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MS001

Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1957 to present

  • PI: Christopher Daly
  • Originator: W. Arthur McKee
  • Other researchers: Sherri L. Johnson, Mark D Schulze, Christoph K Thomas, Julia A. Jones, Donald L. Henshaw, Fox Sparky Peterson, Adam M Kennedy
  • Dates of data collection: Jan 10 1957 - Jun 10 2015
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Access constraint: Restructuring of this MS001 database is now complete. MS001 is now the source for all quality checked benchmark meteorological data. In the future, current, provisional data will be posted under the MS043 data set.
  • Last update: Oct 18 2016 (Version 27)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Daly, C.; McKee, W. 2016. Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1957 to present. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=MS001 (12 December 2017) DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c96875918bb9c86d330a457bf4295cd9.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 1440409), US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, and Oregon State University.
While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is". The Andrews LTER shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of data sets.
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.

Study Description Study Site Map Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
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ENTITY TITLES:
1Air temperature (daily) (Feb 3 1958 - Dec 31 2016)METADATADATA
The earliest air temperature records occur at the Climatic Station (CS2MET) as daily max-min beginning in 1958. Records begin in 1972 at Primary Meteorological Station (PRIMET).
2Relative humidity (daily) (Feb 3 1958 - Dec 31 2016)METADATADATA
The earliest relative humidity records occur at the Climatic Station (CS2MET) as daily max-min beginning in 1958.
3Precipitation (daily) (Oct 1 1957 - Oct 10 2016)METADATADATA
The earliest precipitation records occur at the Climatic Station (CS2MET) beginning in 1957.
4Wind speed and direction from propeller anemometer (daily) (May 22 1973 - May 27 2015)METADATADATA
5Solar radiation - incoming short wave (daily) (May 10 1972 - Jun 2 2015)METADATADATA
6Soil moisture potential (daily) (Jun 16 1987 - Nov 13 2002)METADATADATA
Daily soil moisture potential is discontinued in November 2002. Please see "Soil moisture (daily)" (Entity 23) for volumetric soil water content.
7Dewpoint temperature (daily) (May 10 1972 - Dec 31 2016)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity
8Water vapor pressure deficit (daily) (Jul 6 1988 - Apr 3 2017)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity
9Snowmelt lysimeter (daily) (Oct 1 1990 - Jan 1 2015)METADATADATA
10Snow water equivalence (SWE) and snow depth (daily midnight) (Jun 16 1987 - Oct 1 2014)METADATADATA
Data is the median snow water equivalence (SWE) and snow depth for the last hour of each day
11Air temperature (fine temporal resolution) (May 10 1972 - Apr 18 2017)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH). Records begin in 1972 at Primary Meteorological Station (PRIMET).
12Relative humidity (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 6 1988 - Apr 18 2017)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
13Precipitation (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 1 1957 - Oct 11 2016)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
14Wind speed and direction from propeller anemometer (fine temporal resolution) (May 22 1973 - May 28 2015)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
15Solar radiation - incoming short wave (fine temporal resolution) (May 9 1972 - Jun 10 2015)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
16Soil moisture potential (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 6 1988 - Jul 14 1994)METADATADATA
Hourly soil moisture potential is discontinued in 1994. Please see "Soil moisture potential (daily)" (Entity 6) or see "Soil moisture (daily)" (Entity 23) for volumetric soil water content.
17Dewpoint temperature (fine temporal resolution) (May 10 1972 - Apr 18 2017)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH). Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity.
18Water vapor pressure deficit (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 15 1994 - Apr 18 2017)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH). Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity.
19Snowmelt lysimeter (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 1 1990 - Jan 2 2015)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
20Snow water equivalence (SWE) and snow depth (median depth for each hour) (Jun 16 1987 - Oct 1 2014)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
21Soil temperature (daily) (Jun 16 1987 - Dec 17 2014)METADATADATA
22Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (daily) (Jan 23 1998 - Feb 25 2015)METADATADATA
23Soil water content (daily) (Jun 4 1998 - Dec 17 2014)METADATADATA
Soil volumetric water content
24Wind speed and direction from sonic anemometer (daily) (Apr 16 2013 - Dec 31 2014)METADATADATA
25Net radiation (daily) (Apr 17 2013 - Dec 31 2014)METADATADATA
30Snow water equivalence (SWE) and snow depth based on episodic snow course measurements near the station (Feb 2 1994 - Jun 16 2014)METADATADATA
Met Station snow course data is taken every 3 weeks at CENMET, VANMET, UPLMET on fixed transects and around the snow pillow
31Soil temperature (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 6 1988 - Dec 17 2014)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
32Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) (fine temporal resolution) (Jan 23 1998 - Feb 26 2015)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
33Soil water content (fine temporal resolution) (May 9 2012 - Dec 31 2014)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
34Wind speed and direction from sonic anemometer (five minute resolution) (Apr 16 2013 - Dec 31 2014)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH). See Entity 14 for long-term propeller-style wind speed and direction
35Net radiation (five minute resolution) (Apr 16 2013 - Dec 31 2014)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH). See Entity 15 for long-term pyranometer record
36Atmospheric pressure (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 9 2009 - May 19 2015)METADATADATA

RELATED MATERIALS:
 Provisional Andrews Experimental Forest Climate and Hydrology Data - Access provisional real-time data from sites across the Andrews Forest provided in a browsable list powered by GCE Toolbox
 HJA Data Portal - Provisional real-time data from climate and hydrology stations on the Andrews Experimental Forest
 Search by Site - Search meteorological metadata by site
 Search by Measurement Parameter - Search meteorological metadata by measurement parameter
 ClimDB/HydroDB - A multi-site climate and hydrology database - use to select specific daily values and obtain monthly and annual summaries for the Andrews and other sites.
 Climate station field report (September 2007) - An assessment of site characteristics for the benchmark climate stations at the Andrews Experimental Forest (PDF)
 Air Temperature Data Comments by J. W. Smith (March 2001) - Jonathan Smith notes on usefulness and quality of Andrews air temperature data from Benchmark, Reference Stand and Stream Thermograph stations

RELATED DATABASES:
 Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present (MS005)
 Stream and air temperature data from stream gages and stream confluences in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1950 to present (HT004)
 Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the Andrews Experimental Forest - Provisional MS001 data (MS043)

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Rothacher, Jack, Dyrness, C. T., Fredriksen, Richard L. 1967, Hydrologic and related characteristics of three small watersheds in the Oregon Cascades (Pub. No: 344)
 Waring, R. H., Holbo, H. R., Bueb, R. P., Fredriksen, R. L. 1978, Documentation of meteorological data from the Coniferous Forest Biome primary station in Oregon (Pub. No: 190)
 Bierlmaier, Frederick A., McKee, Arthur 1989, Climatic summaries and documentation for the primary meteorological station, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, 1972 to 1984 (Pub. No: 939)
 Greenland, David 1993, The climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon, and its regional synthesis (Pub. No: 1440)
 Greenland, David 1994, The El Niño phenomenon at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 1658)
 Greenland, David 1994, The Pacific Northwest regional context of the climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Pub. No: 1796)
 Duan, Jinfan, Sikka, Alok K., Grant, Gordon E. 1995, A comparison of stochastic models for generating daily precipitation at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Pub. No: 1604)
 Henshaw, Don, McKee, Arthur, Sikka, Alok 1995, The Program for Hydroclimatological Measurement at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Pub. No: 50016)
 Greenland, David 1997, Potential solar radiation at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 2380)
 Rosentrater, Lynn D. 1997, The thermal climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 2383)
 Henshaw, Donald L., Bierlmaier, Frederick A., Hammond, Hazel E. 1998, The H.J. Andrews climatological field measurement program (Pub. No: 2442)