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

Abstract

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:
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  1. Berkeley Lab
  2. LBNL
  3. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institution
Publication Date:
Other Number(s):
NGT0050
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
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
DOI:
10.15486/ngt/1414275

Citation Formats

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., 2017. 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. Pub date:Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2017
@article{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},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {1}
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