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Evaporation Estimates for Long Key C-MAN Weather Station, Florida Bay (FCE) from July 1998 to May 2004


At a Glance


Authors: Ned Smith
Time period: 1998-07-28 to 2004-05-28
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1122.3
Dataset id: PHY_Smith_001

How to cite:
Smith, N.. 2005. Evaporation Estimates for Long Key C-MAN Weather Station, Florida Bay (FCE) from July 1998 to May 2004. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/c40d320f5d15fdd36a65ef7a2ef93f17. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Abstract
    This file contains data from the National Data Buoy Office Coastal-Meteorological Automated Network (C-MAN) weather station near Long Key, in Florida Bay (LONF1, 24deg 50min 36sec N, 80deg 51min 42sec W). The time period is 1600 EST February 6, 2004 through 0700 EST May 28, 2004. The record is a combination of NDBO data (wind speed, air pressure, air temperature water temperature) and Harbor Branch data (relative humidity) needed to calculate evaporative water loss. The file is one of several from this location. Together, they can be used to estimate of hourly, daily, monthly, seasonal and annual evaporation rates. Calculations include hourly water loss and cumulative water loss. Times are Eastern Standard.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Long Key C-MAN Station in Florida Bay, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected near Long Key, in Florida Bay, South Florida
    N: 24.843, S: 24.843, E: -80.862, W: -80.862

    Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Study Area: South Florida, Everglades National Park, and Florida Bay
    N: 25.761, S: 24.913, E: -80.490, W: -81.078

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Long Key C-MAN Station
    N: 24.843, S: 24.843, E: -80.862, W: -80.862
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Evaporation Estimates for Long Key C-MAN Weather Station, Florida Bay (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of C-Man Weather Station
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of C-Man Weather Station
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Hour
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Sample Collection Hour- Eastern Standard Time
      Storage Type:
      datetime
      Measurement Scale:
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      WindSpeed
      Attribute Label:
      speed
      Attribute Definition:
      wind speed
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: metersPerSecond
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AirPressure
      Attribute Label:
      pressure
      Attribute Definition:
      air pressure
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: millibar
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      AirTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      air temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      sea surface water temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      RelHumidity
      Attribute Label:
      relative humidity
      Attribute Definition:
      relative humidity
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: percent
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      EvapoRate
      Attribute Label:
      rate
      Attribute Definition:
      rate of evaporation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimetersPerHour
      Precision: 0.0001
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0000 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      CumWaterLoss
      Attribute Label:
      evaporation
      Attribute Definition:
      cumulative water loss
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: centimeter
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Hourly observations of wind speed, air pressure, air temperature, water temperature and relative humidity.

    Method Step

    Description
    Calculations of hourly evaporative water loss using bulk aerodynamic coefficients, as described in Smith, S.D. 1981. Coefficients for sea-surface wind stress and heat exchange. Bedford Institute Rept. Series BI-R-81-19, December 1981.

    Instrumentation
    National Data Buoy Office weather station (MARS Payload) Telog Instruments R-2126 Temperature and Humidity sensor

  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Smith_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2005-01-28

    Intellectual Rights
    These data are classified as 'Type II' whereby original FCE LTER experimental data collected by individual FCE researchers to be released to restricted audiences according to terms specified by the owners of the data. Type II data are considered to be exceptional and should be rare in occurrence. The justification for exceptions must be well documented and approved by the lead PI and Site Data Manager. Some examples of Type II data restrictions may include: locations of rare or endangered species, data that are covered under prior licensing or copyright (e.g., SPOT satellite data), or covered by the Human Subjects Act, Student Dissertation data and those data related to the FCE LTER Program but not funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under LTER grant #DEB-9910514. Researchers that make use of Type II Data may be subject to additional restrictions to protect any applicable commercial or confidentiality interests. All publications based on this dataset must cite the data Contributor, the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Program and that this material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Additionally, two copies of the manuscript must be submitted to the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program Office, LTER Program Manager, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 148, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199. For a complete description of the FCE LTER Data Access Policy and Data User Agreement, please go to FCE Data Management Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/DataMgmt.pdf and LTER Network Data Access Policy at http://fcelter.fiu.edu/data/core/data_user_agreement/distribution_policy.html.

  • Keywords
    FCE, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Florida Bay, C-MAN weather Station, Long Key, evaporation rate, wind speed, air pressure, air temperature, water temperature, relative humidity, evaporative water loss
  • Dataset Contact
    • Position: Information Manager
    • Organization: LTER Network Office
    • Address: UNM Biology Department, MSC03-2020
      1 University of New Mexico
      Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
    • Phone: 505 277-2535
    • Fax: 505 277-2541
    • Email: tech-support@lternet.edu
    • URL: http://www.lternet.edu

    • Name: Ned Smith 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
    • Address: Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
      Physical Oceanography Department
      5600 US 1 North
      Ft. Pierce, FL 34946 USA
    • Phone: 1-772-465-2400 ext. 441
    • Fax: 1-772-468-0757
    • Email: nsmith@hboi.edu
    • URL: http://www.hboi.edu/marinesci/oceano.html

    • 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:  Evaporation Estimates for Long Key C-MAN Weather Station, Florida Bay (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Smith_001
    Entity Description:
    Evaporation Estimates for Long Key C-MAN Weather Station, Florida Bay (FCE)
    Object Name:
    PHY_Smith_001
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    36467