PIE LTER year 2019, meteorological data, 15 minute intervals, from the PIE LTER Marshview Farm weather station located in Newbury, MA.


Year 2019 meteorological measurements at MBL Marshview Farm of air temperature, humidity, precipitation, solar radiation, photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), wind speed and direction and barometric pressure.  Sensors conduct measurements every 5 secs and measurements are reported  as averages or totals for 15 minute intervals.

15 minute averages are reported  for air temperature, humidity, solar radiation, PAR, wind speed and direction and barometric pressure.

15 minute totals are reported for precipitation.

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The data file is a summary of daily weather data from the PIE LTER weather station located at MBL Marshview Farm in Newbury, MA.

The weather station is solar powered using a Solarex MSX-20 20 watt solar module including a 12V charger and regulator and 12 AH lead acid battery.  The system was supplied by Campbell Scientific Inc.,
The data logger is supplied by Campbell Scientific CR10X-1M data logger with 1 megabyte memory storage module and PC208W Windows data logging software.

The enclosure and tower is a Campbell Scientific ENC 12/14 (12” X 14” weather proof enclosure), CM10 (10’ tripod, grounding kit and CM10 guy wire kit.

Data telemetry/Communication

   at Remote Site/Weather station, Governor's Academy

   - RF 310M, RF Modem for use w/Maxon radios

   - RF 310, Maxon radio for 148-174 MHZ – 158.34 MHZ

   - Yagi antenna – Antennex Y1503 3DB 150-174 MHz

   at Base station, Rowley field station

   - RF 310B Base station for use w/Maxon radio

   - FG1563, Omni directional antenna 155-162 MHZ, 3 DB gain


Sensors used:

Temperature and Humidity
Vaisala HMP45C temperature and humidity sensor with solar radiation shield.  Specifications: +/- 1% accuracy over – 40 to 60 °C temperature range

Precipitation gauge
Texas Electronic TE525WS-L, 8” rain gage with CS705 precipitation adapter for snow fall.  Specifications: +/- 1% accuracy up to 1 in./hr.

Solar radiation, 400-1100 nm, Licor LI200X-L pyranometer, mounted at 3 meter height
Specifications: +/- 3% typical accuracy

Photosynthetically active radiation, 400-700 nm, Licor LI190SB quantum sensor, mounted at 3 meter height
Specifications: +/- 5% calibration, National Institute of Standards Technology

Wind speed and direction
RM Young 05103 Wind monitor, mounted at 3 meter height

Barometric pressure
Vaisala PTB110
Specifications: +/- 1 mB @ -20oC to +45o C.

April 16, 2019 Precipitation snow adapter removed
May 22, 2019 Temp/RH HMP45C radiation shield cleaned of debris lodged between panels, PTB101B barometer sensor replaced with PTB110
December 6, 2019 Precipitation snow adapter put on for Winter season


Final data set for Year 2019

Version 01: January 29, 2020, data and metadata updates to comply with importation to DEIMS7 and LTER Data Portal. Used MarcrosExportEML_HTML (working)pie_excel2007_Sep2019.xlsm 9/3/19 5:19 PM for QA/QC to EML 2.1.0.




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