Meteorological data is collected year-round at each of MCM LTER stations. Data is manually downloaded from the meteorological stations during the austral summer. Raw 15 minute data (Level 0) is processed and provided as Level 1 data on the MCM LTER website. Field notes, sensor information, processing procedures, QA/QC, and metadata is provided in the Meteorological Post Processing Documentation and Task Lists for each field season at the following address: http://www.mcmlter.org/data/meteorology/tasks/task_lists.htm
Beacon Sampling Frequencies
AIRT: Campbell Scientific 107 temp probe installed to replace the 207 temp/rh probe during 1999/00 and 2000/01 season
RH: Vaisala HMP45C RH probe installed to replace the 207 temp/rh probe during 1999/00 and 2000/01 season.
SOILT: Campbell Sdentific 107B temperature probe.
SOLAR FLUX (SwRad): LI‐COR model L1200X silicon pyranometer.
PAR: LI‐COR model 190SB quantum sensor.
WIND: R.M. Young model 05103 wind monitor.
Season notes 2000/01
1. Station was constructed at Lake Hoare and partially dismantled and flown to Beacon Valley. The station was reconstructed and made operational. 2. Wind direction looked questionable. Did not have time to adjust, but check again when there in January. Wind rotated 180 degrees on January 15, 2001 @ 1400. Data was corrected in this file. Need to check the next file.3. First 11 lines is data collected while station was at Lake Hoare, so ignore. 4. Adjusted regulator. 5. GPS Coordinates: S 77 49.681 E 160 38.422 6. Array ID for Beacon is 11, same as Vida. Change in program in Nov 2001
1) Adjusted regulator.2) Array ID for Beacon is 11, same as Vida. Change in program in Nov 2001
1) No missing data2) Array ID for Beacon is 11, same as Vida. New array id on program on the existing module, but the program was not loaded on to the CR10X. Do next November3) Adjusted clock <+00:00:16> on January 18, 2002 (18) @ 10254) Sensor numbers: SwRadIn: 18395, SwRadOut: 18400, PAR: Q231995) Check wind alignment on January 18, 2002 (18) @ 1035, no changes. Just before this the cross-arm was removed to tighten top middle post, which temporarily moved the wind vane and pyranometers. Check next file.6) Replaced storage modules (1 x SM4M) on January 18, 2002 (18) @ 1039