Oregon Crest-to-Coast Environmental Monitoring Transect Dataset

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The US Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division (EPA) has been monitoring above- and belowground climate data from 23 locations along an Oregon Cascade Mountain Crest-to-Coast transect since 1993. The start date for the sites varied over a several year period. The monitoring sites were located in old-growth and non old-growth coniferous forests (douglas fir, sitka spruce, alder, juniper, ponderosa pine), adjacent clear-cuts, and top of canopy locations. The following variables have been measured every 5-minutes with hourly averages/totals computed for each location: air temperature, relative humidity, rainfall, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR), soil temperature (multiple depths), snow depth (where applicable) and volumetric soil moisture (multiple depths). In addition, wind speed, wind direction, shortwave radiation, and barometric pressure were measured at numerous field site locations. Data are provided as unprocessed raw observations; though some minimal "quality assurance" may have been applied to ensure that data contains "reasonable" values and does not exceed expected calibration thresholds.
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Ronald S. Waschmann, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division. "Oregon Crest-to-Coast Climate Observations". NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TT4NWV. [access date].
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Time Period 1993-01-01 to Present (time interval: 1-hour)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 45.5
S: 44.0
E: -121.0
W: -125.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-07-28
Edition n/a
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Annually
Purpose EPA wants to ensure that this very large in-situ dataset is available to the scientific community.
Use Limitations
  • Please review documentation for more information regarding appropriateness for use and research.
Dataset Citation
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Ronald S. Waschmann, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division. "Oregon Crest-to-Coast Climate Observations". NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TT4NWV. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Waschmann, Ronald S.
    EPA > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division
Originators
  • Waschmann, Ronald S.
    EPA > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Precipitation Amount
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Indicators > Humidity
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Surface Winds
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Surface Thermal Properties > Skin Temperature
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Earth Science > Land Surface > Soils > Soil Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Solar Radiation
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Wind Speed And Direction
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Precipitation
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Water Vapour
  • Terrestrial - Soil Moisture
  • Terrestrial - Fraction Of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fapar)
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • EPA > U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Meteorological Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Anemometers
  • PYRANOMETERS
  • Rain Gauges
  • SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
  • SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • HUMIDITY SENSORS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Oregon
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • Point Resolution
Use Constraints
  • Users must cite this dataset as: Ronald S. Waschmann, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Western Ecology Division. "Oregon Crest-to-Coast Climate Observations". NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5TT4NWV. [access date].
  • User accepts data as is, acknowledges EPA when providing data, and contacts EPA for advanced analyses involving possible collaboration.
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Lineage Statement Data are provided as unprocessed raw observations; though some minimal "quality assurance" may have been applied to ensure that data contains "reasonable" values and does not exceed expected calibration thresholds. For more information, review dataset documentation.
Processing Documents
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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