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1-hour Weather Observations — GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment

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One-hour observations from the weather stations at the Marginal Land Experiment (MLE) sites. Observations are given as averages and totals for the hour.

This datatable is part of the Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment dataset. This dataset contains data from the GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment established in 2018 to examine the effects of drought on switchgrass production and composition. Rainfall exclusion (rainout) shelters are deployed over the growing season in fertilized split plots of the Switchgrass treatment (G5) at all sites of the Marginal Land Experiment (MLE) and in the Switchgrass treatment (G5) plots of the Biofuel Cropping System Experiment (BCSE) at the KBS GLBRC Intensive Site, which serves as a reference for cropped soils with higher fertility. Rainout shelters are deployed in four G5 replicate plots of the BCSE (R2-R5) and of the MLE (R1-R4) at all sites except Wisconsin Central–Hancock (R2-R4), which has only three replicates.


Experiment: GLBRC Marginal Land Rainfall Exclusion Experiment
Data available from: December 2015 to April 2020
Dataset: GLBRC134
Datatable ID: GLBRC134-005.99
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Last Updated 2023-01-19
Variate Description Units
location the weather station location
datetime the date and time in UTC
datetime in est the date and time in the Eastern Standard time zone
battery voltage min v Minimum battery voltage volt
vwc avg volumetric water content at 10 cm (fraction) cubiccentimeters/cubiccentimeters
vwc 2 avg volumetric water content at 25 cm (fraction) cubiccentimeters/cubiccentimeters
soil temp 1 avg soil temperature at 10 cm celsius
soil temp 2 avg soil temperature at 25 cm celsius
airtc avg air temperature at 2 m celsius
rh relative humidity (%) dimensionless
par den avg PAR density average micromole/metersquared/second
par tot tot PAR total mmol/m^2
ws ms avg wind speed average meters/second
rainfall mm tot rainfall in mm millimeter
slrmj tot solar radiation megajoule/metersquared

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Data Excerpt

location datetime datetime_in_est battery_voltage_min_v vwc_10_cm_avg vwc_25_cm_avgj soil_temp_1_avg soil_temp_2_avg airtc_avg rh par_den_avg par_tot_tot ws_ms_avg rain_mm_tot slrmj_tot
Lux Arbor 2023-01-19 15:00:00 +0000 2023-01-19 10:00:00 UTC 12.06 0.347 0.352 2.416 2.625 3.318 100.0 40.7 146.5193 1.363 0.04796804
Lux Arbor 2023-01-19 14:00:00 +0000 2023-01-19 09:00:00 UTC 12.06 0.347 0.352 2.403 2.66 2.846 100.0 7.971 28.69716 1.432 0.008670502
Lux Arbor 2023-01-19 13:00:00 +0000 2023-01-19 08:00:00 UTC 12.06 0.346 0.352 2.327 2.688 2.442 100.0 0.295 1.063181 1.808 7.061569e-05
Lux Arbor 2023-01-19 12:00:00 +0000 2023-01-19 07:00:00 UTC 12.07 0.348 0.352 2.346 2.641 2.163 100.0 0.221 0.7952207 2.612 1.805924e-05
Lux Arbor 2023-01-19 11:00:00 +0000 2023-01-19 06:00:00 UTC 12.08 0.349 0.352 2.387 2.701 1.923 100.0 0.202 0.7260759 2.809 1.785659e-05
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