CEOP/EOP-1 GAPP Ft. Peck Hourly Soil Heat Flux, Moisture, and Temperature Data Set 1.0 Contact Information 1.1 UCAR/JOSS Contact Steven F Williams Data Specialist UCAR/JOSS P.O. BOX 3000 Boulder, CO, USA, 80307-3000 Telephone: 303-497-8987 Facsimile: 303-497-8158 E-Mail Address: email@example.com 1.2 GAPP Contact Tilden Meyers NOAA/ATDD P.O. Box 2456 Oak Ridge, TN 37831-2456 USA Telephone: 423-576-1233 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2.0 General Description This data set contains the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) Enhanced Observing Period 1 (EOP-1) Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Americas Prediction Project (GAPP) Ft. Peck Hourly Soil Heat Flux, Moisture, and Temperature Data Set. This data set contains hourly soil heat flux (0cm depth), soil temperature (2, 4, 8, 16, 32, and 64cm depths), and soil moisture (10, 30, and 60cm depths) data from a single station for the CEOP EOP-1 time period (01 July 2001 to 30 September 2001). The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research/Joint Office for Science Support (UCAR/JOSS) did not perform quality control processing on this data set. 3.0 Detailed Data Description This data set is also available on-line in 30-minute native format at http://www.joss.ucar.edu/ghp/ceopdm/ under the link "CEOP EOP-1 Reference Site Data Sets" 3.1 GAPP Ft. Peck Algorithms The algorithms used to produce the GAPP Ft. Peck native format data are not currently available. This CEOP/EOP-1 GAPP Ft. Peck Hourly Soil Heat Flux, Moisture, and Temperature Data Set hourly data set was formed by extracting the top of the hour observations from the 30 minute native format data. The data were provided in local standard time and were converted to UTC time by adding 7 hours to the local standard time. The soil heat flux provided in the native format was assumed to be at a depth of 0 cm. More information regarding this site can be found under the CEOP Reference Site Station Characteristics link on the UCAR/JOSS CEOP Data Management page at http://www.joss.ucar.edu/ghp/ceopdm/. 3.2 Station Information The following is a complete description of the station information provided with this CEOP GAPP Ft. Peck data set. Table 1 details the station list parameters. GAPP Ft. Peck values for each parameter are listed in brackets at the end of each line. The beginning and ending dates for the period of coverage are in Universal Time Coordinated (UTC). The Identification Type field is network dependent and indicates the source of the Identification field. The Occurrence field is an integer value used to indicate co-located stations. Note that when a particular parameter is unknown for a station, either a blank, a question mark, or all 9's will appear in that parameter's position. For a complete list of Country, State, and County values, refer to the document in the references (Section 5.0). Possible platform types and frequency values are listed in Tables 2 and 3, respectively. Note that only those platform types present in the CEOP EOP-1 data have been listed. Table 1 Parameter Description --------- ----------- Identification ID in data. [Ft. Peck] Identification Type Internal ID number type.  Latitude Station Latitude. [48.31000] Longitude Station Longitude. [-105.10000] Occurrence Station occurrence.  Lat/Lon Accuracy Number of digits accuracy in lat/lon values.  Name Expanded station name. [GAPP:Ft. Peck] Commissioned Flag `(C)' indicates commissioned station, `(N)' indicates station which is NOT commissioned. [(N)] Begin Period of Coverage Beginning date of period of coverage (YYYYMMDD).  End Period of Coverage End date of period of coverage (YYYYMMDD).  Country Country in which station is located. [US] State State code.  County County code. [???] UTC offset Hour Offset from UTC time. [0.00] DST switch 'y' indicates station does switch to Daylight Savings Time (DST). 'n' indicates station does not switch to DST. [n] Platform type Collection Platform. See Table 2.  Reporting Frequency Frequency of data collection. [30min] Elevation Station elevation.  Fixed/Mobile flag Flag indicating if station has fixed location. 'f' indicates a fixed station. 'm' indicates a mobile station. [f] Table 2 Platform Type Description ------------- ----------- 264 CEOP Reference Site Platform Table 3 Reporting Frequency ------------------- 30 minute 3.3 Detailed Format Description The CEOP EOP-1 GAPP Ft. Peck Hourly Soils Data Set contains 11 metadata parameters followed by parameter values for 26 soils depths (i.e., 0,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10,15,16,20,25,30,32,35,40,45,50, 60,64,85,100,125,150,175 cm). The metadata parameters describe the station location and time at which the data were collected and the record type. The record type describes the type of data found on that record and is described in the Table 4 below. The time of observation is reported both in Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) Nominal and UTC actual time. Days begin at UTC 0100 and end at UTC 0000 the following day. Note that missing parameter values are indicated by "-999.99". The table below details the parameters in each record. Parameters Units ---------- ----- Date of Observation UTC Nominal Time of Observation UTC Nominal Date of Observation UTC Actual Time of Observation UTC Actual CSE Identifier Abbreviation of CSE name Reference Site Identifier Abbreviation of Site name Station Identifier Reference Site Dependent Latitude Decimal degrees, South is negative Longitude Decimal degrees, West is negative Station Elevation Meters Record Type Type of data in current record. See Table 4. Parameter Values Parameter Values for 26 depths. Table 4 Record Type Description ------------- ----------- SoilHtFlux Soil heat flux in W/m2 SoilMoist Volumetric soil water content in percent SoilTemp Soil temperature in Celsius 3.4 Data Remarks This data set contains only the hourly observations for the CEOP EOP-1 time period. This data set is also available on-line in native format at http://www.joss.ucar.edu/ghp/ceopdm/ under the link "CEOP EOP-1 Reference Site Data Sets". 4.0 Quality Control Processing UCAR/JOSS performed limited gross limit and visual checks on this data set. No data values have been changed. 5.0 References Department of Commerce - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), 1985: Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 10-3 Countries, Dependencies, & Areas of Special Sovereignty. Department of Commerce - NIST, Washington, DC.