Status: 

Ongoing

Title

Maximum temperature at El Verde Field Station, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico since October 1992
Summary

Short name: 

LUQMetadata16

Data set ID: 

16

Abstract: 

Daily emperature has been measured at the El Verde Field Station since 1975 (see methods). Monthly averages have been calculated. Maximum values for maximum temperature were recorded from May to October with a range from 29 to 30 and peaks of 29.7 Centigrade in October. The months of October through December show the most dramatic increase, specially December (see chart). Highest average maximum temperatures during these years were recorded in 1998 and 1999 (See chart). Max monthly temperatures appear to be increasing from this years on.

Dates
Date Range: 
1992-10-01 00:00:00 to 2017-08-14 00:00:00

Publication Date: 

1995-07-01 00:00:00
People

Owner/Creator: 

Contact: 

Additional Project roles: 

Name: Eda Melendez-Colom Role: Data Manager
Name: Douglas A. Schaefer Role: Associated Researcher
Name: John Bithorn Role: Associated Researcher
Name: William H. McDowell Role: Associated Researcher
Methodology

Methods: 

During first period of record the El Verde Field Station was administered by the Center for Energy and Environmental Research (CEER). Since 1988 the Station has been administered by what was known then as the Terrestrial Ecology Division (TED) of the University of Puerto Rico. In 1997 TED became the Institute of Tropical Ecosystem Studies (ITES) under the Natural Science Faculty of the University of Puerto Rico at the Rio Piedras Campus.

Additional information: 

ADJUSTED DATA

DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT EL VERDE, 1975 to 1989
1. FROM JAN 1975 THROUGH APRIL 1978 RECORDED AX T DATA APPEARED TO BE TOO HIGH. THEY WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH LONG-TERM AVG MAX T.(*)
2. RECORDS ARE MISSING FROM OCT AND NOV 1978. LONG-TERM AVG MAX T WERE SUBSTITUTED FOR THOSE MONTHS.
3. RECORDS ARE TOO LOW FOR THE PERIOD OCT 1987 THROUGH AUG 1992. FROM OCT 1987 THROUGH OCT 1989 DATA WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH LONG-TERM AVG MAX T (*). RECORDS FROM NOV 1989 THROUGH AUG 1992 WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH ADUSTED EV MET STATION MEASUREMENTS.
4. THERE ARE NO EV MET STATION DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JAN 1992. THEY WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH LONG-TERM AVG MAX T (*).
5.  Data (1988-1992) was read as current not max. Adjustments  were done based on daily max data from other stations (Pico del Este and Fajardo) (*) Long-term avg Max T WHERE CALCULATED USING THE DATA FROM JAN 1979 to DEC 1986.

DAILY MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE AT EL VERDE, 1990 to 1999
1. RECORDS ARE TOO LOW FOR THE PERIOD OCT 1987 THROUGH AUG 1992. FROM OCT 1987 THROUGH OCT 1989 DATA WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH LONG-TERM AVG MAX T (*). RECORDS FROM NOV 1989 THROUGH AUG 1992 WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH ADUSTED EV MET STATION MEASUREMENTS.
2. THERE ARE NO EV MET STATION DATA FOR THE MONTH OF JAN 1992. THEY WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH LONG-TERM AVG MAX T (*).
3. Data (1988-1992) was read as current not max. Adjustments  were done based on daily max data from other stations (Pico del Este and Fajardo)
4. FROM SEP 1992 THROUGH APRI 1997 RECORDED MAX T DATA APPEARED TO BE TOO HIGH. THEY WERE SUBSTITUTED WITH ADJUSTED EV MET STATION DATA.
5. In September 19, 1992, the thermomether for reading Maximum Temperature in Fahrenheit was replaced for a new one.

CLIMDB DATA

The data from this data set is harvested by the LTER ClimDB (http://climhy.lternet.edu/harvest.pl.) and available to the public at: http://climhy.lternet.edu/. See the location for the LUQ ClimDB El Verde site data in this website at: http://luq.lternet.edu/datamng/nis/luqclimdb.txt

GRAPHS


 

Status: 

Ongoing

Time Period: 

Long-Term