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MS001

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

  • Creator(s): Christopher Daly, Mark D Schulze, W. Arthur McKee
  • PI(s): Mark D Schulze, Christopher Daly
  • Originator(s): W. Arthur McKee
  • Other researcher(s): Mark D Schulze, Sherri L. Johnson, Julia A. Jones, Adam M Kennedy, Stephanie A Schmidt
  • Dates of data collection: Jan 10 1957 - Oct 1 2021
  • Data collection status: Study continues and further data collection is planned
  • Data access: Online
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c021a2ebf1f91adf0ba3b5e53189c84f
  • Access constraint: NOTE: This database is under construction and will be partitioned into separated databases for solar, wind, precipitation, snow, soil data. Fine resolution data for air temperature, relative humidity, dew point temperature, vapor pressure deficit, and atmospheric pressure (entities 11, 12, 17, 18, 36) have been updated to 10/1/2021. Current, provisional data for all entities is posted on the provisional data portal.
  • Last update: Oct 31 2019 (Version 35)
<Citation>     <Acknowledgement>     <Disclaimer>    
Daly, C.; Schulze, M.; McKee, W. 2019. Meteorological data from benchmark stations at the HJ 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. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c021a2ebf1f91adf0ba3b5e53189c84f. Accessed 2024-07-15.
Data were provided by the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest research program, funded by the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Program (DEB 2025755), 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. Watershed 7 Meteorological Station (WS7MET) was instrumented in 2006 and serves as an additional Secondary Station. In 2024, entities/measurement parameters (precipitation, wind, solar, soil, and snow) from MS001 database were partitioned out into separate databases.

Study Description Study Site Map Download Study Location Information: (CSV)
Ecological Metadata Language: (EML)
ENTITY TITLES:
1Air temperature (daily) (Feb 3 1958 - Mar 28 2019)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 - Mar 28 2019)METADATADATA
The earliest relative humidity records occur at the Climatic Station (CS2MET) as daily max-min beginning in 1958.
3Precipitation (daily) (Oct 1 1957 - Mar 18 2019)METADATADATA
Benchmark station precipitation data is here. The earliest precipitation records occur at the Climatic Station (CS2MET) beginning in 1957. Other Andrews daily precipitation records can be found in MS004.
4Wind speed and direction from propeller anemometer (daily) (May 22 1973 - Mar 25 2019)METADATADATA
7Dewpoint temperature (daily) (May 10 1972 - Mar 28 2019)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity
8Water vapor pressure deficit (daily) (Jul 6 1988 - Mar 28 2019)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity
9Snowmelt lysimeter (daily) (Oct 1 1990 - Sep 30 2019)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 - Oct 1 2021)METADATADATA
Records begin in 1972 at Primary Meteorological Station (PRIMET).
12Relative humidity (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 6 1988 - Oct 1 2021)METADATADATA
13Precipitation (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 1 1957 - Mar 18 2019)METADATADATA
Benchmark station precipitation data is here. See MS004 entity 4 for Mack Creek and the historic Forks fine temporal resolution data.
14Wind speed and direction from propeller anemometer (fine temporal resolution) (May 22 1973 - Mar 26 2019)METADATADATA
17Dewpoint temperature (fine temporal resolution) (May 10 1972 - Oct 1 2021)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity.
18Water vapor pressure deficit (fine temporal resolution) (Jul 15 1994 - Oct 1 2021)METADATADATA
Data is calculated from air temperature and relative humidity.
19Snowmelt lysimeter (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 1 1990 - Oct 1 2019)METADATADATA
20Snow water equivalence (SWE) and snow depth (median depth for each hour) (Jun 16 1987 - Oct 1 2014)METADATADATA
24Wind speed and direction from sonic anemometer (daily) (Apr 16 2013 - Sep 30 2018)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
34Wind speed and direction from sonic anemometer (five minute resolution) (Apr 16 2013 - Oct 1 2018)METADATADATA
See Entity 14 for long-term propeller-style wind speed and direction
36Atmospheric pressure (fine temporal resolution) (Oct 9 2009 - Oct 1 2021)METADATADATA

RELATED MATERIALS:
 Provisional Real-Time Data Graphs and Other Data Products - Access real-time climate and hydrology stations data graphs (for the past few weeks) and other data products on the Andrews Experimental Forest
 HJA Provisional Data Portal - Access provisional data from climate and hydrology stations on the Andrews Experimental Forest
 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
 H.J. Andrews Climate Station Methods History - View climate data collection methods that have been used over time at select stations. Results can be filtered by parameter, climate station, and date range. A general text search is also available.
 Method history description by probe code - The follow link describes data collection methods (by date range and resolution) that have been used by each unique probe across the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. Results are filtered by database code, sitecode, parameter, and probe.

RELATED DATABASES:
 Air and soil temperature data from the Reference Stand network at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1971 to present (MS005)
 Snow depth and snow water equivalent measurements along a road course and historic snow course in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1978 to present (MS007)
 Stream and air temperature data from stream gages and stream confluences in the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1950 to present (HT004)
 Precipitation measurements from historic and current standard, storage and recording rain gauges at the Andrews Experimental Forest, 1951 to present (MS004)
 Measurement differences between air temperature instruments used at H.J. Andrews meteorological stations (MS048)
 Soil moisture and soil temperature from Benchmark Stations at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1987 to present (SP038)
 Wind speed and direction data from benchmark stations at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1973 to present (MS049)
 Solar radiation data from benchmark stations at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest, 1973 to present (MS050)

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:
 Johnson, Sherri L., Henshaw, Don, Downing, Greg, Wondzell, Steve, Schulze, Mark, Kennedy, Adam, Cohn, Greg, Schmidt, Stephanie A., Jones, Julia A. 2021, Long-Term Hydrology and Aquatic Biogeochemistry Data from H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Cascade Mountains, Oregon (Pub. No: 5174)
 Henshaw, Donald L., Bierlmaier, Frederick A., Hammond, Hazel E. 1998, The H.J. Andrews climatological field measurement program (Pub. No: 2442)
 Rosentrater, Lynn D. 1997, The thermal climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 2383)
 Henshaw, Don, McKee, Arthur, Sikka, Alok 1995, The Program for Hydroclimatological Measurement at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (Pub. No: 50016)
 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)
 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)
 Greenland, David 1997, Potential solar radiation at H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon (Pub. No: 2380)
 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)
 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)
 Greenland, David 1993, The climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon, and its regional synthesis (Pub. No: 1440)
 Rothacher, Jack, Dyrness, C. T., Fredriksen, Richard L. 1967, Hydrologic and related characteristics of three small watersheds in the Oregon Cascades (Pub. No: 344)