Meteorological Data from the Oklahoma Mesonetwork

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Originator: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Meteorological Data from the Oklahoma Mesonetwork
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Online_Linkage: http://www.mesonet.org/
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http://www.mesonet.org/ The Oklahoma Mesonetwork is a network of over 110 automated environmental monitoring stations operated jointly by Oklahoma State University and The University of Oklahoma. At least one site is located in each of Oklahoma's 77 counties. The average spacing between stations is approximately 32 km. The network collects data at 5-minute intervals with 5-minute resolution, 24-hours per day. Data are recorded at each site and relayed to a base-station computer via radio telemetry. The following parameters are measured: Air Temperature (1.5 and 9.0 meters), Relative Humidity (1.5 meters), Wind Speed/Direction (10 meters), Wind Speed (2 meters), Barometric Pressure (0.75 meters), Rainfall via tipping bucket (surface), Solar Radiation (1.8 meters), Soil Temperature bare soil (5 and 10 cm) and sod (5, 10, and 30 cm), and Soil Moisture (5, 25, and 60 cm). The network was developed to adhere as closely to WMO guidelines as possible. Therefore, Mesonet acts as both a real-time observation network and a research-quality archive. Dataloggers can store up to 30 days of data, allowing for retrieval of data 'lost' during communications failures. The archive data set contains nearly 100% of possible observations since Mesonet was commissioned in March, 1994. Data are available upon request to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. The network was developed under a grant from the Oklahoma Department of Energy and is supported through a combination of state, federal, and private funding.
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REFERENCE: Brock, F.V., Crawford, K.C., Elliott, R.L., Cuperus, G.W., Stadler, S.J., Johnson, H.L., and Eilts, M.D. 1995. The Oklahoma Mesonet: A Technical Overview. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 12:5-19. Elliott, R.L., Brock, F.V., Stone, M.L., and Harp, S.L. 1994. Configuration Decisions for an Automated Weather Station Network. Applied Engineering in Agriculture, 10:45-51. Fiebrich, C.A., and K.C. Crawford. 2001. The Impact of Unique Meteorological Phenomena Detected by the Oklahoma Mesonet and ARS Micronet on Automated Quality Control. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 82(10):2173-2187.
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REFERENCE: Fiebrich, C.A., D.L. Grimsley, R.A. McPherson, K.A. Kesler, and G.R. Essenberg. 2006. The Value of Routine Site Visits in Managing and Maintaining Quality Data from the Oklahoma Mesonet. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology: Vol. 23, No. 3, pp. 406–416. Shafer, M.A., C.A. Fiebrich, D. Arndt, S.E. Fredrickson, T.W. Hughes. 2000. Quality Assurance Procedures in the Oklahoma Meso network. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology 17(4):474-494; American Meterological Society. McPherson, R. A., C. Fiebrich, K. C. Crawford, R. L. Elliott, J. R. Kilby, D. L. Grimsley, J. E. Martinez, and Coauthors, 2007: Statewide monitoring of the mesoscale environment: A technical update on the Oklahoma Mesonet. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 24, 301-321.
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Beginning_Date: 19940101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -103.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -94.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > RELATIVE HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: MESONET > MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL NETWORK
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: BAROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: RAIN GAUGES
Theme_Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: PYRANOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: Agriculture
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Barometric Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme_Keyword: Mesonet
Theme_Keyword: Mesoscale
Theme_Keyword: Meteorology
Theme_Keyword: Minute Data
Theme_Keyword: Oklahoma
Theme_Keyword: Oklahoma Mesonet
Theme_Keyword: Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Rainfall
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Wind Direction
Theme_Keyword: Wind Speed
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > OKLAHOMA
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Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 5 Minute
Temporal_Keyword: 1 Minute - < 1 Hour
Access_Constraints: Real-time data and products are available free at http://www.mesonet.org/. For special data requests, please see http://www.mesonet.org/index.php/site/about/data_access_and_pricing or contact datarequest@mesonet.org.
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRIS A. FIEBRICH
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Oklahoma
Address: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Address: 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2900
City: Norman
State_or_Province: OK
Postal_Code: 73072
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 405-325-2541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 405-325-2550
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@mesonet.org
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Data_Quality_Information:
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The Mesonet's quality assurance system consists of 5 components: (1) Lab Calibration, (2) Automated Software, (3) Manual Inspection, (4) In-Field Comparisons, and (5) Routine Maintenance. During Lab Calibration, each sensor is tested or calibrated before deployment to a remote site. When a sensor reaches its rotation interval, it is returned from the field and re-calibrated. This provides an accurate calibration history for each sensor. The Mesonet's custom Automated Software provides an efficient means to sift through the nearly 1 million observations collected each day. Any observation that has failed an automated test is manually inspected by full-time Quality Assurance Meteorologists. The QA Meteorologists also employ numerous manual methods to inspect and quality assure the data. For In-Field Comparisons, reference sensors are taken to each remote station to test how the site's temperature, relative humidity, pressure, rainfall, and solar radiation sensors are performing. Lastly, for Routine Maintenance, each station is visited, at a minimum, each Spring, Summer, and Fall to clean/test sensors and to maintain site vegetation. QA flags are stratified (0="good", 1="suspect", 2="warning", and 3="failure") so that users can decide the level of QA they prefer.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: OK/OCS > Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Oklahoma
Contact_Person: GARY MCMANUS
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Oklahoma
Address: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Address: 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2900
City: Norman
State_or_Province: OK
Postal_Code: 73072
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: datamgr@mesonet.org
Resource_Description: MESONET
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://climate.ok.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Contact Oklahoma Climatological Survey
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130212
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRIS A. FIEBRICH
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Oklahoma
Address: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
Address: 120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2900
City: Norman
State_or_Province: OK
Postal_Code: 73072
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 405-325-2541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 405-325-2550
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: info@mesonet.org
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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