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Non-continous meteorological data from Butternut Key Weather Tower, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), April 2001 through August 2013


At a Glance


Authors: Rene Price
Time period: 2001-04-04 to 2013-08-13
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1141.7
Dataset id: PHY_Price_002

How to cite:
Price, R.. 2016. Non-continous meteorological data from Butternut Key Weather Tower, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park (FCE LTER), April 2001 through August 2013. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/d5a224eed0f1bec5b69ce963493d9af1. Dataset accessed 2020-10-26.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)
    • Name: Dr Rene Price 
    • Position: Principal Investigator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
      Miami, FL 33199 USA
    • Phone: 305-348-3119
    • Fax: 305-348-3877
    • Email: pricer@fiu.edu
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

  • Dataset Abstract
    The following abstract is from Price, R.M., Nuttle, W.K., Cosby, B.J., and Swart, P.K. 2007. Variation and Uncertainty in Evaporation from a Subtropical Estuary: Florida Bay, Estuaries and Coasts. 30(3): 497-506: Variation and uncertainty in estimated evaporation was determined over time and between two locations in Florida Bay, a subtropical estuary. Meteorological data were collected from September 2001 to August 2002 at Rabbit Key and Butternut Key within the Bay. Evaporation was estimated using both vapor flux and energy budget methods. The results were placed into a long-term context using 33 years of temperature and rainfall data collected in south Florida. Evaporation also was estimated from this long-term data using an empirical formula relating evaporation to clear sky solar radiation and air temperature. Evaporation estimates for the 12-mo period ranged from 144 to 175 cm yr21, depending on location and method, with an average of 163 cm yr21 (6 9%). Monthly values ranged from 9.2 to 18.5 cm, with the highest value observed in May, corresponding with the maximum in measured net radiation. Uncertainty estimates derived from measurement errors in the data were as much as 10%, and were large enough to obscure differences in evaporation between the two sites. Differences among all estimates for any month indicate the overall uncertainty in monthly evaporation, and ranged from 9% to 26%. Over a 33-yr period (1970 to 2002), estimated annual evaporation from Florida Bay ranged from 148 to 181 cm yr21, with an average of 166 cm yr21. Rainfall was consistently lower in Florida Bay than evaporation, with a long-term average of 106 cm yr21. Rainfall considered alone was uncorrelated with evaporation at both monthly and annual time scales; when the seasonal variation in clear sky radiation was also taken into account both net radiation and evaporation were significantly suppressed in months with high rainfall.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Butternut Key ENP MET Station, Everglades National Park, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Butternut Key Weather Tower in eastern Florida Bay, ENP site BN
    N: 25.088, S: 25.088, E: -80.519, W: -80.519

    All Sites
    Geographic Description
    Bounding Coordinates
    Butternut Key ENP
    N: 25.088, S: 25.088, E: -80.519, W: -80.519
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Non-continous meteorological data from Butternut Key Weather Tower, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      SITENAME
      Attribute Label:
      sitename
      Attribute Definition:
      Name of Sampling site
      Storage Type:
      text
      Measurement Scale:
      Name of Sampling site
      Missing Value Code:
       

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

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      Year
      Attribute Definition:
      Year of data collection
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Year of data collection
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Julian_Day
      Attribute Label:
      julian day
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection date
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Collection date
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Time
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection time
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      Collection time
      Missing Value Code:
       

      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:
      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:
      Ws
      Attribute Label:
      wind 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:
      Wdir
      Attribute Label:
      wind direction
      Attribute Definition:
      wind direction
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: degree
      Precision: 1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Diff_Volt
      Attribute Label:
      radiation
      Attribute Definition:
      incoming solar radiation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: 0.2WattPerMeterSquaredPerMilliVolt
      Precision: 0.1
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.0 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Rnet
      Attribute Label:
      radiation
      Attribute Definition:
      net radiation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: wattsPerMeterSquared
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      WaterTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      water temperature
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: celsius
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )


  • Methods
    Sampling Description
    Instruments were monitored every minute with a Campbell Scientific CR10X data logger with average readings recorded every 30 minutes.

    Method Step

    Description
    Instruments were monitored every minute with a Campbell Scientific CR10X data logger with average readings recorded every 30 minutes.

    Citation
    Price, Rene M 2007-06-29. Variation and Uncertainty in Evaporation from a Subtropical Estuary: Florida Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, 30(3): 497-506.

    Instrumentation
    Vaisala, Inc. HMP45C air temperature and relative humidity probe (shielded) RM Young 5103 wind monitor LI200X-L LI-COR Silicon Pyranometer REBS Q7-1 net radiometer Campbell Scientific 107 temperature probe

    Quality Control
    Dataset is inspected by PI for QA/QC; standard validation checks for negative numbers, graphs to detect potential outliers .
  • Distribution and Intellectual Rights
    Online distribution
    https://fce-lter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=PHY_Price_002.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2016-02-16

    Intellectual Rights
    This information is released under the Creative Commons license - Attribution - CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). The consumer of these data ("Data User" herein) is required to cite it appropriately in any publication that results from its use. The Data User should realize that these data may be actively used by others for ongoing research and that coordination may be necessary to prevent duplicate publication. The Data User is urged to contact the authors of these data if any questions about methodology or results occur. Where appropriate, the Data User is encouraged to consider collaboration or co-authorship with the authors. The Data User should realize that misinterpretation of data may occur if used out of context of the original study. While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and associated documentation, complete accuracy of data sets cannot be guaranteed. All data are made available "as is." The Data User should be aware, however, that data are updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the Data User to check for new versions of the data. The data authors and the repository where these data were obtained shall not be liable for damages resulting from any use or misinterpretation of the data. Thank you.

  • Keywords
    meteorology, FCE, FCE LTER, Florida Coastal Everglades LTER, ecological research, long-term monitoring, Butternut Key, Butternut Key Weather Tower, ENP BN, NOAA, Rnet, water temperature, air temperature, wind direction, wind speed, relative humidity, incoming solar radiation, solar radiation, net radiation
  • Dataset Contact
    • Name: Rene Price 
    • Position: 11200 SW 8th St. SERC OE-148
    • Organization: Florida International University
    • Address: Miami
      FL, 33199 USA 305-348-3119
    • Phone: 305-348-3877
    • Fax: pricer@fiu.edu
    • Email: PI
    • URL: www.fiu.edu/~pricer

    • 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:  Non-continous meteorological data from Butternut Key Weather Tower, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    PHY_Price_002.txt
    Entity Description:
    Non-continous meteorological data from Butternut Key Weather Tower, Florida Bay, Everglades National Park (FCE)
    Object Name:
    PHY_Price_002.txt
    Number of Header Lines:
    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
    115831