Dataset Details

Data Set ID: varmet_302_a_5min_2016
Originator: Christopher Daly
Title: Meteorological data from Vanilla Rain Met at the Andrews Forest. Variables include: precipitation, swe, snow depth, air temperature, and battery supply from 01-Oct-2015 to 01-Oct-2016
Abstract: A three-level hydro-climatological network for data monitoring was established in 1994. The networks at each level are nested to form a coordinated program of data acquisition and measurement. A future vision of linking the benchmark meteorological stations with regional weather stations to expand the future scope of studies was also considered in designing this network. The first-level in this top-down approach consists of Benchmark Meteorological Stations (BMS) and Benchmark Stream Stations. The BMS are designed to represent the environment across the Andrews. These stations are intended to provide complete, long-term, high temporal resolution, meso-scale hydroclimatological data. The location of the BMS network is based on factors such as elevation, aspect, vegetation gradients, and accessibility. Collected meteorological parameters are generally standardized across the BMS as well as methods and instrumentation. Secondary Meteorological Stations also follow standardized methods and serve similar purposes but are somewhat limited in meteorological parameters collected. The Primary Meteorological Station (PRIMET), Central Meteorological Station (CENMET), Upper Lookout Meteorological Station (UPLMET), and Vanilla Leaf Meteorological Station (VANMET) are the four Benchmark Stations, Climatic Station at Watershed 2 (CS2MET) and the Hi-15 Meteorological Station (H15MET) are Secondary Stations.
Key Words: Air temperature, Climate change, Climate data, Meteorological measurements, Monitoring, Photosynthetically active radiation, Precipitation, Relative humidity, Snow accumulation, Snow hydrology, Soil moisture, Soil temperature, Solar radiation, Wind speed, Disturbance
Study Type: Monitoring
Study Period: 01-Oct-2015 to 01-Oct-2016
Bounding Box: West longitude:  unspecified
North latitude:  unspecified
East longitude:  unspecified
South latitude:  unspecified
Site References: VARMET
Downloads:  Formats

Data Table:  varmet_302_a_5min_2016 (Main data table, 105404 records)

Access:  Public

Metadata:  Text (ESA FLED)

Data Files:  Spreadsheet (CSV Text) [19801kb], GCE Data Toolbox File [2200kb], Web Table (HTML text) [649kb]

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (show)
1 Site string Site code
2 Date serial number floating-point Timestamp
3 LOGGERID none integer Logger ID
4 PROGID none floating-point Program ID of program
5 PRECIP_INST_455_0_02 mm floating-point Stand alone rain gauge
6 Flag_PRECIP_INST_455_0_02 none string QA/QC flags for Stand alone rain gauge (flagging criteria, where "x" is PRECIP_INST_455_0_02: x<0="I", x>1200="I", ORI_SH_AVG<-2="T", flag_valuechange(x,100,25,1)="R", isnan(x)="M", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", Date>=datenum("12/17/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("1/27/2016 12:00:00")="I")
7 PRECIP_TOT_455_0_02 mm floating-point Increment corrected total precipitation
8 Flag_PRECIP_TOT_455_0_02 none string QA/QC flags for Increment corrected total precipitation (flagging criteria, where "x" is PRECIP_TOT_455_0_02: manual)
9 SWE_INST_0_0_05 mm floating-point Snow water equivalent
10 Flag_SWE_INST_0_0_05 none string QA/QC flags for Snow water equivalent (flagging criteria, where "x" is SWE_INST_0_0_05: isnan(x)="M", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", Date>=datenum("11/11/2016 12:00:00")="I")
11 SWE_MED_0_0_05 mm floating-point 12 point running median of SWE_INST
12 Flag_SWE_MED_0_0_05 none string QA/QC flags for 12 point running median of SWE_INST (flagging criteria, where "x" is SWE_MED_0_0_05: )
13 SNOWDEP_INST_0_0_05 mm floating-point Snow depth
14 Flag_SNOWDEP_INST_0_0_05 none string QA/QC flags for Snow depth (flagging criteria, where "x" is SNOWDEP_INST_0_0_05: isnan(x)="M", x>4500="Q", x>5000="I", x<-5000="I", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", SNOWDEP_QUAL<=0="I", SNOWDEP_QUAL<162&SNOWDEP_QUAL>0="Q", SNOWDEP_QUAL>=300&SNOWDEP_QUAL<=600="Q")
15 SNOWDEP_MED_0_0_05 mm floating-point 12 point running median of SNOWDEP_INST
16 Flag_SNOWDEP_MED_0_0_05 none string QA/QC flags for 12 point running median of SNOWDEP_INST (flagging criteria, where "x" is SNOWDEP_MED_0_0_05: )
17 SNOWDEP_QUAL none integer Snow depth quality indicator
18 Flag_SNOWDEP_QUAL none string QA/QC flags for Snow depth quality indicator (flagging criteria, where "x" is SNOWDEP_QUAL: isnan(x)="M")
19 PUMPVOLTS_Avg floating-point PUMPVOLTS_Avg
20 Flag_PUMPVOLTS_Avg none string QA/QC flags for PUMPVOLTS_Avg (flagging criteria, where "x" is PUMPVOLTS_Avg: manual)
21 ORI_SH_AVG deg c floating-point Stand alone orifice temperature
22 Flag_ORI_SH_AVG none string QA/QC flags for Stand alone orifice temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ORI_SH_AVG: x<-2="T", isnan(x)="M", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q")
23 AIRTEMP_MEAN_450_0_10 deg c floating-point Average air temperature at 450 cm
24 Flag_AIRTEMP_MEAN_450_0_10 none string QA/QC flags for Average air temperature at 450 cm (flagging criteria, where "x" is AIRTEMP_MEAN_450_0_10: x<=-35="I", x>50="I", x<-18="Q", x>45="Q", flag_valuechange(x,6.5,6.5,1) ="V", flag_valuechange(x,8,8,1) ="I", isnan(x)="M", x<FOURLO="Q", x>FOURHI="Q", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", Date>=datenum("05/06/2017 08:00:00")="Q", %drift)
25 BATTERY_MEAN volts floating-point Battery supply voltage
26 Flag_BATTERY_MEAN none string QA/QC flags for Battery supply voltage (flagging criteria, where "x" is BATTERY_MEAN: x<0="I", x<12="L", x>15="H", isnan(x)="M")
27 AIRTEMP_MAX_450_0_10 deg c floating-point Maximum air temperature at 450 cm
28 Flag_AIRTEMP_MAX_450_0_10 none string QA/QC flags for Maximum air temperature at 450 cm (flagging criteria, where "x" is AIRTEMP_MAX_450_0_10: x<=-35="I", x>50="I", x<-18="Q", x>45="Q", flag_valuechange(x,6.5,6.5,1) ="V", flag_valuechange(x,8,8,1) ="I", isnan(x)="M", x<FOURLO="Q", x>FOURHI="Q", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", Date>=datenum("05/06/2017 08:00:00")="Q", %drift)
29 AIRTEMP_MIN_450_0_10 deg c floating-point Minimum air temperature at 450 cm
30 Flag_AIRTEMP_MIN_450_0_10 none string QA/QC flags for Minimum air temperature at 450 cm (flagging criteria, where "x" is AIRTEMP_MIN_450_0_10: x<=-35="I", x>50="I", x<-18="Q", x>45="Q", flag_valuechange(x,6.5,6.5,1) ="V", flag_valuechange(x,8,8,1) ="I", isnan(x)="M", x<FOURLO="Q", x>FOURHI="Q", Date>=datenum("10/30/2015 12:00:00")&Date<=datenum("11/5/2015 14:00:00")="Q", Date>=datenum("05/06/2017 08:00:00")="Q", %drift)
31 SWE_CHECK floating-point SWE_CHECK
32 Flag_SWE_CHECK none string QA/QC flags for SWE_CHECK (flagging criteria, where "x" is SWE_CHECK: manual)
33 SNOWDEPTH_CHECK floating-point SNOWDEPTH_CHECK
34 Flag_SNOWDEPTH_CHECK none string QA/QC flags for SNOWDEPTH_CHECK (flagging criteria, where "x" is SNOWDEPTH_CHECK: manual)
35 PUMPVOLTS_CHECK floating-point PUMPVOLTS_CHECK
36 Flag_PUMPVOLTS_CHECK none string QA/QC flags for PUMPVOLTS_CHECK (flagging criteria, where "x" is PUMPVOLTS_CHECK: manual)
37 BATTERY_V_CHECK floating-point BATTERY_V_CHECK
38 Flag_BATTERY_V_CHECK none string QA/QC flags for BATTERY_V_CHECK (flagging criteria, where "x" is BATTERY_V_CHECK: manual)
Last Modified: 18-Apr-2018 01:37:59