GRC Weather Station Data, San Salvador Island, Bahamas


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Abstract

To monitor meteorologic conditions on San Salvador Island throughout the duration of our well and lake instrumentation campaigns (see associated datasets), we installed an automatic weather station (AWS) at the Gerace Research Centre (GRC) located on the island's northern shore. The GRC weather station was equipped with a HOBO U30 Data Logger that recorded sensor measurements at a 15-minute sampling rate from November 2017 through October 2019. The AWS measured air temperature, and relative humidity with a Temperature/RH Smart Sensor (S-WSB-M003) installed within a solar radiation shield to prevent overheating. Rainfall was measured with a HOBO/Onset Rain Gauge Smart Sensor that using a tipping bucket mechanism mounted on a stainless steel shaft with brass bearings within aluminum housing to monitor rainfall rates up to 12.7 cm per hour. Atmospheric pressure was measured using a Barometric Pressure Smart Sensor within weatherproof housing with an accuracy of +/- 3.0 mbar, a resolution of 1.0 mbar, and a measurement range of 660-1070 mbar. Incoming shortwave solar radiation was measured with a silicon pyranometer (Solar Radiation Smart Sensor) mounted onto the weather station using the Onset Light Sensor Bracket. Data gaps due to sensor failure or proceeding sensor addition to the weather station producing null values are filled with "NaN" (i.e., not a number).

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Spatial

Coordinate System/Geographic Projection:
WGS 84 EPSG:4326
Coordinate Units:
Decimal degrees
Place/Area Name:
Gerace Research Centre
Longitude
-74.4639°
Latitude
24.1186°

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GRC Weather Station Data, San Salvador Island, Bahamas

Onset/HOBO weather station installed at the Gerace Research Center (GRC) to monitor air temperature, rainfall, incoming solar radiation, and barometric pressure variability on the island.

GRC weather station location: 24.11863 N, -74.463884 E.


Measurements, Units, and Unit Abbreviations
RH (float) : Relative humidity. percentage \%

P_atm (float) : Atmospheric Pressure
units of kPa, kilopascals

SW_down (float) : Incoming shortwave solar radiation
units of Watts per square meter or W m^-1

Air Temp (float) : Air temperature in degrees Celsius

Precipitation (float) : Rainfall in mm
unit of millimeters per 15 minutes.

Timestamp (UTC-5) (str) : Timestamp associated with measurements.
percision to the minute. Format "DD-MM-YYYY hh:mm". Times are reported in UTC-05:00.

NaN (str) : null value (no data representation).


Associated Datasets

Breithaupt, C. I., Knoll, R. A., Gulley, J. D., Mejia, J. Z. (2021). GRC Weather Station Data, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. HydroShare. doi: 10.4211/hs.31b7c356119241e0a9b1f6f56a9cb44e

Breithaupt, C. I., Knoll, R. A., Gulley, J. D., Mejia, J. Z. (2021). LineHole Well Field Monitoring, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. HydroShare, doi: 10.4211/hs.bb01ce1e21214f93b197d6855823af53

Knoll, R. A., Breithaupt, C. I., Gulley, J. D., Mejia, J. Z. (2021). Pressure, Temperature, and Specific Conductivity from Lakes on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. HydroShare. doi: 10.4211/hs.6d479a668f6c40a289d09e6c95ecf250


Contact Information

For general questions about this dataset please contact Dr. Jason Gulley of the University of South Florida.
jdgulley@usf.edu, website


repo and readme.md compiled by J. Z. Mejia on 21 May 2021

References

Related Resources

The content of this resource serves as the data for: Breithaupt, C. I. (2020). Porosity and Permeability Extremes in an Eogenetic Carbonate Platform: Mechanisms for Formation and Implications for Fluid Flow. [Doctoral dissertation, University of South Florid] ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2475129033). http://ezproxy.lib.usf.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/porosity-permeability-extremes-eogenetic/docview/2475129033/se-2?accountid
The content of this resource serves as the data for: Knoll, R. A. (2020). Using Tidal Analysis to Examine Lake-Aquifer Connectivity on a Modern Carbonate Platform (Order No. 28153683). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ University of South Florida - FCLA; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2465720870). http://ezproxy.lib.usf.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/dissertations-theses/using-tidal-analysis-examine-lake-aquifer/docview/2465720870/se-2?accountid=14745
The content of this resource serves as the data for: Breithaupt CI, Gulley JD, Moore PJ, Fullmer SM, Kerans C, Mejia JZ. Flank margin caves can connect to regionally extensive touching vug networks before burial: Implications for cave formation and fluid flow. Earth Surf. Process. Landforms. 2021;1–24. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5114
The content of this resource is part of: Knoll, R. A., Breithaupt, C. I., Gulley, J. D., Mejia, J. Z. (2021). Pressure, Temperature, and Specific Conductivity from Lakes on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. HydroShare. doi: https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.6d479a668f6c40a289d09e6c95ecf250
The content of this resource is part of: Breithaupt, C. I., Knoll, R. A., Gulley, J. D., Mejia, J. Z. (2021). LineHole Well Field Monitoring, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. HydroShare, doi: https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.bb01ce1e21214f93b197d6855823af53

Credits

Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation Collaborative Research: How does groundwater inundation of carbonate island interiors from sea level rise impact surface water-aquifer interactions and evaporative losses? 1743383

How to Cite

Breithaupt, C. I., R. A. Knoll, J. D. Gulley, J. Z. Mejia (2021). GRC Weather Station Data, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, HydroShare, https://doi.org/10.4211/hs.31b7c356119241e0a9b1f6f56a9cb44e

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