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MS005

Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present

  • PI: Christopher Daly
  • Originator: W. Arthur McKee
  • Other researchers: Mark D Schulze, Julia A. Jones, Adam M Kennedy
  • Dates of data collection: Mar 17 1971 - Jan 1 2016
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • Last update: Mar 15 2016 (Version 14)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Daly, C.; McKee, W. 2016. Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present. Long-Term Ecological Research. Forest Science Data Bank, Corvallis, OR. [Database]. Available: http://andlter.forestry.oregonstate.edu/data/abstract.aspx?dbcode=MS005 (12 December 2017) DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.6073/pasta/75d4bff8a8824977126c25f7763d8ae3.
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:

The current network of temperature measurement sites are designed to represent spatial variability of air and soil temperature in rugged mountain topography, and serve as second-level stations to capture specific microclimate temperatures in conjunction with a network of Benchmark Meteorological Stations (MS001). The air and soil thermograph network has been reduced from the historical network of 37 sites originally established. Currently there are 10 measurement sites with two of these sites measuring relative humidity in addition to air and soil temperature.

An original network of 19 sites (RS01-RS19) were established during the International Biome Program in the early 1970's. Emphasis on phenology, plant moisture stress, and leaf nutrient content led to extending this network of air and soil temperature measurement. A plant community classification system (Dyrness et al., 1971) was used as a primary means of stratification, and a set of permanent vegetation plots (Reference Stands) was installed to represent forest communities with distinct vegetation and hypothesized different environments (Dyrness et al., 1974). A thermograph network was installed within the reference stands in the early 1970's (Zobel et al., 1974), and vegetation standing crop, tree growth and mortality, and plant succession were also measured. The majority of these sites were established to monitor micro-meteorological data under the canopy. The purpose of this network was to provide air and soil temperature data for modeling photosynthesis, respiration, phenology, and decomposition, and to measure environmental gradients.

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ENTITY TITLES:
1Air temperature (Daily) (Apr 13 1970 - Dec 31 2015)METADATADATA
2Relative Humidity (Daily) (Jul 19 2004 - Dec 31 2015)METADATADATA
11Air temperature (Finest resolution, e.g., hourly, 5 minute) (Mar 13 1998 - Jan 1 2016)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
12Relative Humidity (Finest resolution, e.g., hourly, 5 minute) (Jul 19 2004 - Jan 1 2016)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
21Soil temperature (Daily) (Apr 13 1970 - Dec 31 2015)METADATADATA
31Soil temperature (Finest resolution, e.g., 6-hourly, 5 minute) (Mar 13 1998 - Jan 1 2016)METADATADATA
Data is provided through an interactive application (GLITCH)
40Legacy data: Temperature growth index, plant stress, and dew point temperature (Apr 13 1970 - Oct 6 1992)METADATADATA
Plant stress and dew point temperature only collected 1973-1976.

RELATED MATERIALS:
 Search by Site - Search Reference Stand meteorological data by site
 Search by Measurement Parameter - Search data by measurement parameter
 Vegetation Zones - Sites listed by vegetation zones
 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

RELATED DATABASES:
 Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1957 to present (MS001)
 Stream and air temperature data from stream gages and stream confluences in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1950 to present (HT004)

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Zobel, D. B., McKee, W. A., Hawk, G. M., Dyrness, C. T. 1974, Correlation of forest communities with environment and phenology on the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 474)
 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)
 Rosentrater, Lynn D. 1997, The thermal climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 2383)
 Smith, Jonathan W. 2002, Mapping the thermal climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 3117)