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Automated Weather Station Data for Ohio
Entry ID: USDA0117


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Summary
Abstract: Data on solar radiation, air temperature, relative humidity,
wind speed and direction, precipitation and soil temperature are
collected. Hourly averages and daily totals and extremes (with
times) as appropriate are obtained. Eight locations have data
dating back to 1981, one back to 1985, and two recent additions
have been made. One location has been recently removed. Data
are used to support agricultural research.


Collection Organization: CSREES - Ohio State University;
Agricultural Research and Development Center

Collection Methodology: Data logger-based automatic weather
stations. Data collected over telephone lines daily. Sites
visited regularly for maintenance. Annual calibration
procedures. Data inspected daily for quality control.

Collection Frequency: Daily.

Update Characteristics: All data are updated.

LANGUAGE:

English
ACCESS/AVAILABILITY:

Data Center: USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and
Extension Service
Media: Hard disk and magnetic tape.
File Format: Random access files.
Access Instructions: For online access, contact J.R. Holman at
1-216-263-3772.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 42.0 S: 39.0  E: -85.0  W: -80.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OHIO


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >SOILS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY >RELATIVE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND DIRECTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS >WIND SPEED    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION RATE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >RAIN    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Quality
Software data inspection of range limits to produce warning
flags. Daily visual inspection of data.


Keywords
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
Environmental Protection > Climate > Climate Change
Land And Freshwater Resources > Soils > Soil Temperature
LAND AND FRESHWATER RESOURCES
MONITORING
RELATIVE HUMIDITY
TEMPERATURE


Originating Center
USDA/CSREES


Data Center
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ohio State University, USDA-CSREES    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAMES R. HOLMAN
Phone: 1-216-263-3772
Fax: 1-216-263-3874
Email: holman.2 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
Ohio State University
The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Computing and Statistical Services
131 Research Services Building
1680 Madison Avenue
City: Wooster
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 44691
Country: USA


Personnel
JAMES R. HOLMAN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1-216-263-3772
Fax: 1-216-263-3874
Email: holman.2 at osu.edu
Contact Address:
Ohio State University
The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC)
Computing and Statistical Services
131 Research Services Building
1680 Madison Avenue
City: Wooster
Province or State: OH
Postal Code: 44691
Country: USA


Publications/References
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

Curry, R.B., J.C. Holman and M.J. Sciarini. 1981. Development
of an automated weather station network in Ohio. ASAE Paper No.
81-4502. St. Joseph, MI : ASAE.

Elwell, D.L., and J.C. Klink, J.R. Holman and M.J. Sciarini.
1993. Ongoing experience with Ohio's automatic weather station
network. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 9(5) : 437-441.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-09-19


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