The following weather data are included in this data set: hourly: mean temperature, mean relative humidity, mean wind speed, total precipitation total solar radiation, wind direction, max wind speed (sampled on the hour; record type 1) ; daily: mean, maximum and minimum air temperature, relative humidity, total precipitation, total solar radiation; mean, maximum and minimum soil temperature, average wind speed (sampled at midnight; record type 2). 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 (grid C-16).
Frequency of Sampling: Continuous sampling at headquarters weather station.
A Campbell Scientific (CR-10) data logger continuously monitors air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, wind speed, soil temperature, precipitation, and wind direction. A microprocessor in the CR-10 manipulates the raw data and outputs the average air temperature, soil temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, solar radiation, total precipitation, and the sampled wind direction on 5 minute and hourly intervals. Every 24 hours daily maximum, minimum, and average air temperatures, soil temperatures, relative humidity, and solar radiation are output. The CR-10 data is accessed every 15 minutes via wireless internet. Campbell Scientificss Loggernet and SAS software format and output data to AWE011 (hourly) and AWE012 (daily) final storage locations and prepare graphics for web viewing.
Missing data are signified with a blank.
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