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NOAA Daily Surface Meteorologic Data at NCDC Royal Palm Ranger Station (ID-087760)(FCE LTER), South Florida from May 1949 to Present


At a Glance


Authors: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) NOAA
Time period: 1949-05-01 to 2020-02-05
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1053.14
Dataset id: FCE_RoyalPalmRS_ClimDB_data

How to cite:
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) NOAA. 2020. NOAA Daily Surface Meteorologic Data at NCDC Royal Palm Ranger Station (ID-087760)(FCE LTER), South Florida from May 1949 to Present. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/19d4d4031f389ea62faa65c0f0f7342f. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    The National Climatic Data Center's (NOAA) daily mean, maximum, and minimum air temperatures and daily precipitation collected at Royal Palm Ranger Station (Coop ID- 087760).
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes climatic data from Royal Palm Ranger Station, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected Royal Palm Ranger Station, South Florida
    N: 25.387, S: 25.387, E: -80.594, W: -80.594

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Royal Palm Ranger Station- COOP ID-087760
    N: 25.387, S: 25.387, E: -80.594, W: -80.594
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   NOAA Daily Surface Meteorologic Data at NCDC Royal Palm Ranger Station (FCE), South Florida
      Attribute Name:
      LTER_Site
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      LTER Site Acronym
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      LTER Site Acronym
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Station
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Coop Weather Station (National Weather Service)
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Coop Weather Station (National Weather Service)
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Date
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Daily_AirTemp_Mean_C
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean Daily Air Temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Flag_Daily_AirTemp_Mean_C
      Attribute Label:
      data flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Mean Air Temperature Data Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      T= TRACE
      A= Accumulated amount since last measure
      B= Accumulated amount includes estimated values
      S= Included in a subsequent value
      Q= Preliminary Value, not been QA/QC
      M= Missing Data
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Daily_AirTemp_AbsMax_C
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Absolute Max Daily Air Temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Flag_Daily_AirTemp_AbsMax_C
      Attribute Label:
      data flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Absolute Max Air Temperature Data Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      T= TRACE
      A= Accumulated amount since last measure
      B= Accumulated amount includes estimated values
      S= Included in a subsequent value
      Q= Preliminary Value, not been QA/QC
      M= Missing Data
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Daily_AirTemp_AbsMin_C
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Absolute Min Daily Air Temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Flag_Daily_AirTemp_AbsMin_C
      Attribute Label:
      data flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Absolute Min Air Temperature Data Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      T= TRACE
      A= Accumulated amount since last measure
      B= Accumulated amount includes estimated values
      S= Included in a subsequent value
      Q= Preliminary Value, not been QA/QC
      M= Missing Data
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Daily_Precip_Total_mm
      Attribute Label:
      precipitation
      Attribute Definition:
      Daily Precipitation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Flag_Daily_Precip_Total_mm
      Attribute Label:
      data flag
      Attribute Definition:
      Daily Precipitation Data Flag
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      T= TRACE
      A= Accumulated amount since last measure
      B= Accumulated amount includes estimated values
      S= Included in a subsequent value
      Q= Preliminary Value, not been QA/QC
      M= Missing Data
      Missing Value Code:
       


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Climate data are downloaded from the National Climatic Data Center Web site and reformatted for use in the LTER ClimDB database (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/climdb/). Any Methods information can be found through the NCDC at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/.

    Method Step

    Description
    Climate data are downloaded from the National Climatic Data Center Web site and reformatted for use in the LTER ClimDB database (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/climdb/). Any Methods information can be found through the NCDC at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/.

    Instrumentation
    Climate data are downloaded from the National Climatic Data Center Web site and reformatted for use in the LTER ClimDB database (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/climdb/). Any Methods information can be found through the NCDC at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/.

    Quality Control
    Climate data are downloaded from the National Climatic Data Center Web site and reformatted for use in the LTER ClimDB database (http://www.fsl.orst.edu/climdb/). Any Quality Control information can be found through the NCDC at http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/. The FCE LTER Information Manager reviews data for conversion accuracies.
  • Keywords
    meteorology, air temperature, precipitation, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, South Florida, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program, climate, meteorological data
  • Dataset Contact

    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Florida International University
      University Park
      OE 148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-6054
    • Fax: 305-348-4096
    • Email: fcelter@fiu.edu
    • URL: http://fcelter.fiu.edu

  • Data Table and Format
    Data Table:  NOAA Daily Surface Meteorologic Data at NCDC Royal Palm Ranger Station (FCE), South Florida

    Entity Name:
    FCE_RoyalPalmRS_ClimDB_data.txt
    Entity Description:
    NOAA Daily Surface Meteorologic Data at NCDC Royal Palm Ranger Station (FCE), South Florida
    Object Name:
    FCE_RoyalPalmRS_ClimDB_data.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    25284