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Automatic weather station data (Weather Station 1, Swan Hills)

Related Party - Organisation (Author): Wensum Alliance
This is the record for Weather Station 1 recorded by the Wensum DTC in the Wensum catchment. The record includes: date and time of measurement, maximum, minimum and average wind speed, wind direction, relative humidity, air temperature, solar radiation and rainfall (15 minute resolution). The data is corrected for errors, for further information please see supporting document.

Subject Keywords: Weather dataRainfallWind speedWind directionRelative humidityNet solar radiation
Geographic Keywords: WensumNorfolkEast AngliaUnited KingdomCatchment basin
Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2010-28-06 11:15:05 End Date/Time:  2014-12-31 23:45:06

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): 1.0791389
    Longitude (East): 1.2012908
    Latitude (South): 52.773180
    Latitude (North): 52.806997

Vertical Extent (Minimum):  35.9 metres
Vertical Extent (Maximum):  35.9 metres
Data Quality Statement:
The Wensum DTC has a monitoring network installed to measure meteorological, hydrological and hydrochemical parameters in target sub-catchments. This statement aims to describe the in-situ monitoring equipment, methods and protocols performed on our data before it is published on the archive. Quality assurance and quality control procedures Quality assurance (QA) procedures are followed during data collection, detailed with our monitoring equipment. Regular maintenance activities are carried out at a weekly frequency and involve cleaning of flow-through cells, clearing of in-channel vegetation and debris where stage is monitored and cleaning of rain gauges. All field work and maintenance activities are entered into maintenance logs for each site, which are used during data quality control (QC) procedures. QC procedures include the validation of high-frequency nutrient data using point samples in the Blackwater sub catchment. These samples are analysed in laboratories following standard methods. Inter-laboratory comparisons are used to check consistency in analytical procedures between sub-catchments. QC procedures also include the identification of errors in all data sets. Errors flagged as critical include: periods of maintenance when data may be unrepresentative; equipment of power failures; or data below limits of detection. On-site visits by field staff are recorded in a maintenance log which is checked against the data during the quality control (QC) post-processing. Any data likely to be disturbed by the routine field work are removed, along with any known periods of downtime, hence some of the data is not included and there may be time breaks in the files accessible on the archive. The Wensum DTC’s weather station data has been corrected for issues predominantly associated with the anemometer, hence some of the data is not included and there may be time breaks in the files accessible on the archive. Rain gauge data on the archive contains a quality check to ensure that the data has been matched with other rain gauge measurements, ensuring its validity. This and other periods of downtime are shown by a potential error associated with each measurement at an hourly resolution.
Documentation: Wensum DTC General information - Supporting Document Weather Station 1
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Rights Statement

This data is published under the licence FBA Licence

Attribution: Wensum Alliance

Citation of this data should be as follows:
Wensum Alliance (2015): Automatic weather station data (Weather Station 1, Swan Hills). Version:1. [dataset] Freshwater Biological Association [publisher]. doi:10.17865/dtcwensum130

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