These meteorological observations are taken from the met mast located at South Beach at 12m above sea-level.
When data are available, they are used to generate the MetDat_s summaries.
Here is the list of field names:
|Year||The year the data were collected|
|Yday||Decimal year day||UTC, January 1 at 00:00 is 1.0|
|MO||The month the data was collected||UTC|
|DA||The day the data were collected||UTC|
|HH||The hour the data were collected||UTC|
|MM||The minute the data were collected||UTC|
|SS||The second the data were collected||UTC|
|lrec_vaiptu||Total number of records collected during averaging period||n/a|
|T_air_vaiptu_mean||Mean Air temperature||Degrees Centigrade (°C)|
|Rel_Hum_vaiptu_mean||Mean Relative humidity||Percent (%)|
|Press_air_vaiptu_mean||Mean Atmospheric pressure||Millibars|
|T_air_vaiptu_median||Median Air temperature||Degrees Centigrade (°C)|
|Rel_Hum_vaiptu_median||Median Relative humidity||Percent (%)|
|Press_air_vaiptu_median||Median Atmospheric pressure||Millibars|
|T_air_vaiptu_std||Standard Deviation of Air temperature||Degrees Centigrade (°C)|
|Rel_Hum_vaiptu_std||Standard Deviation of Relative humidity||Percent (%)|
|Press_air_vaiptu_std||Standard Deviation of Atmospheric pressure||Millibars|
|T_air_vaiptu_len||Record length of valid Air temperature||Temp between -25 and 35*|
|Rel_Hum_vaiptu_len||Record length of valid Relative humidity||RH between 0 and 110*|
|Press_air_vaiptu_len||Record length of valid Atmospheric pressure||P between 870 and 1100*|
* data also cleaned up after range check by removing outliers (4*std from the mean)
8/4/2005 - Used MC Clements Tree Service cherry picker to remove anemometer sn#145 and install sn#6.
Swapped out the wand on the vaiptu as the old one was not working
Replaced wand 10/23/2012 - but didn't work properly (temps too high); reseated 11/5/2012
Vaisala Model PTU200AAB1AB Serial#V1830001
Wand Serial# V1130014
Vaisala wand V1130014 was not reporting temperature or humidity. No sign of damage. Swapped out wand and installed V263005. Wand V1130014 works ok in my office. New wand worked for a while but then Temp too low - shut down data flow and MetDat uses shore lab for now.