Oregon Crest-to-Coast Environmental Monitoring Transect Dataset

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

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.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 28, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Map of Stations

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) July 28, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite 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., 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., 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.
Bbox East Long -121.0
Bbox North Lat 45.5
Bbox South Lat 44.0
Bbox West Long -125.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview Description Map of Stations
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00760_ORC2C.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00760
Harvest Object Id 58d3d960-d7d2-42cd-a145-f058e590d608
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence Please review documentation for more information regarding appropriateness for use and research.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1993-01-01

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