, Dorset Hurley, Wade Sheldon
Title: Long-term Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 03-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2016
Abstract: Air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, precipitation, photosynthetically-available and total solar radiation, and wind speed and direction were measured using an automated Campbell Scientific Instruments climate station installed at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Observations were logged at 15 minute intervals throughout the study period. The sensors were mounted on a 10m aluminum tower, with wind sensors mounted at the top, light sensors at approximately 5m, and other sensors at 2-3m to minimize interference from the surrounding landscape. Annual data sets from 2003 to 2016 were then synthesized and standardized to create a long-term, monotonic time series data set that will be updated annually. This climate station was jointly operated by the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, and University of Georgia Marine Institute.
DOI: 10.6073/pasta/8dffd1f1f9a85141e186463e36ba2715
Key Words: air pressure, air temperature, atmosphere, climate, Climate Monitoring, climatology, humidity, long term monitoring, Long-term Data, Marsh Landing, meteorology, photosynthetically active radiation, Signature Data, solar radiation, wind
LTER Core Area: Primary Production
Research Themes: Q1 - External Forcing, GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change, Meteorology
Study Period: 03-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2016
Study Sites:
ML -- Marsh Landing, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA
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Data References:
MET-GCEM-0401 (2003 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-0501 (2004 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-0601 (2005 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-0701 (2006 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-0801 (2007 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-0901 (2008 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1001 (2009 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1101 (2010 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1201 (2011 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1301 (2012 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1401 (2013 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1501 (2014 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1609 (2015 annual climate data set), MET-GCEM-1701 (2016 annual climate data set)
Project References: Climate monitoring
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Data Table: MET-GCES-1701 (Primary 15-minute interval data set, 490732 records)

Access: Public (released 26-Jan-2017)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [89236.78kb],  Text File [75642.84kb],  Text Report [79335.55kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [150173.80kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [137447.03kb]

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Data Table: MET-GCES-1701_Daily (Daily summary data set, 5112 records)

Access: Public (released 26-Jan-2017)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), XML (Ecological Metadata Language)

Data Files: Spreadsheet (CSV) [4818.67kb],  Text File [4208.96kb],  Text Report [4817.92kb],  MATLAB (GCE Toolbox) [8573.84kb],  MATLAB (Variables) [6997.40kb]

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Citation: Di Iorio, Daniela. 2017. Long-term Climate data from the SINERR/GCE/UGAMI weather station at Marsh Landing on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from 03-Jan-2003 to 31-Dec-2016. Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Project, University of Georgia, Long Term Ecological Research Network. http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/8dffd1f1f9a85141e186463e36ba2715

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.