Hill, T.C.; Chocholek, M.

Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) meteorological data from Cartmel Sands, Morecambe

The meteorological data describes the air and soil temperatures, net radiation balance, down-welling photosynthetically active radiation, wind speed, wind direction and the vapour pressure deficit.

Data collection was carried out at Cartmel Sands marsh from the 31st of May 2013 till the 26th of January 2015. The Cartmel Sands site is in Morecambe, North West 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: 2016-02-29

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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.C.; Chocholek, M. (2016). Coastal Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service Sustainability (CBESS) meteorological data from Cartmel Sands, Morecambe. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/b1e2fb9c-8c34-490a-b6ae-2fdf6b460726

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2013-05-31    to    2015-01-26

Quality

Lineage
Measurements are recorded on a Campbell Scientific (CS) CR5000 datalogger. The wind direction and wind speed are measured at 10 Hz by a CS CSAT3 anemometer installed at 4.3 m on a lattice tower. The remaining variables are record every 15 minutes. Air temperature and humidity is measured with Vaisala MP103A 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 type T thermocouples.

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

Hill, T.C.
University of Exeter
Chocholek, M.
University of St Andrews

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Point Of Contact
Hill, T.C.
University of Exeter
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre

Spatial

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

Keywords

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Other keywords
temperature
relative humidity
humidity
vapour pressure deficit
VPD
photosynthetically active radiation
PAR
net radiation
radiation
saltmarsh
soil
air
precipitation
wind direction
wind speed
temperature
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features
Place keywords
United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay
Theme keywords
BESS
CBESS

Dataset identifiers

https://catalogue.ceh.ac.uk/id/b1e2fb9c-8c34-490a-b6ae-2fdf6b460726
doi:10.5285/b1e2fb9c-8c34-490a-b6ae-2fdf6b460726

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2018-06-11T15:15:38