Daily Meteorological Data of the Forest Ecosystem Dynamics Project Spatial Data ArchiveEntry ID: FED_METEOROL_DAILY
Abstract: Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) Project Spatial Data Archive: Daily Meteorological Data for Northern Experimental Forest
The Biospheric Sciences Branch (formerly Earth Resources Branch) within the Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and associated University investigators are involved in a research program entitled Forest Ecosystem Dynamics (FED) which is ... fundamentally concerned with vegetation change of forest ecosystems at local to regional spatial scales (100 to 10,000 meters) and temporal scales ranging from monthly to decadal periods (10 to 100 years). The nature and extent of the impacts of these changes, as well as the feedbacks to global climate, may be addressed through modeling the interactions of the vegetation, soil, and energy components of the boreal ecosystem.
This data contains daily meteorologic measurements from sensors located on the top of the 26 meter tower at the Northern Experimental Forest for the years 1987 through 1992. The sensors are approximately 6 meters above the mean canopy height of the ecotonal boreal forest found at this site. The data was collected by the University of Maine at the flux tower site located within the NEF. The variables measured were average air temperature, average relative humidity, average solar radiation, and total precipitation.
Lines showing Year, Day, Time only indicate hours when the entire system was off line. "-999's" in a data field indicates bad or missing data. Note that nightime values of less than 2 watts per square meter should be considered to be zero.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Darrel L. Williams
Dataset Title: Daily Meteorological Data for Northern Experimental Forest
Dataset Series Name: FED Project Home Page
Dataset Release Place: NASA/GSFC
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Data Presentation Form: ASCII TablesOnline Resource: http://fedwww.gsfc.nasa.gov/descriptions/dailymet.html
Start Date: 1987-06-23Stop Date: 1992-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
ISO Topic Category
Distribution Media: WWW
Distribution Format: ASCII Text
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: goltz at maine.maine.edu
Department of Applied Ecology and Environmental Science University of Maine, Orono
Province or State: ME
Postal Code: 04469-5722
Email: Darrel.L.Williams at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Mailstop 614.0
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23