The following weather data are included in this data set: hourly (record type 1): mean temperature, mean relative humidity, mean wind speed, mean wind direction, mean solar radiation, soil temperature, max wind speed; daily (record type 2): maximum air temperature, minimum air temperature, mean air temperature, mean relative humidity, total solar radiation, total precipitation, maximum soil temperature, minimum soil temperature, mean soil temperature, average wind speed. These data are collectecd by a micrologger at headquarters on Konza Prairie.
Monitor meteorological parameters in tallgrass prairie on a long term basis.
Location of Sampling Stations: Headquarters weather station (HQC).
Frequency of Sampling: Continuous sampling at headquarters weather station.
A Campbell Scientific (CR1000) data logger monitors air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed, soil temperature, and wind direction. Parameters are sampled once every 10 seconds. A microprocessor in the CR1000 manipulates the raw data and outputs the average air temperature, soil temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation, and wind direction on 5 minute, hourly, and daily intervals. A separate Campbell Scientific CR800 data logger collects and stores precipitation data from an Ott Pluvio2 rainguage. The CR1000 data is accessed every 5 minutes via wireless internet, and the CR800 is accessed every 15 minutes. SAS software is used to format and output data to AWE011 (hourly) and AWE012 (daily) final storage locations.Missing data are signified with a blank or '.'
Routine Maintenance: Weather station bi-monthly checks include:
Biyearly maintenance includes:
Summary of All Changes:
For additional metadata information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/DC.pdf
For additional methods information see: http://lter.konza.ksu.edu/sites/default/files/MM.pdf
Campbell LI200X pyranometer; Met One 024 wind direction sensor; Met One 014 wind speed sensor; Campbell HMP35C temperature and rh probe; Campbell 107 temperature probe.