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Radiation measurements at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida (FCE) for July 2001


At a Glance


Authors: Jordan Barr, Jose Fuentes, Joseph Zieman
Time period: 2001-07-11 to 2001-07-20
Package id: knb-lter-fce.1146.2
Dataset id: ST_PP_Barr_001

How to cite:
Barr, J., J. Fuentes, J. Zieman. 2002. Radiation measurements at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida (FCE) for July 2001. Environmental Data Initiative. https://doi.org/10.6073/pasta/7682f3f1180f6048716b39531328a0b4. Dataset accessed 2020-08-08.

Geographic Coverage


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  • Dataset Creator(s)

    • Name: Dr. Jose Fuentes 
    • Position: Project PI
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: The Pennsylvania State University
      Department of Meteorology
      508 Walker Building
      University Park, PA 16802 USA
    • Phone: 814-863-1585
    • Email: jdfuentes@[si/edi
    • URL: http://micromet.psu.edu

    • Name: Dr. Joseph Zieman 
    • Position: Project Collaborator
    • Organization: Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program
    • Address: Department of Environmental Sciences
      Clark Hall
      University of Virginia
      Charlottesville, VA 22903 USA
    • Phone: 434-924-0570
    • Fax: 434-924-7761
    • Email: jcz@virginia.edu
    • URL: http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/

  • Dataset Abstract
    Basic radiation data, including Infra-red canopy temperatures, collected as 1 minute averages from a 5 m tower at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida, near Everglades National Park.
  • Geographic Coverage
    Study Extent Description
    The Study Extent of this dataset includes the Key Largo Ranger Station research site, South Florida

    Bounding Coordinates
    Data were collected in the Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida
    N: 25.087, S: 25.087, E: -80.451, W: -80.451

    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
    Key Largo Ranger Station
    N: 25.087, S: 25.087, E: -80.451, W: -80.451
  • Attributes
    • Data Table:   Radiation measurements at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida (FCE)
      Attribute Name:
      FileNum
      Attribute Label:
      ID Number
      Attribute Definition:
      File ID Number
      Storage Type:
      ordinal
      Measurement Scale:
      File ID Number
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      Year
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection Year
      Storage Type:
      nomimal
      Measurement Scale:
      Collection Year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      DayofYear
      Attribute Label:
      date
      Attribute Definition:
      Day of Year
      Storage Type:
      nominal
      Measurement Scale:
      Day of Year
      Missing Value Code:
       

      Attribute Name:
      hr/min
      Attribute Label:
      time
      Attribute Definition:
      Collection Time
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Collection Time
      Missing Value Code:
       

      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:
      Rsolar
      Attribute Label:
      radiation
      Attribute Definition:
      Solar 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:
      PAR_Total
      Attribute Label:
      PAR
      Attribute Definition:
      Total Photosynthetically Active Radiation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microMolesPerMetersSquaredPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      Par_Diffuse
      Attribute Label:
      PAR
      Attribute Definition:
      Diffuse Photosynthetically Active Radiation
      Storage Type:
      data
      Measurement Scale:
      Units: microMolesPerMetersSquaredPerSecond
      Precision: 0.01
      Number Type: real
      Missing Value Code:
      -9999.00 (Value will never be recorded )

      Attribute Name:
      IRTemp
      Attribute Label:
      temperature
      Attribute Definition:
      Infra-red Canopy 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
    Radiometers collected 1 minute averages of incoming and outgoing radiation. Radiation data collected to investigate how local climate controls leaf level carbon sequestration of mangroves and how climate controls terpene emission of red mangrove leaves.

    Method Step

    Description
    Radiometers installed at approximately 5 m height in a grass field near the Ranger Station dock.

    Instrumentation
    Qrebs net radiometer LiCor LI 190 SA quantum sensors Eppley PSP Pyranometer Infra Red 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
    http://fcelter.fiu.edu/perl/public_data_download.pl?datasetid=ST_PP_Barr_001.txt
    Data Submission Date:  2002-08-15

    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, Everglades National Park, radiation, Key Largo Ranger Station, meteorology station, PAR, Infra-red canopy temperature, diffuse photosynthetically active radiation, solar radiation, net radiation, ecosystems, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind velocity, air temperature, temperature
  • 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


    • 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:  Radiation measurements at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida (FCE)

    Entity Name:
    ST_PP_Barr_001
    Entity Description:
    Radiation measurements at Key Largo Ranger Station, South Florida (FCE)
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    ST_PP_Barr_001
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    1
    Attribute Orientation:
    column
    Field Delimiter:
    ,
    Number of Records:
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