Dataset
Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) eddy covariance flux data for Abbotts Hall, Essex

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The eddy covariance data describes the fluxes of CO2, latent energy, and sensible heat. It also includes ancillary data: air and soil temperatures, net radiation balance, down-welling photosynthetically active radiation, wind speed, wind direction, vapour pressure deficit, friction velocity, Monin–Obukhov stability and modelled respiration. Data collection was carried out at Abbotts Hall marsh from the 15 December 2012 till the 27 January 2015. The Abbotts Hall site is in Essex, South East England, and the meteorological tower was situated in the middle of the marsh.

This data was collected as part of Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS): NE/J015644/1. The project was funded with support from the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (BESS) programme. BESS is a six-year programme (2011-2017) funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of the UK’s Living with Environmental Change (LWEC) programme.

Publication date: 2016-04-25

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Format of the dataset: Comma-separated values (CSV)

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This resource is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Hill, T.; Chocholek, M. (2016). Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) eddy covariance flux data for Abbotts Hall, Essex. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/8cfd9a2a-8b68-40c6-94a1-be8e02e869c1

 

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This resource is under embargo and will be made available by 31/03/2018 at the latest

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2012-12-15    to    2015-01-27

Quality

Lineage
Measurements are recorded on Campbell Scientific (CS) dataloggers. A CS Closed Path Eddy Covariance (CPEC200) system was used to measure the fluxes. Flux and wind velocity measurements were made at 10 Hz using the CS CPEC200’s CSAT3A anemometer install at 4.3 m on a lattice tower by a CS CR3000 datalogger. Fluxes were processed using EdiRe and Matlab.

The remaining variables are record at 1/60 Hz (i.e. every minute) by a CS CR1000 with multiplexer. Air temperature and humidity is measured with Vaisala HMP155A and then converted to Vapour Pressure deficit (VPD). Precipitation is record by an Environmental Measurements Limited (EML) ARG100 tipping bucket rain gauge. Net radiation is measured with a Kipp and Zonen NR Lite. Photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) is measured with a Skye Instruments SKP215. Soil temperatures are measured with CS 107 thermistors.

Mean half hourly values were calculated in Matlab. The time refers to the middle of the half hourly period. E.g. 00:15 refers to the half hour from (and including) 00:00 up to (but not including) 00:30.

Authors

University of Exeter
University of St Andrews

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University of Exeter
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Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Keywords

Topic categories
Oceans
Other keywords
Eddy Covariance
CO2
NEE
LE
H
Latent Energy
Sensible Heat
meteorological
temperature
relative humidity
humidity
vapour pressure deficit
VPD
photosynthetically active radiation
PAR
net radiation
radiation
salt marsh
soil
air
precipitation
wind direction
wind speed
CBESS
BESS
INSPIRE Theme
Habitats and Biotopes
Place keywords
Essex

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/8cfd9a2a-8b68-40c6-94a1-be8e02e869c1
doi:10.5285/8cfd9a2a-8b68-40c6-94a1-be8e02e869c1

Metadata

Record identifier
8cfd9a2a-8b68-40c6-94a1-be8e02e869c1
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Record last updated
2017-10-16T10:29:33