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Title: Seven years (2008-2014) of meteorological observations plus a synthetic El Nino drought for BCI Panama.

This dataset is a derivative product of raw meteorological data collected at Barro Colorado Island, Panama (see acknowledgements below). This dataset contains the following: 1) a seven-year record (2008-2014) of meteorological observations from BCI that is in a comma delimited text format, 2) an R-script that converts the observed meteorology into an hdf5 format that can be read by the ED2 model, 3) two decades of meteorological drivers in hdf5 format that are based on the 7-year record of observations and include a synthetic 2-yr El Nino drought, 4) a ReadMe.txt file that explains how the data in the hdf5 meteorological drivers correspond to the observations. The raw meteorological data were further QC'd as part of the NGEE-Tropics project to derive item 1 above. The R-script makes the appropriate unit conversions for all observed meteorological variables to be compatible with the ED2 model. The R-script also converts RH into specific humidity, splits total shortwave radiation into its 4-stream parts, and calculates longwave radiation from air temperature and RH. The synthetic El Nino drought is based on selected months from the observed meteorology where in each, precipitation (only) of the selected months was modified to reflect the precipitation patterns of themore » 1982/83 El Nino observed at BCI. « less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Berkeley Lab
  2. LBNL
  3. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
NGT0050
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org(s):
Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Tropics; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (See acknowledgements below for the source of the original raw data)
Sponsoring Org:
Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
OSTI Identifier:
1414275

Powell, Thomas, Kueppers, Lara, and Paton, Steve. Seven years (2008-2014) of meteorological observations plus a synthetic El Nino drought for BCI Panama.. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.15486/ngt/1414275.
Powell, Thomas, Kueppers, Lara, & Paton, Steve. Seven years (2008-2014) of meteorological observations plus a synthetic El Nino drought for BCI Panama.. United States. doi:10.15486/ngt/1414275.
Powell, Thomas, Kueppers, Lara, and Paton, Steve. 2017. "Seven years (2008-2014) of meteorological observations plus a synthetic El Nino drought for BCI Panama.". United States. doi:10.15486/ngt/1414275. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1414275.
@misc{osti_1414275,
title = {Seven years (2008-2014) of meteorological observations plus a synthetic El Nino drought for BCI Panama.},
author = {Powell, Thomas and Kueppers, Lara and Paton, Steve},
abstractNote = {This dataset is a derivative product of raw meteorological data collected at Barro Colorado Island, Panama (see acknowledgements below). This dataset contains the following: 1) a seven-year record (2008-2014) of meteorological observations from BCI that is in a comma delimited text format, 2) an R-script that converts the observed meteorology into an hdf5 format that can be read by the ED2 model, 3) two decades of meteorological drivers in hdf5 format that are based on the 7-year record of observations and include a synthetic 2-yr El Nino drought, 4) a ReadMe.txt file that explains how the data in the hdf5 meteorological drivers correspond to the observations. The raw meteorological data were further QC'd as part of the NGEE-Tropics project to derive item 1 above. The R-script makes the appropriate unit conversions for all observed meteorological variables to be compatible with the ED2 model. The R-script also converts RH into specific humidity, splits total shortwave radiation into its 4-stream parts, and calculates longwave radiation from air temperature and RH. The synthetic El Nino drought is based on selected months from the observed meteorology where in each, precipitation (only) of the selected months was modified to reflect the precipitation patterns of the 1982/83 El Nino observed at BCI.},
doi = {10.15486/ngt/1414275},
year = {2017},
month = {1} }
  1. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments–Tropics, or NGEE-Tropics, is a ten-year, multi-institutional project aiming to fill the critical gaps in knowledge of tropical forest-climate system interactions. The overarching goal of NGEE-Tropics is to develop a predictive understanding of how tropical forest carbon balance and climate system feedbacks will respond to changing environmental drivers over the 21st Century. NGEE-Tropics’ grand deliverable is a representative, process-rich tropical forest ecosystem model, extending from bedrock to the top of the vegetative canopy-atmosphere interface, in which the evolution and feedbacks of tropical ecosystems in a changing climate can be modeled at the scale and resolution of amore » next-generation Earth System Model grid cell (~10 x 10 km2 grid size). « less
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