Environmental conditions data

Environment conditions data is collected using the Vaisala CO2, Thies Clima weather sensors as well as lightning, irrigation, and weather data collected at the Maricopa site.

Data formats follow the Climate and Forecast (CF) conventions for variable names and units. Environmental data are stored in the Geostreams database.

Data sources

  • WeatherStation coordinates are 33.074457 N, 111.975163 W
  • EnvironmentLogger is on top of the gantry system and is moveable.
  • Irrigation is managed at the field level. There are four regions that can be irrigated at different rates.

Data access

Level 1 data

Level 1 meteorological data is aggregated to from 1 Hz raw data to 5 minute averages or sums.

netCDF: 5s (12 per minute) observations

On Globus or Workbench you can find these data provided in both hourly and daily files. These files contain data at the original temporal resolution of 1/s. In addition, they contain the high resolution spectral radiometer data.

sites/ua-mac/Level_1/envlog_netcdf

  • hourly files: YYYY-MM-DD_HH-MM-SS_environmentallogger.nc
  • daily files: envlog_netcdf_L1_ua-mac_YYYY-MM-DD.nc

Geostreams: 5 minute observations

Data can be accessed using the geostreams API or the PEcAn meteorological workflow. These are illustrated in the sensor data tutorials.

Here is the json representation of a single five-minute observation:

Data can be accessed using the geostreams API or the PEcAn meteorological workflow.

These are illustrated in the sensor data tutorials.

Here is the json representation of a single five-minute observation from Geostreams:

[
   {
      "geometry":{
         "type":"Point",
         "coordinates":[
            33.0745666667,
            -111.9750833333,
            0
         ]
      },
      "start_time":"2016-08-30T00:06:24-07:00",
      "type":"Feature",
      "end_time":"2016-08-30T00:10:00-07:00",
      "properties":{
         "precipitation_rate":0.0,
         "wind_speed":1.6207870370370374,
         "surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air":0.0,
         "northward_wind":0.07488770951583902,
         "relative_humidity":26.18560185185185,
         "air_temperature":300.17606481481516,
         "eastward_wind":1.571286062845733,
         "surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air":0.0
      }
   },

Variable names and units

CF standard-name units bety isimip cruncep narr ameriflux
air_temperature K airT tasAdjust tair air TA (C)
air_temperature_max K tasmaxAdjust NA tmax
air_temperature_min K tasminAdjust NA tmin
air_pressure Pa air_pressure PRESS (KPa)
mole_fraction_of_carbon_dioxide_in_air mol/mol CO2
moisture_content_of_soil_layer kg m-2
soil_temperature K soilT TS1 (NOT DONE)
relative_humidity % relative_humidity rhurs NA rhum RH
specific_humidity 1 specific_humidity NA qair shum CALC(RH)
water_vapor_saturation_deficit Pa VPD VPD (NOT DONE)
surface_downwelling_longwave_flux_in_air W m-2 same rldsAdjust lwdown dlwrf Rgl
surface_downwelling_shortwave_flux_in_air W m-2 solar_radiation rsdsAdjust swdown dswrf Rg
surface_downwelling_photosynthetic_photon_flux_in_air mol m-2 s-1 PAR PAR (NOT DONE)
precipitation_flux kg m-2 s-1 cccc prAdjust rain acpc PREC (mm/s)
degrees wind_direction WD
wind_speed m/s Wspd WS
eastward_wind m/s eastward_wind CALC(WS+WD)
northward_wind m/s northward_wind CALC(WS+WD)

Raw Data

Data is available via Globus or Workbench:

  • /ua-mac/raw_data/co2sensor
  • /ua-mac/raw_data/EnvironmentLogger
  • /ua-mac/raw_data/irrigation
  • /ua-mac/raw_data/lightning
  • /ua-mac/raw_data/weather

Sensor information:

Computational pipeline

Environmental Logger

  • Description: EnvironmentalLogger raw files are converted to netCDF.

Known Issues

Known issue: the irrigation data stream does not currently handle variable irrigation rates within the field. Specifically, we have not yet accounted for the Summer 2014 drought experiments. See terraref/reference-data#196 for more information.

Github Issues

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