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HF000

Shaler Meteorological Station at Harvard Forest 1964-2002

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Overview

  • Lead: Emery Boose, Ernest Gould
  • Investigators: Brian Hall
  • Contact: Emery Boose
  • Start date: 1964
  • End date: 2002
  • Status: completed
  • Location: Prospect Hill Tract (Harvard Forest)
  • Latitude: +42.53
  • Longitude: -72.19
  • Elevation: 330 meter
  • Taxa:
  • Release date: 2004
  • Revisions:
  • EML file: knb-lter-hfr.0.15
  • DOI: digital object identifier
  • Related links:
  • Study type: long-term measurement
  • Research topic: forest-atmosphere exchange; watershed ecology
  • LTER core area: disturbance
  • Keywords: air temperature, climate, meteorology, precipitation
  • Abstract:

    Minimum temperature, maximum temperature, and 24-hour precipitation amounts were recorded daily at the Shaler Meteorological Station located 30 m southeast of the main headquarters building (Shaler Hall). Precipitation data were published in NOAA's Climatological Data: New England. The Shaler Met Station was replaced by the Fisher Met Station and discontinued on 30 June 2002.

  • Methods:

    Instruments (minimum and maximum thermometers and rain gage) were supplied and maintained by NOAA. Instruments were read manually each morning at about 8:00 am.

  • Use:

    This dataset is released to the public under Creative Commons license CC BY (Attribution). Please keep the designated contact person informed of any plans to use the dataset. Consultation or collaboration with the original investigators is strongly encouraged. Publications and data products that make use of the dataset must include proper acknowledgement.

  • Citation:

    Boose E, Gould E. 2004. Shaler Meteorological Station at Harvard Forest 1964-2002. Harvard Forest Data Archive: HF000.

Detailed Metadata

HF000-01: daily measurements in metric units

  1. date: date of measurement
  2. airt: average air temperature (unit: celsius / missing value: NA)
  3. f.airt: flag for average air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  4. airtmax: maximum air temperature (unit: celsius / missing value: NA)
  5. f.airtmax: flag for maximum air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  6. airtmin: minimum air temperature (unit: celsius / missing value: NA)
  7. f.airtmin: flag for minimum air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  8. prec: total precipitation (unit: millimeter / missing value: NA)
  9. f.prec: flag for total precipitation
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
    • T: trace. Trace precipitation.

HF000-02: daily measurements in english units

  1. date: date of measurement
  2. airt: average air temperature (unit: fahrenheit / missing value: NA)
  3. f.airt: flag for average air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  4. airtmax: maximum air temperature (unit: fahrenheit / missing value: NA)
  5. f.airtmax: flag for maximum air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  6. airtmin: minimum air temperature (unit: fahrenheit / missing value: NA)
  7. f.airtmin: flag for minimum air temperature
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
  8. prec: total precipitation (unit: inch / missing value: NA)
  9. f.prec: flag for total precipitation
    • M: missing. Measurement not taken, instrument broken, or recorded value undecipherable.
    • Q: questionable. Marked questionable by observer, or measured the day after a missed reading (unless the reading was missed because of a broken instrument).
    • E: estimated. Marked estimated by observer.
    • T: trace. Trace precipitation.