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Email Data Entry


A little back story about this post: I was talking to an educator about the different options to enter GLOBE data including emailing it. For some reason the instruction file on emailing data was in HTML. I copied and pasted the HTML file into my blog source so it would be more readable. Below are the instructions for emailing data entry. As far as I know, the information is still current.

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Email Data Entry Formats for GLOBE

GLOBE Email Data Entry

Note: Last updated February, 2014
 

INDEX

Message Basics (//AA and //ZZ)
Data Formating Basics (The first four fields)

Site Location Reports

Site Location Format (SL)
Site Name (SN)

Air Temperature Study Site Metadata (ATSSM)
Air Temperature Study Site Metadata Descriptions (ATSSD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Water Study Site Metadata (SWSSM)
Kit Metadata for Surface Water Study Sites (SWSSKM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Characterization Study Site Metadata (SCSSM)
Soil Moisture Study Site Metadata (SMSSM)
Biology Study Site Metadata (BSSM)
Lilac Study Site Metadata (LSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Bud Burst Study Site Metadata (BBSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Green Up/Down Study Site Metadata (GUDSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Phenological Gardens Study Site Metadata (PGSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Study Site Metadata (HBSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Seaweed Study Site Metadata (SWDSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]

Atmosphere Reports

Air Temperature (ATM)
Air Temperature Not Noon (ATMNN)
Digital Air and Soil Thermometer Calibration (DASTC)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Digital Thermometer Reset (DTR)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Digital Air and Soil Temperature (DAST)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Davis Station Air Data (DAVAD)
Davis Station Air and Soil Data (DAVSD)
Ambient Station Air Data (AMBAD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Weather View Station Air Data (WVIEW)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Temperature Site Selection (SRFSS)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Temperature (SRFT)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Precipitation Liquid (PR)
Precipitation Solid (PS)
Cloud Observation (CO)
Cloud Observation with Contrails (CO)
Relative Humidity (RH)
Aerosols (AZ)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Ozone (OZ)
Water Vapor (WV)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Barometric Pressure (BP)
Data Loggers (DLOG)

Hydrology (Surface Water) Reports

Surface Water (SW**) 
Surface Water Temperature (SWT)
Surface Water pH (SWP)
Surface Water Transparency - Secchi Disk (SWTS)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Water Transparency - Transparency Tube (SWTT)
Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen (SWDO)
Surface Water Dissolved Oxygen Probe (SWDOP)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Water Alkalinity (SWA)
Surface Water Conductivity (SWC)
Surface Water Salinity (SWS)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Surface Water Nitrate (SWN)
Surface Water Calibration (SWCAL)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]

Soil Reports

Soil Characterization (SC**) 
Soil Characterization Horizon Description (SCH)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Characterization Bulk Density (SCBD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Characterization Particle-Size Distribution Hydrometer Method (SCPSH)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Characterization pH (SCPH)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Particle Density (SPD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Characterization Fertility (SCF)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Moisture (SM**) 
Soil Moisture -- Gravimetric (SMGR)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Moisture -- Sensor Block (SMSB)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Soil Temperature (ST)
Soil Infiltration (SF)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Davis Air and Soil Data (DAVSD)

Phenology Reports

Phenology Bud Burst (PH**)
Phenology Tree Definition (PHTD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Phenology Budburst (PHBB)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Green Up (GU)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Green Down (GD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Phenological Gardens (PG)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Phenological Gardens Metadata (PGMD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]

Lilac Leaf and Bloom (LI**)
Lilac Bush Definition (LIBD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Lilac Bush and Leaf (LIBL)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Lilac Bush Bloom (LIBB)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Lilac Bush End of Bloom (LIBE)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]

Hummingbirds (HB**)
Hummingbird Flower Definition (HBFD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Sightings (HBS)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Flower visits (HBFL)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Feeder visits (HBFE)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Flower vs. Feeder visits (HBFF)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Flower Species visits (HBSP)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Hummingbird Nesting Report (HBN)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Reproductive Seaweed Phenology (SEAWD)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]

Land Cover/Biology Reports

Biology (BI**) 
Biology Genus and Species (BIGS)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Biology Dominant Vegetation (BIDV)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Biology Codominant Vegetation (BICV)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Biology Grass Measurements (BIGR)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
Biology Canopy and Ground Cover (BIC)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]
 

Summary of Examples

The Response

 

Introduction

GLOBE schools can enter their measurements into the GLOBE data archive via e-mail. These e-mail messages will be received and read by a computer that will enter the data into the archive. Because these messages are processed by a computer instead of a person, it is very important to follow the procedures exactly as described in the following instructions. These instructions cover only the entry of GLOBE measurements into the archive. If you have any questions, contact your Country Coordinator for assistance.

This document describes the procedure for e-mail data entry for all of the GLOBE protocols.

Creating an E-Mail Message

There are many computer programs available for creating e-mail messages. Your system must be able to send e-mail messages via the Internet. Since the exact method for creating a message varies from system to system, you should consult your local system administrator or computer expert for this type of information.

All e-mail programs will allow you to specify the address where the message is to be sent (TO: ) and the subject of the message (SUBJECT: ). There will also be an area where you type the text of the message itself. This information is required for entering data into the GLOBE archive. (Your system may allow you to specify other information, for example "cc:", "bcc:", or "attachments". These are not required for entering data into the GLOBE data archive, and can be left empty.) Please do not send any data as an "attachment". All data must be entered directly into the body of the message.

The Format of the E-Mail Message

All actual observations can be sent by e-mail to the following addresse:

DATA@GLOBE.GOV

Practice observations meant for the training server can be sent to:

PRACTICEDATA@GLOBE.GOV

It is one of these two addresses that you will enter in the TO: field of your e-mail message. It must be entered as shown, with no spaces and with no errors. If there are any errors in the address, your message will not be received and your data will not be entered into either the GLOBE archive or into the practice/training archive.

To indicate that this is a GLOBE data entry message, enter the following in the SUBJECT: line of your message:

DATA

You must enter this exactly as shown, with no spaces or extra words.

The first line of the text in your e-mail message must be as follows:

//AA

This tells the GLOBE computer that the lines that follow will contain your measurements.

You will then need to enter your measurement values in the body of Email message. Each line will contain the measurements for one protocol, measured at one site, on one day. Your message can contain as many lines as you need. For example, a single e-mail data entry message could contain many air temperature and precipitation measurements from many different schools. The data entry formats for each protocol is given in the next section.

After you have entered all of your measurements, the last line of your e-mail message must be as follows:

//ZZ

This tells the computer that there are no more measurements in your message.

Below is an example of how your e-mail message should look based solely on what we've just discussed:

TO: DATA@GLOBE.GOV

SUBJECT: DATA

//AA <Measurement 1> <Measurement 2> <Measurement 3> . . . //ZZ

 

 

General Format for Measurements

The measurements for each protocol are entered in the text of the message, each on a separate line. Each line contains information about which protocol is being reported, when and where the measurements were made, and what measurement values were recorded. Each piece of information is separated by a space. The GLOBE computer interprets the information in the line based on its position in the line. We call each piece of information a field. The fields are separated by spaces and the first field is the one on the left. The first four fields are always required.

Field 1

The first field on a line is always a special character code for the protocol being reported.

Field 2

The second field on a line is always the School ID of the school whose data is being reported in that line. The latest version of Email Data Entry supports two formats for the School ID field:

  • The original-format of the school ID is an 8 character code that uniquely defines each school to the GLOBE data system. This ID is maintained for backward-compatibility, but is also generated for new organizations created through the new GLOBE website. This ID can be looked up through the GLOBE website, or provided by your Partner or Country Coordinator.

    for example:  ZZZZ1234
  • The new GLOBE website assigns a numeric number to every organization in GLOBE. If you prefer, you may use this ID instead of the old format. However, you must prefix the numeric ID with 'ORG_ID:'. This organization ID can be provided by your Partner or Country Coordinator.

    for example:  ORG_ID:1234567


Note that the ZZZZTEST school ID is no longer supported in the latest version of Email Data Entry, historically used for training and for demonstration purposes.

Field 3

The third field on a line is always the site identifier or number. See later in this document for instructions on how to define a site. As with the School ID, the latest version of Email Data Entry supports two formats for the site
identifier/number field:

  • Depending on the protocol report being submitted, the original-format of the site identifier field is either a 6 character code (for example:  ATM-01), or a simple number 1 through 999. If you have an older site that was not created with the new GLOBE website, you may continue to use this format when specifying the site identifier/number. Sites created with the new GLOBE website no longer support the old site identifier/number format.
  • The new GLOBE website assigns a numeric number (siteid) to every site created for an organization. The numeric siteid of an organization's site can be looked-up using the Data Entry application via the GLOBE website, or be provided by your Partner or Country Coordinator. If using this format, you may prefix the numeric siteid with 'SITE_ID:'.

    for example:  SITE_ID:12345 or 12345


The siteid format will work for sites created with the old GLOBE website, and must be used for sites created with the new GLOBE website.

Field 4

The fourth field on a line is always the date and time the measurements were taken in Universal Time (UT). Unless specified otherwise, the format for the date and time must be exactly as shown below:

YYYYMMDDHHmm

The first 4 characters are the year, the next 2 characters are the month, the next two characters are the day, the next two characters are the hour, and the last two characters are the minutes. You must use two characters for the month, day, hour and minutes. If the month, day, hour, or minute values are under 10, use a zero to make it two characters long. For example, if the measurement was taken on March 8, 2010 at 1:05 UT, it would be written as:

201003080105

Remember that you must report the date and time that the measurement was taken, not the date and time that it is being reported. You must also be sure that you report the time in UT, also called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Remember that the difference between UT and your local time will change if you switch between standard and daylight savings time. Also note that the month is given before the day.

Exceptions to this rule occur for all Study Site (SL) definitions, Study Site Meta Data reports and the Lilac and Bud Burst protocols, where a date is asked for instead of the date and time. For these observations, just the year, month, and day are reported, and the hour and minutes are not reported. For these observations the format is written as:

YYYYMMDD

Remaining Fields

The remaining fields on a line will contain the actual measured values for that protocol and are described below. Your measurement entries may exceed one line if you wish. Each field must always be filled with a value. Sometimes there will be a field defined for which you have no data because you did not do that part of the protocol, or because it doesn't apply. In these cases, you must place an "X" in that field so that the GLOBE computer will know that there is no data to be entered for that field. However, many fields require a value. In these cases, an "X" for that field will generate an error.

For all protocols, the first four fields must be reported and cannot be reported as missing. All notes after the field definitions that mention required fields assume that the first four fields are always being reported.

Comments

The protocols listed below allow you to describe conditions that affected your measurement. If you wish to include these comments, they must be written after all the other fields have been filled in. For example, if you wish to make a comment about an air temperature (ATM) observation, the comment would need to start after the last field, which in this case is Field 7. If you do not have any comments for this group of measurements, do not enter a missing value for it ( i.e. 'X' ). Do not write any of the special character codes within your comments.

 

 

Specific Formats for Data Entry by Protocol

Site Location (SL):

For all GLOBE measurements, you must first specify the location of your study site. You may do this through the Web or by submitting a Site Location (SL) record. Defining a study site is done in exactly the same manner as entering any other data via e-mail, and needs to be done only once for each study site. It is recommended that you define your study site and make sure your entry was accepted before you enter any other data associated with the site. Site Location data must be received and accepted before you can enter any other data for that site. Once you have received confirmation from GLOBE that your site location information was accepted ( i.e. there were no error messages ), then you can enter site metadata or any data taken from the site.

  • Field1: SL
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type (ATM, SWS, SCS, SMS, LCS, GRN)  -OR-  Site Type and Number (ATM-dd, SWS-dd, SCS-dd, SMS-dd, LCS-dd, GRN-dd)  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Data Source ( G=GPS, O=Other )
  • Field6: Latitude (decimal degrees)
  • Field7: Longitude (decimal degrees)
  • Field8: Elevation (meters)
  • Field9: Most detailed MUC code when you are defining a Land Cover/Biology site (LCS-dd)

Fields 5, 6 and 7 are required unless Field 5 is "D", then Fields 6, 7, and 8 must all be set to missing ). Field 9 ( Muc Code ) can be ignored unless you are defining a Biology site and then it will be required. 

Creating New Sites

If you are creating a new site for your organization, you only need to specify the 3-character code that identifies the new site type.  Any numeric qualifier after the 3 character code will be ignored.  The 6-character codes (ATM-01) are no longer being created and maintained for new sites.  For example:

Field 3:
ATM = Atmosphere study site
SWS = Hydrology study site
SCS = Soil Characterization sample site
SMS = Soil Moisture study site
LCS = Land Cover/Biology study site
GRN = Green Up/Green Down study site


Once submitted, you will receive an email response containing important information for subsequent Email Data Entry with this new site, specifically, the required SITE_ID.

Updating Existing Sites

If you are updating an existing site's latitude, longitude or elevation, you will have to supply the 6-character code (ATM-01) of sites created in the old GLOBE website, or the numeric siteid (SITE_ID:12345) of sites created in the new GLOBE website.
 

Field 3: (sites created in old GLOBE website)
ATM-dd = Atmosphere study site
SWS-dd = Hydrology study site
SCS-dd = Soil Characterization sample site
SMS-dd = Soil Moisture study site
LCS-dd = Land Cover/Biology study site
GRN-dd = Green Up/Green Down study site

Note: "dd" above is a two digit number. ( i.e. ATM-01 names the first Atmosphere Site, SMS-02 names a second Soil Moisture Study Site. ) If more than 99 sites, eliminate the hyphen and use a ddd format ( i.e. ATM103 ).


Field 3: (sites created in either old or new GLOBE website)
SITE_ID:12345 or simply 12345

Note: The new GLOBE website assigns a numeric number (siteid) to every site created for an organization. The numeric siteid of an organization's site can be looked-up using the Data Entry application via the GLOBE website, or be provided by your Partner or Country Coordinator. If using this format, you may prefix the numeric siteid with 'SITE_ID:'.

Examples:

On November 23, 2013 at 12:23 UT, a school used GPS to determine that its second atmosphere study site is located at 35.8223 degrees North latitude, 145.3667 degrees West longitude, and is at an elevation of 509.2 meters.

SL ZZZZ1234 ATM 20131123 G 35.8223 -145.3667 509.2

On November 22, 2013 at around 18:00 UT, a different school used a map to determine that its hydrology study site is located at 5.1 degrees South latitude, 15.3 degrees East longitude, and is at an elevation of 1042 meters.

SL ZZZZ1234 SWS 20131122 O -5.1 15.3 0142

On December 6, 2013 at 3:33 UT, a school wishes to define their first soil characterization study site using GPS to obtain the latitude and longitude. The teacher wishes to add in a few comments about the site, which she can do once all the other fields have been either reported or marked as not applying.

SL ZZZZ1234 SCS 20131206 G X X X Hilly area, may have been logged.

On September 14, 2013, a school wishes to define their first Land Cover/Biology study site, which their GPS reading had at a latitude of 40.1234 degrees N, and 80.12345 degrees W. Since this is a Land Cover site, the format requires an extra field be filled in for the MUC code. If the MUC was unknown, that field would need to be reported as missing using an "X". Here, their elevation is unknown, but they have Cultivated Agricultural land which has a most detailed MUC code of 811.

SL ZZZZ1234 LCS 20130914 G 40.1234 -80.12345 X 811 We will resubmit this record again when we find out our elevation.

On December 23, 2013 at 12:23 UT, a school updates the GPS coordinates of a site created in the old GLOBE website. 

SL ZZZZ1234 ATM-02 20131223 G 35.9 -150.8 500 lat/lon/el updated

On December 23, 2013 at 13:23 UT, a school updates the GPS coordinates of a site created in the new GLOBE website. 

SL ZZZZ1234 SITE_ID:12345 20131323 G 35.6 -160.8 506 SL ZZZZ1234 12345 20131323 G 35.6 -160.8 506

 

 

Site Name (SN):

Please remember taht before you can give your site a name, you must have already defined the site first. This can be done by submitting an (SL) report.
  • Field1: SN
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( XXX-dd ) ( i.e. ATM-01 )  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Any text

Examples:

On November 23, 2003 a school defined their second atmosphere study site and wanted to give it the name "Principal Skinner's front yard".

SN ZZZZ1234 ATM-02 20031123 Principal Skinner's front yard SN ZZZZ1234 SITE_ID:12345 20131123 Principal Skinner's front yard

 

 

Air Temperature Study Site Metadata (ATSSM):

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for an atmosphere site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.
  • Field1: ATSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement. (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field6: Has obstacles over 14 degrees high ( Y=Yes, N=No )
  • Field7: Has buildings within 10 meters ( Y=Yes, N=No )
  • Field8: Slope angle ( degrees )
  • Field9: Compass direction facing up slope ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field10: Height of the top of the rain gauge: ( cm )
  • Field11: Height of the bulb of the max/min thermometer: ( cm )
  • Field12: Height of the clip in the ozone measurement station ( cm )
  • Field13: Surface Cover of Site ( P=Paved, B=Bare Ground, SG=Short Grass,
    LG=Long Grass, S=Sand, R=Roof, O=Other )
  • Field14: Thermometer Type
    • N = No Thermometer
    • O = Other, Soil or Air
    • U = Liquid-Filled Max/Min (U-Tube)
    • C = Liquid-Filled Current Temp Only
    • S = Digital Single-Day Max/Min (Air & Soil)
    • M = Digital Multiple-Day Max/Min (Air & Soil)
    • H = Data Logger (HOBO)
    • D = Davis Instrument ( please identify what type of Davis instrument in Field 15 )
    • A = AWS - Automated Weather Station ( please list your Station ID in Field 15 )
    • R = Rain Wise ( Ambient )
    • W = Weather Hawk ( Ambient )
    • UN = Unknown
  • Field15: If you want GLOBE to store your AWS data, then list your AWS Station ID here. If you have a Davis instrument installed, please list it's type. Otherwise this field needs to be marked as missing (X).

    • AWS Station ID ( your school's five letter code if field 14 is "A" )




    •  
    •  
    • VP = Vantage Pro
    • VPP = Vantage Pro Plus
    • WW = Weather Wizard
    • WM = Weather Monitor
    • GW = GroWeather
    • EE = Energy EnviroMonitor
    • HE = Health EnviroMonitor
    • O = Other

Fields 5 and 14 are required.

Example:

After defining the location of her only atmosphere site by submitting an SL record on May 1st 2001, Ming Wang wishes to report additional information about the site a week later. The site is 12 meters from a building and the building is over 14 degrees high when viewed from the atmosphere site. The site is on a 10 degree slope that goes up in the Northeast direction and is covered by short grass. The height of the top of the rain gauge is 110 centimeters. He is completing information about this site since this is the initial information being reported. He is using a U Tube thermometer. When the thermometer is not Davis or AWS, field 15 must then be set to missing.

ATSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20010508 C Y N 10 NE 110 X X SG U X

A year later the building that was near their atmosphere site is torn down, and Ming lowered the height of the top of the rain gauge by 10cm and the short grass is now long grass. Ming is not making any corrections to his previous site definition since everything was correct when he submitted the above data. Since there have been physical changes made to this site, Ming needs to submit this information as an update (U) for his site definition. Ming also adds a comment about this site.

ATSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20020508 U N N 10 NE 10 X X LG U X The landscaper doesn't cut the grass anymore.

Two days later Ming is reviewing the response he got back from the GLOBE computer to verify that the information was accepted. He sees that his record was accepted, but notices that he had entered in 10 (cm) for the height of the top of his rain gauge when he really meant to enter in 100 (cm). He corrects this typographic error by submitting a corrected record and enters in a "C" for field 5 indicating that this is a correction and not an update. Since this is a correction, Ming reports the same day of measurement.

ATSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20020508 C N N 10 NE 100 X X LG U X I'm correcting an error from my previous entry.

 

Air Temperature Study Site Descriptions (ATSSD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

To record "free text" descriptions about your Atmosphere Study Site's metadata, you must have already submitted an (ATSSM) record. Any free text comments you would like to add about the Atmosphere Study Site's Buildings, Obstacles, or Surface Cover can be done here. The descriptions can be up to 500 characters long. Please do not use any of the special character codes ( any code listed after Field1 ) listed in this document within your descriptions. Also, to ensure accuracy, you need to use the same date in your ATSSD record as the date you used in your (ATSSM) record.
  • Field1: ATSSD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Description Indicator ( S=Surface Cover, B=Buildings, O=Obstacles )
  • Field6: Any text

Field5 is required

Example:

Fred submitted an ATSSM record to describe some of his site's metadata, and would now like to add some descriptions about the Atmosphere Site's surface cover. He defined his site on 20031030, which is the date he used for his ATSSM record, and to add to this site metadata, he will use the same date for his ATSSD record.

ATSSD ZZZZ1234 1 20031030 S The surface cover of this site is usually very dry.

Fred also wants to add a description about the obsticles around his site.

ATSSD ZZZZ1234 1 20031030 A 6 story office building shades the site.

 

 

Surface Water ( Hydrology ) Study Site Metadata ( SWSSM ):

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for a surface water site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.

  • Field1: SWSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement. (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field4: Day of Measurement. (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field6: Water Type ( F=Fresh, S=Salt, B=Brackish, U=Unknown )
  • Field7: Moving Water Type ( R=River, S=Stream, O=Other )
  • Field8: Moving Water Width (meters)
  • Field9: Standing Water Type ( P=Pond, L=Lake, R=Reservoir, B=Bay, D=Ditch, O=Ocean, E=Estuary, OT=Other )
  • Field10: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Standing Water Size ( S=smaller than 50m X 100m, M=roughly 50m X 100m, L=much larger than 50m X 100m, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field11: Approximate Standing Water Area ( Square Kilometers )
  • Field12: Average Standing Water Depth ( meters )
  • Field13: Sample Location ( O=Outlet, BA=Bank, BR=Bridge, BO=Boat, I=Inlet, P=Pier )
  • Field14: Can you see the bottom? ( Y=Yes, N=No )
  • Field15: Channel or Bank Material. Enter a 4-digit string representing the 4 bank materials. Each digit being either 0 (material not observed), or 1 (material observed).
    • 1st character Soil bank
    • 2nd character Rock bank
    • 3rd character Concrete bank
    • 4th character Vegetated bank
  • Field16: Bedrock. Enter a 4-digit string representing the 4 types of bedrock present. Each digit being either 0 (bedrock not observed), or 1 (bedrock observed).
    • 1st character Granite bedrock
    • 2nd character Limestone bedrock
    • 3rd character Volcanic bedrock
    • 4th character Sediments
  • Field17: Freshwater Habitats. Enter a 6-digit string representing the 6 freshwater habitats. Each digit being either 0 (habitat not observed), or 1 (habitat observed).
    • 1st character Rocky Substrate
    • 2nd character Vegetated Banks
    • 3rd character Mud Substrate
    • 4th character Sand Substrate
    • 5th character Submersed Vegetation
    • 6th character Logs
  • Field18: Saltwater Habitates.
  • Enter a 3-digit string representing the 3 freshwater habitats. Each digit being either 0 (habitat not observed), or 1 (habitat observed).
    • 1st character Rocky shore
    • 2nd character Sandy shore
    • 3rd character Mud flats or estuary
  • Field19: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Dissolved Oxygen Kit Manufacturer ( L=LaMotte, H=Hach, O=Other, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field20: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Alkalinity Kit Manufacturer ( L=LaMotte, H=Hach, O=Other, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field21: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Nitrate Kit Manufacturer ( L=LaMotte, H=Hach, O=Other, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field22: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Salinity Titration Kit Manufacturer ( L=LaMotte, H=Hach, O=Other, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )

There are no required fields.

Examples:

On July 6, 2002, a school defined their first Hydrology study site. They reported the site's location using a site location (SL) record but never reported any meta data for the site. Three months after defining the location a school wishes to complete the information about their study site. Their site is a small, fresh water, murky pond with sediments and limestone for its base and vegetation along its banks as well as submersed logs. The school takes their measurements by standing on the pond's bank. They are unsure of the average depth but they know the surface area to be 2000 square meters. The pond exhibits Vegetated Bank, Submersed Vegetation and Log Freshwater Habitats. They use Hach testing kits for all of their experiments.

SWSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20020706 C F X X P S .002 X BA N 0001 0001 010011 X H H H H

A year later this school is in the midst of a drought, and they would like to report to GLOBE the changes this has made to their Surface Water Study Site. The pond has shrunk to an area of 1,000 square kilometers and now it's banks are mostly soil. It no longer has submersed vegetation habitates or vegetated banks. Since everything they previously reported about the site at that time was correct, this report is an update, not a correction, as the site has physically changed.

SWSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20030602 U F X X P S .001 X BA N 1000 0101 000001 X H H H H

 

Surface Water ( Hydrology ) Study Site Kit Metadata (SWSSKM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

This report format is designed so that the reports can be made about a the kits used on a hydrology site, including the Thermometer Probe, Electrical Conductivity meter, the pH Meters, and Dissolved Oxygen Probe, allowing the manufacturer and model names to be reported. Within each Manufacturer's name and within each Model name, replace any spaces with underscores ("_").

  • Field1: SWSSKM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day site was defined ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field6: Thermometer Probe Manufacturer
  • Field7: Thermometer Probe Model Name
  • Field8: Conductivity meter Manufacturer
  • Field9: Conductivity meter Model Name
  • Field10: pH meter Manufacturer
  • Field11: pH meter Model Name
  • Field12: Dissolved Oxygen Probe Manufacturer
  • Field13: Dissolved Oxygen Probe Model Name

No fields are required.

Fred wishes add to his study site's information ( his SWS-01 site ) by reporting to globe his conductivity meter's Manufacturer and name, and the pH meter's Manufacturer. He has an Edmund Electricals 329a Series Professional conductivity meter and an pH meter called the Acitest from manufacturer Hydro Dynamics. Note that any names he doesn't report are filled in as missing (X). Note the use of the underscores.

SWSSKM ZZZZ1234 1 20060608 X X Edmund_Electricals 329a_Series_Professional Hydro_Dynamics Acitest X X

 

 

Soil Characterization Study Site Metadata (SCSSM):

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your soil characterization site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.

  • Field1: SCSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field6: Slope of Site ( degrees )
  • Field7: Compass direction facing up slope ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field8: Method of Source of Sample ( P=Pit, A=Auger Hole, S=Near Surface, E=Excavation, R=Road Cut )
  • Field9: On school grounds ( Y=Yes, N=No )
  • Field10: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Near to which other sites ( S=Soil Moisture Site, A=Atmosphere Site, SA=Soil Moisture and Atmosphere Sites, B=Biology Site, O=Other, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field11: Landscape Position ( SM=Summit, SP=Slope, D=Depression, F=Flat Area, S=Stream )
  • Field12: Cover Type ( S=Soil, R=Rocks, G=Grass, SH=Shrubs, T=Trees, O=Other )
  • Field13: Soil's Parent Material ( B=Bedrock, G=Glacial Deposit, V=Volcanic Deposit, S=Stream Deposit, W=Wind Blown Deposit, L=Lake Deposit, M=Marine Deposit, CL=Colluvium, O=Organic material, CN=Construction, D=Don't Know, OT=Other )
  • Field14: Land Use ( U=Urban, A=Agricultural, R=Recreational, W=Wilderness, O=Other )

There are no required fields.

Examples:

After defining his second soil characterization study site location June 2, 2000, a week later Avnish wishes to add more information about his site. His characterization site is near his atmosphere site and is located on the top of a drumlin glacier deposit in a public park. He plans on using digging a pit for his measurements. He didn't have an clinometer to measure the slope of his site. Avnish is simply completing information about his site.

SCSSM ZZZZ1234 2 20000608 C X NW P N ATM SM SH G R

 

Soil Moisture Study Site Metadata (SMSSM):

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your soil moisture site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.

  • Field1: SMSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field6: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Nearest Atmosphere Study Site Number (X=Placeholder for Unused Field)
  • Field7: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Distance to nearest Atmosphere Study Site (meters) (X=Placeholder for Unused Field)
  • Field8: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Direction to nearest Atmosphere Study Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field9: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Nearest Soil Characterization Study Site Number (X=Placeholder for Unused Field)
  • Field10: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Distance to nearest Soil Characterization Study Site (meters) (X=Placeholder for Unused Field)
  • Field11: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Direction to nearest Soil Characterization Study Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field12: Soil Moisture Site's Surface Soil ( N=Natural, P=Plowed, G=Graded, B=Backfill, C=Compacted, O=Other )
  • Field13: Surface Cover ( B=Bare Soil, S=Short grass, L=Long grass )
  • Field14: Canopy Cover ( O=Open, S=Some trees within 30m, C=Canopy Overhead )
  • Field15: Average Percent Soil Characteristic of Sand ( a number less than or equal to 100 )
  • Field16: Average Percent Soil Characteristic of Silt ( a number less than or equal to 100 )
  • Field17: Average Percent Soil Characteristic of Clay ( a number less than or equal to 100 )
  • Field18: Rock Characteristics ( N=None, F=Few, M=Many, U=Unknown )
  • Field19: Root Characteristics ( N=None, F=Few, M=Many, U=Unknown )
  • Field20: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Is there a Davis Soil Moisture/Temperature Station on this site ( Y=Yes, N=No, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )

No fields are required.

Fred wishes to add information about his soil moisture site. The closest atmosphere site is 100 meters away to the west, he has not defined a soil characterization site, the surface is natural bare soil. He does not know the average percent of sand, silt, or clay, but there are many rocks, a few roots, and there is a canopy overhead. Since this is his first meta data report he is simply completing information about his soil moisture site. He does not have a Davis soil moisture instrument installed on this site.

SMSSM ZZZZ1234 2 20000608 C ATM-01 100 W X X X N B C X X M N F N

 

Biology (Land Cover) Study Site Metadata (BSSM):

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your biology site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.

  • Field1: BSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site ID  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field6: MUC Class

All fields are required.

Example:

Wang classified the MUC class for a biology study site on Jan 15, 2002, and wants to report the additional information.

BSSM ZZZZ1234 LCS-01 20020115 C 0111

 

Lilac Study Site Metadata (LSSM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your lilac study site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading. To enter information about specific lilac shrubs, please use the Lilac Bush Definition (LIBD) format listed in the Lilac Leaf and Bloom section.

  • Field1: LSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U)? ( C= Completing, U=Updating )
  • Field6: Atmospheric Site where precipitation measurements are taken ( ATM-dd, where "dd" is a two digit number specifying the Atmospheric Site number. e.g. "01" or "02" )
  • Field7: Distance between Atmosphere Study Site and Lilac Study Site. ( meters )
  • Field8: Direction to Atmosphere Site from Lilac Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field9: Elevation difference, Atmosphere Site minus Lilac Site ( positive or negative decimal number, in meters )
  • Field10: Type of site ( ATM=Atmosphere, SWS=Surface Water, SCS=Soil Characterization, SMS=Soil Moisture, LCS=Biology, OTH=Other )

Field 6 is required if you enter data for any of fields 7, 8, or 9.

Examples:

A school wishes to add metadata information for their second lilac study site. They take atmosphere readings from their first study site, ATM-01, which is located southwest of their lilac study site, 600 meters away, at an elevation that is 20 meters lower. This information was collected on March 31, 2002. Their Lilac Study site is only used to study lilacs, no other measurements are taken from this site. Since this is the first LSSM record submited, this school can only be completing information about this site.

LSSM ZZZZ1234 2 20020331 C ATM-01 600 SW -20 OTH

A month later, the school remeasures the elevation difference between the lilac site and the atmosphere site, and is surprised to find that the elevation difference is really 35 meters. They resubmit this LSSM record, still using a "C" for field 5 since this is a correction of their old report. The date and time of the measurement should not change, as the report is correcting information that was made previously.

LSSM ZZZZ1234 2 20020331 C ATM-01 600 SW -35 OTH

A year goes by, and a second atmosphere site is created by this school. This new atmosphere site is closer to their Lilac Study Site than their first atmosphere site is. Since this is a real physical change to their site, and not correcting information that was erroneous, this is an Update to the site's information. This new atmosphere site is only 200 meters away from the Lilac site in the Northeast direction. It is 10 meters higher than the Lilac site.

LSSM ZZZZ1234 2 20030429 U ATM-01 200 NE 10 OTH

 

Bud Burst Study Site Metadata (BBSSM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your bud burst site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading. To enter information about specific trees, please use the Phenology Tree Definition (PHTD) format listed later in the Phenology Bud Burst section.

  • Field1: BBSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U)? ( C= Completing, U=Updating )
  • Field6: Atmospheric Site where precipitation measurements are taken ( ATM-dd, where "dd" is a two digit number specifying the Atmospheric Site number. e.g. "01" or "02" )
  • Field7: Distance between Atmosphere Study Site and Lilac Study Site. ( meters )
  • Field8: Direction to Atmosphere Site from Lilac Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field9: Elevation difference, Atmosphere Site minus Lilac Site ( positive or negative decimal number )
  • Field10: Type of site ( ATM=Atmosphere, SWS=Surface Water, SCS=Soil Characterization, SMS=Soil Moisture, LCS=Biology, OTH=Other )

Field 6 is required if you enter data for any of fields 7, 8, or 9.

Examples:

A school wishes to add metadata information for their first Bud Burst site. They take atmosphere readings from their first study site, ATM-01, which is located north of their lilac study site, a kilometer away, at an elevation that is 50 meters higher. This information was collected on March 31, 2001. Their Bud Burst Site is also defined for the Biometry protocol. This meta data completes information about the site.

BBSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20010331 C ATM-01 1000 N 50 LCS

 

Green Up/Down Study Site Metadata (GUDSSM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can add metadata information for your Green Up/Down study site, you must have already defined the site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading. To enter information about specific trees, shrubs, or grasses on your study site, please use the Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) format listed later in this document..

  • Field1: GUDSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day data was collected (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U)? ( C= Completing, U=Updating )
  • Field6: Nearest Atmosphere Study Site ( ATM-dd, where "dd" is a two digit decimal number, e.g. "01" )
  • Field7: Distance between the Green Up/Down site and the nearest Atmosphere Site (meters)
  • Field8: Direction of Atmosphere Site from the Green Up/Down site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field9: The Type of the Green Up/Down site. ( ATM=Atmosphere, LCB=Land Cover or Biology, OTH=Other )

Field 6 is required if you enter data for any of fields 7, 8, or 9.

Examples:

Ravi wishes to define a Green Up/Green Down site location. He must report the location of his Green Up/Green Down site, and he's picked out a tree on his Land Cover site.

SL ZZZZ1234 GRN-01 20020210 G 35.8229 -145.3667 520

To add metadata to Ravi's site definition entry for the Green Up/Green Down protocol, he now sends the metadata for the site, which indicates that the closest Atmosphere site to the Green Up/Green Down site is Atmosphere site number 1, which is Northwest and 300 meters away. The site is also used as a Land Cover site. Since this is Ravi's first GUDSSM report, he can only be completing information about this site.

GUDSSM ZZZZ1234 1 200202101223 C ATM-01 300 NW LCB

Seaweed Study Site Metadata (SWDSSM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can report metadata for a seaweed site, you must have already defined the site, either on the Web or by reporting a SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.
  • Field1: SWDSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement. (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed at this site since it was last defined (U). ( C = Completing, U = Updating )
  • Field6: Tidal range (meters)
  • Field7: Beach aspect (degrees)
  • Field8: Beach slope (degrees)
  • Field9: Dominant rock size ( G=Gravel P=Pebble, C=Cobbles, S=Small boulders, M=Medium boulders, L=large boulders )

 

Hummingbird Study Site Metadata (HBSSM) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can submit a Hummingbird Study Site Metadata record you need to define your study site by submitting an SL record.
  • Field1: HBSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement ( UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since your last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating )
  • Field6: Atmosphere Site Number where precipitation measurements are taken.
  • Field7: Distance to this Atmosphere Site (meters)
  • Field8: Direction to this Atmosphere Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field9: Elevation difference between Hummingbird Site and Atmosphere Site ([+-]meters)
  • Field10: Soil Moisture Site Number where measurements are taken.
  • Field11: Distance to this Soil Moisture Site ( meters )
  • Field12: Direction to this Soil Moisture Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field13: Elevation difference between Hummingbird Site and Soil Moisture Site ([+-]meters)
  • Field14: Enter a 3-digit string representing whether Feeder, Flowers, or Nests are present at this site. Each digit being either 0 ( not present ), or 1 ( present ).
    • 1st character Feeder
    • 2nd character Flowers
    • 3rd character Nest
  • Field15: If you reported a nest above, enter the date the nest was found (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )

Example:

After defining their Hummingbird study site #1 by submitting an SL record, a school wishes to submit the study site's metadata information. They take their precipitation measurements at Atmosphere site #1, which is 60 meters Southeast and 10 meters higher than the Hummingbird site. They do not have a Soil Moisture site defined. They have Flowers and a Nest on their new Hummingbird site, and the nest was first found April 10th. Since this is the initial report of their Hummingbird's site metadata, they are simple completing their site's information, which was originally defined on April 24th, 2003.

HBSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20030424 C 1 60 SE 10 X X X X 011 20030410

Phenological Gardens Study Site Metadata (PGSSM)  [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can submit a Phenological Gardens Study Site Metadata record you need to define your study site by submitting an (SL) record.
  • Field1: PGSSM
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement ( UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Are you completing or correcting information about this site (C), or has something physically changed about this site since the last report (U). ( C= Completing, U=Updating )
  • Field6: Atmosphere Site Number where precipitation measurements are taken.
  • Field7: Distance to this Atmosphere Site (meters)
  • Field8: Direction to this Atmosphere Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field9: Elevation difference between Phenological Gardens Site and Atmosphere Site ([+-]meters)
  • Field10: Soil Moisture Site Number where measurements are taken.
  • Field11: Distance to this Soil Moisture Site ( meters )
  • Field12: Direction to this Soil Moisture Site ( N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW )
  • Field13: Elevation difference between Phenological Gardens Site and Soil Moisture Site ([+-]meters)
  • Field14: An 8-digit string representing the Plants present at the site. Each digit represents a plant number, or zero (0) if the plant does not exist. ( usually 0's and 1's ) ( 0-5 are valid digit values )
    • 1st character - Witch Hazel "Jelana"
    • 2nd character - Witch Hazel "Genuine"
    • 3rd character - Lilac
    • 4th character - Mock-Orange
    • 5th character - Forsythia
    • 6th character - Heather "Allegro"
    • 7th character - Heather "Long White"
    • 8th character - Snowdrops
  • Field15: Site's Soil Texture (C = Clay, CL = Clay Loam, L = Loam, SAC = Sandy Clay, SACL = Sandy Clay Loam, SAL = Sandy Loam, SIC = Silty Clay, SICL = Silty Clay Loam, SIL = Silty Loam, LSA = Loamy Sand, SA = Sand, SI = Silt)
  • Field16: The pH of soil and water mixture.
  • Field17: pH instrument (PP = pH Paper, PN = pH Pen, and M = pH Meter)

Example:

After defining their Phenological Garden Study Site #1 by submitting an (SL) record, a school wishes to submit the study site's metadata information. They take their precipitation measurements at Atmosphere site #1, which is 60 meters Southeast and 10 meters higher than their Phenological site. They do not have a Soil Moisture site defined, so they use an X to mark each of the soil moisture fields as missing. Since this is the initial report of their Phenological site's metadata, they are simply completing their site's information, which was originally defined on April 24th, 2003, which is the same date they used when they submitted their (SL) record. They have Lilac, Forsythia, and Heather Allegro plants present at this site. The soil is Loamy Sand with a 5.5 pH measured with pH paper.

PGSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20020424 C 1 60 SE 10 X X X X 00101100 LSA 5.5 PP

A year later the school would like to report that the Lilac bush died and they replaced it, so they are now on their second Liliac plant. Also, within the past year, they defined a Soil Moisture Site, and they want to report it's proximity to the Phenological Gardens site. Since these are changes with respect to time for the Phenological site, they are therefore Updating the site information, and use a "U" for field 5.

PGSSM ZZZZ1234 1 20030420 U 1 60 SE 10 1 101 NW 05 00201100 LSA 5.5 PP

Air Temperature (ATM):

To build confidence in the overall GLOBE database, please note you will only be able to enter maximum and minimum temperatures if you have reported a current temperature for the previous day. If you are taking measurements every day without any gaps, this is not a change, but be sure to enter your data in the order in which they were taken. If you have a break in your temperature readings, please start your new set of temperature readings by just reporting the current temperature for the day you reset your maximum and minimum indicators and then report maximum, minimum, and current temperatures for subsequent days. This step will make it clear to all users of our data that the maximum and minimum temperatures are for 24-hour periods of time.

For temperature observations taken outside the local solar noon window, you can not submit an ATM record, but you can report the current temperature reading by submiting an ATMNN record, which is the next description down.

  • Field1: ATM
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Current Temperature (degrees Celsius)
  • Field6: Daily Maximum Temperature (degrees Celsius)
  • Field7: Daily Minimum Temperature (degrees Celsius)

No Fields are required.

Examples:

At atmosphere site number one on October 27, 1999 a school noted the current temperature was 19 degrees C. This must be reported to GLOBE first before they can report the current, maximum, and minimum temperature for October 28. On October 28, 1999 at 12:20 UT, the temperature was 17 degrees C. The maximum temperature over the past 24 hours was 20.5 degrees C, and the minimum temperature over the past 24 hours was 11 degrees C.

ATM ZZZZ1234 01 199910271210 19.0 X X ATM ZZZZ1234 1 199910281220 17.0 20.5 11.0

At atmosphere site number two on October 29, 1996 at 11:50 UT, the temperature was 12 degrees C. The daily maximum temperature and the daily minimum temperature were not recorded.

ATM ZZZZ1234 SITE_ID:12345 199610291150 12 X X

 

 

Air Temperature Not Noon (ATMNN):

This code is only used for Air Temperature measurements taken outside of the Local Solar Noon window.
  • Field1: ATMNN
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Current Temperature (degrees Celsius)

Field 5 is required.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on October 27, 2002 a school noted the current temperature was 19 degrees C.

ATMNN ZZZZ1234 01 200210271210 19.0

 

Surface Temperature Site Selection (SRFSS) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SRFSS
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( XXX-dd ) ( i.e. ATM-01 )
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Homogenous Site Size ( L=larger than 90x90 meters, M=larger than 30x30 meters, S=Smaller than 30x30 meters )
  • Field6: If Field5 is "S" ( < 30x30 ), Specify width ( meters )
  • Field7: If Field5 is "S" ( < 30x30 ), Specify length ( meters )
  • Field8: Surface Cover of Site ( SG=Short Grass (<0.5m), LG=Long Grass (>0.5m), B=Barren Land, SH=Shrubs, DS=Dwarf Shrubs, C=Concrete, A=Asphalt, O=Other, LC=Land Cover Site )
  • Field9: Type of IRT instrument ( R=Raytek ST20, O=Other )

Field 5 is required.

 

 

Surface Temperature (SRFT) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

You will need to update your study site information using a Surface Temperature Site Selection (SRFSS) record before you can report surface temperature data for your site.
  • Field1: SRFT
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( XXX-dd ) ( i.e. ATM-01 )
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Surface Condition if there is no snow ( W=Wet, D=Dry )
  • Field6: Time of 1st measurement (HHmm)
  • Field7: Surface Temperature of 1st measurement (degrees C)
  • Field8: Snow Depth of 1st measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field9: Time of 2nd measurement (HHmm)
  • Field10: Surface Temperature of 2nd measurement (degrees C)
  • Field11: Snow Depth of 2nd measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field12: Time of 3rd measurement (HHmm)
  • Field13: Surface Temperature of 3rd measurement (degrees C)
  • Field14: Snow Depth of 3rd measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field15: Time of 4th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field16: Surface Temperature of 4th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field17: Snow Depth of 4th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field18: Time of 5th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field19: Surface Temperature of 5th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field20: Snow Depth of 5th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field21: Time of 6th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field22: Surface Temperature of 6th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field23: Snow Depth of 6th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field24: Time of 7th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field25: Surface Temperature of 7th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field26: Snow Depth of 7th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field27: Time of 8th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field28: Surface Temperature of 8th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field29: Snow Depth of 8th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )
  • Field30: Time of 9th measurement (HHmm)
  • Field31: Surface Temperature of 9th measurement (degrees C)
  • Field32: Snow Depth of 9th measurement ( 0 for none, T for <10mm, or mm if >10mm )

Fields 6 - 14 are required

Example:

At noon on May 5th, 2003, Isidora made measurements at 4 different locations, 2 minutes apart, at the school's only soil moisture site. The first reading was 3 degrees on 8 millimeters of snow, the second was 8 degrees on no snow, the third had 2 degrees on 15 millimeters of snow, and the fourth samle measured 1 degree C on 2 centimeters of snow.

SRFT ZZZZ1234 SMS-01 20030505 X 1200 3 T 1202 8 0 1204 2 15 1206 1 20 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X

 

Digital Air and Soil Thermometer Calibration (DASTC) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: DASTC
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Calibration Therometer Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #1
  • Field6: Digital Air Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #1
  • Field7: Digital Soil Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #1
  • Field8: Calibration Therometer Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #2
  • Field9: Digital Air Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #2
  • Field10: Digital Soil Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #2
  • Field11: Calibration Therometer Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #3
  • Field12: Digital Air Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #3
  • Field13: Digital Soil Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #3
  • Field14: Calibration Therometer Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #4
  • Field15: Digital Air Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #4
  • Field16: Digital Soil Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #4
  • Field17: Calibration Therometer Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #5
  • Field18: Digital Air Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #5
  • Field19: Digital Soil Sensor Reading (degrees Celsius) Sample #5

Fields 5, 8, 11, 14, and 17 are required.
If field 6 is reported, then fields 9, 12, 15, and 18 are required
If field 7 is reported, then fields 10, 13, 16, and 19 are required

Example:

At atmosphere site number 1 on March 6, 2002 a school records a calibration thermometer reading of 26 degrees C, and an air sensor reading of 26.2 degrees C for their first set of replicates. Unfortunately this site does not allow burial of a soil sensor. For their second set of replicates they record a calibration thermometer reading of 22.5 degrees C, an air sensor reading of 22.6 degrees C. The next 3 sets of readings that day were 23 23 and 24 24.5 and 25.5 25.

DASTC ZZZZ1234 1 20020306 26 26.2 X 22.5 22.6 X 23 23 X 24 24.5 X 25.5 25 X Our atmosphere site is on the roof

A school decides to recalibrate their digital multi-day thermometer at atmosphere site number 1 on March 6, 2002. They record a calibration thermometer reading of 26 degrees C, an air sensor reading of 26.2 degrees C, and a soil sensor reading of 25.9 degrees C for their first set of replicates. For their second set of replicates they record a calibration thermometer reading of 22.5 degrees C, an air sensor reading of 22.6 degrees C, and a soil sensor reading of 22.3 degrees C. The next readings were 21.1 21.2 21.3 and 20.1 20.2 20.3, and finally 19.5 19.6 19.7.

DASTC ZZZZ1234 1 20020306 26 26.2 25.9 22.5 22.6 22.3 21.1 21.2 21.3 20.1 20.2 20.3 19.5 19.6 19.7

 

 

Digital Thermometer Reset (DTR) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

For Digital Thermometer Reset times. These should only be reported for sites that have multiple-day digital thermometers associated with them.
  • Field1: DTR
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDDHHmm)
  • Field5: Was the reset due to a battery change? ( Y = Yes, N = No )

Field 5 is required.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one at 12:02 UT on March 7, 2002 a school reset their digital multi-day thermometer due to the fact that they had just changed the battery.

DTR ZZZZ1234 01 200203241210 Y

 

 

Digital Air and Soil Temperature (DAST) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

For Air and Soil Temperature measurements taken with the digital thermometer. Before submitting a DAST report to us, you will need to let us know that you are using a digital thermometer. You can do this through E-mail Data Entry by submitting an Air Temperature Study Site Metadata record, which is defined above under the (ATSSM) heading. A thermometer reset time record (DTR) and a thermometer calibration record (DASTC) must also be submitted before Digital Air and Soil Temperatures (DAST) can be reported.
  • Field1: DAST
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDDHHmm)
  • Field5: Thermometer Type ( M = Multiple Day Thermometer, S = Single Day Thermometer )
  • Field6:
    • For Multiple Day Thermometers, the Day symbol ( D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, or D6 )
    • For Single Day Thermometers, this field must be set to missing ( X ).
  • Field7: Current Air Temperature
  • Field8: Current Soil Temperature
  • Field9: Maximum Air Temperature
  • Field10: Minimum Air Temperature
  • Field11: Maximum Soil Temperature
  • Field12: Minimum Soil Temperature

Field 5 is required. If Field 5 is "M", Field 6 is required.

Examples:

At atmosphere site number one at 12:10 UT on March 24, 2002 a school read a maximum air temperature of 27.5 degrees C, a minimum air temperature of 12 degrees C, a maximum soil temperature of 19 degrees C and a minimum soil temperature of 16 degrees C from their multiple day digital max/min thermometer corresponding to the 24-hour period labeled "D1". When they readthese measurements, the current air temperature was 25.5 and the current soil temperature was 17.7 degrees.

DAST ZZZZ1234 01 200203241210 M D1 25.5 17.7 27.5 12.0 19.0 16

Also at atmosphere site number one at 12:10 UT on March 24, 2002 the school above read a maximum air temperature of 24.4 degrees C, a minimum air temperature of 13 degrees C, a maximum soil temperature of 18.8 degrees C and a minimum soil temperature of 16 degrees C from their multiple day digital max/min thermometer corresponding to the 24-hour period labeled "D2". Since they had already reported the current temperatures for that measurement time in the report above, there was no reason to report them again, so they just marked the current temperatures as missing.

DAST ZZZZ1234 01 200203241210 M D2 X X 24.4 13 18.8 16

At atmosphere site number two at 12:10 UT on March 26, 2002 a school using a single day digital max/min thermometer read a maximum air temperature of 27.5 degrees C, a minimum air temperature of 12 degrees C, a maximum soil temperature of 19 degrees C and a minimum soil temperature of 16 degrees C. The current air and soil temperature at the time of these readings was 13 and 16 degrees. Since they are using a single day thermometer, field 6, the day symbol, needs to be marked as missing.

DAST ZZZZ1234 2 200203261210 S X 13 16 27.5 12 19 16

 

 

Davis Air Data ( DAVAD )

You need to define your Site's metadata to indicate you have a Davis weather station before you can submit your data. With email data entry, you can do that by submitting an (ATSSM) record first, before your DAVAD records.

NOTE: As of Aug 20 2003, the Davis instrument needs to be configured to output Sea Level Pressure, not station pressure. If your measurements were taken after Aug 20 2003, yet your Davis instrument was Not configured to output Sea Level Pressure, then please mark Field 14 as missing ( "X" ).

The automated Davis instrument should be configured to output values in the following format.

  • Field1: DAVAD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( Currently only defined Atmosphere Sites accepted ) ( ATM-dd )  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Temperature (degrees Celsius)
  • Field6: Relative Humidity ( % or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field7: Average Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field8: Average Wind Direction ( up to 3 level compass direction e.g. N or NNE or NE or "M" for suspect data. )
  • Field9: Maximum Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field10: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Maximum Wind Direction ( compass direction or "M" for suspect data, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field11: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Wind Run ( kilometers or "M" for suspect data, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field12: Rainfall ( millimeters or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field13: Rainfall Rate ( millimeters per hour or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field14: Sea Level Pressure ( mbar or "M" for suspect data )

 

 

Ambient Air Data (AMBAD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

You need to define your Site's metadata to indicate you have a Ambient weather station before you can submit your data. With email data entry, you can do that by submitting an (ATSSM) record first, before your AMBAD records.

The automated Ambient instrument should be configured to output values in the following format.

  • Field1: AMBAD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number (i.e. ATM-01) (Currently, only defined Atmosphere Sites accepted) ( XXX-dd )
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Temperature (degrees Celsius)
  • Field6: Relative Humidity ( % or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field7: Average Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field8: Average Wind Direction ( up to 3 level compass direction e.g. N or NNE or NE or "M" for suspect data. )
  • Field9: Maximum Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field10: Maximum Wind Direction ( compass direction or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field11: Wind Run ( kilometers or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field12: Rainfall ( millimeters or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field13: Rainfall Rate ( millimeters per hour or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field14: Station Pressure ( mbar or "M" for suspect data )

 

 

Precipitation Liquid (PR):

  • Field1: PR
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Rain Amount (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm, M for precipitation occured but the amount is unknown )
  • Field6: Days of Accumulation
  • Field7: pH of Rain
  • Field8: Instrument (PP = pH Paper, and M = pH Meter)

Field 6 is required.

Examples:

At atmosphere site number one on March 4, 1997 at 12:40 UT, the rain gauge spilled before the amount of rain could be measured. The pH measurement could not be taken. The rain gauge had been checked and emptied on the previous day.

PR ZZZZ1234 1 199603041240 M 1 X X

At atmosphere site number one on March 5, 1997 at 11:45 UT, some rain fell, but less than 0.5 mm of rain was measured in the rain gauge. There was not enough water to measure pH. The rain gauge had been checked and emptied on the previous day.

PR ZZZZ1234 1 199703051145 T 1 X X

At atmosphere site number one on March 6, 1997 at 12:01 UT, 7 mm of rain was measured in the rain gauge. The pH of rain was 7.8, measured with a pH Meter. The rain gauge had not been checked or emptied in three days.

PR ZZZZ1234 1 199703081201 7 3 7.8 M

At atmosphere site number two on March 9, 1997 at 12:31 UT, 12 mm of rain was measured in the rain gauge. The pH of rain was 6.0, measured with a pH Pen. The rain gauge had been checked and emptied on the previous day.

PR ZZZZ1234 2 199703091231 12 1 6.0 PN

At atmosphere site number one on March 10, 1997 at 12:51 UT, no rain was measured in the rain gauge. The pH of rain could not be measured. The rain gauge had not been checked or emptied in two days.

PR ZZZZ1234 1 199703101251 0 2 X X

 

 

Precipitation Solid (PS):

  • Field1: PS
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Days of Accumulation
  • Field6: New Snow, Sample 1 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field7: New Snow, Sample 2 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field8: New Snow, Sample 3 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field9: Daily Liquid Equivalent (mm)
  • Field10: pH of New Snow
  • Field11: Total Snowpack, Sample 1 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field12: Total Snowpack, Sample 2 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field13: Total Snowpack, Sample 3 (mm, T for trace amount less than 0.5 mm)
  • Field14: Rain Equivalent of Snowpack (mm)
  • Field15: pH of Snowpack
  • Field16: Instrument (PP = pH Paper, and M = pH Meter)

Field 5 is required. If field 10 is reported, then at least field 6 is required too. If field 15 is reported, then field 11 is required.

Examples:

At atmosphere site number three on March 24, 2001 at 12:04 UT, the depth of the new snow samples were 5 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm, with a liquid equivalent of 1 mm. The depth of the accumulated snow samples were 12 mm, 12 mm, and 14 mm and the water equivalent of the accumulated snow was 4 mm. The snow board had not been checked and cleared for three days. The pH of the new snow was 4, and the pH of the accumulated snow was 4.5, measured with pH Paper. The school also wishes to add a comment.

PS ZZZZ1234 3 200103241204 3 5 4 5 1 4 12 12 14 4.5 PP pH checker calibrated right before pH reading

At atmosphere site number two on February 22, 1999 at 11:04 UT, the depth of the new snow samples were 23 mm, 24 mm, and 25 mm, and the liquid equivalent was 5 mm, with a pH of 6. The total depth of accumulated snow was not checked. The snow board had been checked and cleared on the previous day. The new snow pH was measured to be 5.5 with a pH Pen.

PS ZZZZ1234 2 199902221104 1 23 24 25 5 6 X X X X X PN

At atmosphere site number two on February 23, 2001 at 11:50 UT, it had snowed but the depth of the new snow was less than 0.5 mm for each sample, the total depth of the accumulated snow for each sample was 45 mm. The water equivalent of the new snow was less than 0.5 mm. while the water equivalent of the accumulated snow was 14 mm. The snow board had been checked and cleared on the previous day. There was not enough snow to measure pH of the new snow, but the accumulated snow has a pH of 5 when measured with a pH Meter.

PS ZZZZ1234 2 200102231150 1 T T T X X 45 45 45 14 5 M

At atmosphere site number two on March 29, 1960 at 11:44 UT, no new snow had fallen. The depth of accumulated snow was 30 mm for sample 1, and 28 mm and 31 mm for the other 2 samples. The water equivalent of the accumulated snow was not measured. The snow board had not been checked and cleared for two days. Some comments are added, which can only be added once all the other fields have been filled in.

PS ZZZZ1234 2 196003291144 2 0 0 0 X X 30 28 31 X X X First heavy snowfall in many days.

Cloud Observation (CO):

  • Field1: CO
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Cloud Cover - N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured
  • Field6: Obscurations - If Cloud Cover (Field5) is not Obscured (OB) then enter an "X" for no obscurations. If Cloud cover is reported as Obscured, then enter a 10-digit string representing the 10 obscuration types. Each digit being either 0 (obscuration not observed), or 1 (obscuration observed)
    • 1st character Blowing Snow
    • 2nd character Heavy Snow
    • 3rd character Heavy Rain
    • 4th character Fog
    • 5th character Spray
    • 6th character Volcanic Ash
    • 7th character Smoke
    • 8th character Dust
    • 9th character Sand
    • 10th character Haze
  • Field7: Cloud Type - Either "X" if Cloud Cover was obscured, or a 10-digit string representing the 10 cloud types. Each digit is either 0 (cloud type not observed), or 1 (cloud type observed.)
    • 1st character Cirrus
    • 2nd character Cirrocumulus
    • 3rd character Cirrostratus
    • 4th character Altostratus
    • 5th character Altocumulus
    • 6th character Stratus
    • 7th character Stratocumulus
    • 8th character Nimbostratus
    • 9th character Cumulus
    • 10th character Cumulonimbus

Field 5 ( Cloud Cover ) is required. The other Fields can be marked as missing.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on September 6, 2000 at 12:01 UT, the cloud cover was broken with no obscurations. Nimbostratus clouds were observed.

CO ZZZZ1234 1 200009061201 B X 0000000100

At atmosphere site number two on September 8, 2000 at 12:29 UT, the cloud cover was scattered with no obscurations. Cirrocumulus and Cirrostratus clouds were observed.

CO ZZZZ1234 2 200009081229 S X 0110000000

At atmosphere site number one on October 18, 2000 at 11:19 UT, the cloud cover was obscured by Volcanic Ash and also Dust. Therefore, no clouds were observed. A comment on the volcano is added.

CO ZZZZ1234 1 200010181119 OB 0000010100 X The volcano erupted last night at about 2:00 UT.

 

 

Cloud Observation with Contrails! (CO):

Cloud observation reports can now accomodate Contrail observations. If you have absolutely no Contrail information to report then just stop after entering Field7. If you do have Contrail information to report, then Field8 needs to be marked with the value "CT". When Field8 is "CT", the GLOBE computer will expect 4 more values to follow. Any of those values may be marked as missing (X) if needed.
  • Field1: CO
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Cloud Cover - N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured
  • Field6: Obscurations - If Cloud Cover (Field5) is not Obscured (OB) then enter an "X" for no obscurations. If Cloud cover is reported as Obscured, then enter a 10-digit string representing the 10 obscuration types. Each digit being either 0 (obscuration not observed), or 1 (obscuration observed)
    • 1st character Blowing Snow
    • 2nd character Heavy Snow
    • 3rd character Heavy Rain
    • 4th character Fog
    • 5th character Spray
    • 6th character Volcanic Ash
    • 7th character Smoke
    • 8th character Dust
    • 9th character Sand
    • 10th character Haze
  • Field7: Cloud Type - Either "X" if Cloud Cover was obscured, or a 10-digit string representing the 10 cloud types. Each digit is either 0 (cloud type not observed), or 1 (cloud type observed.)
    • 1st character Cirrus
    • 2nd character Cirrocumulus
    • 3rd character Cirrostratus
    • 4th character Altostratus
    • 5th character Altocumulus
    • 6th character Stratus
    • 7th character Stratocumulus
    • 8th character Nimbostratus
    • 9th character Cumulus
    • 10th character Cumulonimbus
  • Field8: If you have Contrail information, this field must be set to the letters "CT" ( without the quotes) and values for Field9 thru Field12 need to be entered, otherwise everything entered after Field 7 will be stored as a comment.
  • Field9: Number of Short Lived Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field10: Number of Persistent Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field11: Number of Persistent Non-Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field12: Contrail Cover ( Integer 1-5 ) ( 1 = None, 2 = 0-10%, 3 = 10-25%, 4 = 25-50%, 5 = 50-100%, NR=Not Reported )

Field 5 ( Cloud Cover ) is required. Fields 6 and 7 can be marked as missing.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on September 6, 2000 at 12:01 UT, the cloud cover was broken with no obscurations. Nimbostratus clouds were observed.

CO ZZZZ1234 1 200009061201 B X 0000000100 It's drizzling outside

At atmosphere site number two on September 8, 2000 at 12:29 UT, the cloud cover was scattered with no obscurations. Cirrocumulus and Cirrostratus clouds were observed. Also, several persistent spreading and non-spreading Contrails were observed covering 15% of the sky.

CO ZZZZ1234 2 200009081229 S X 0110000000 CT 0 4 12 3 More contrails than usual today

At atmosphere site number one on October 18, 2000 at 11:19 UT, the cloud cover was obscured by Volcanic Ash and also Dust. Therefore, no clouds were observed. A comment on the volcano is added.

CO ZZZZ1234 1 200010181119 OB 0000010100 X The volcano erupted last night at about 2:00 UT.

 

Relative Humidity (RH):

  • Field1: RH
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Atmosphere Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")  
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Measuring Device, S = Sling Psychrometer, D = Digital Hygrometer
  • Field6: Dry Bulb Temperature (C)
  • Field7: Wet Bulb Temperature (C). Reported as "X" if Digital Hygrometer was used
  • Field8: Relative Humidity (%)

All fields are required except field 7.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on September 6, 2000 at 12:01 UT, using a Sling Psychrometer, the dry bulb temperature was measured to be 20 degrees C, the wet bulb temperature was measured to be 18 degrees C, and the relative humidity was calculated to be 90%

RH ZZZZ1234 1 200009061201 S 20 18 90

At atmosphere site number one on November 26, 2000 at 1:01 UT, using the standard Sling Psychrometer, the Relative Humidity was given as 80%. The dry bulb temperature was listed 28.5 degrees C. The wet bulb temperature is not reported when using a Digital Hygrometer.

RH ZZZZ1234 1 200011260101 D 28.5 X 80

 

 

Water Vapor (WV) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: WV
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Atmosphere Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Sun Photometer Serial Number
  • Field6: Satellite overflight time ( UT ) ( HHmmss ) ( 6 numbers - i.e. 093000 for 9:30 and 0 seconds )
  • Field7: Maximum elevation angle of satellite ( degrees )
  • Field8: Case temperature before taking measurements, multiply voltage reading by 100. ( degrees C )
  • Field9: IR 1 Sample #1 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field10: IR 1 Channel sample 1 Light Voltage
  • Field11: IR 1 Channel sample 1 Dark Voltage
  • Field12: IR 2 Sample #1 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field13: IR 2 Channel sample 1 Light Voltage
  • Field14: IR 2 Channel sample 1 Dark Voltage
  • Field15: IR 1 Sample #2 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field16: IR 1 Channel sample 2 Light Voltage
  • Field17: IR 1 Channel sample 2 Dark Voltage
  • Field18: IR 2 Sample #2 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field19: IR 2 Channel sample sample 2 Light Voltage
  • Field20: IR 2 Channel sample sample 2 Dark Voltage
  • Field21: IR 1 Sample #3 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field22: IR 1 Channel sample 3 Light Voltage
  • Field23: IR 1 Channel sample 3 Dark Voltage
  • Field24: IR 2 Sample #3 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field25: IR 2 Channel sample 3 Light Voltage
  • Field26: IR 2 Channel sample 3 Dark Voltage
  • Field27: IR 1 Sample #4 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field28: IR 1 Channel sample 4 Light Voltage
  • Field29: IR 1 Channel sample 4 Dark Voltage
  • Field30: IR 2 Sample #4 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field31: IR 2 Channel sample 4 Light Voltage
  • Field32: IR 2 Channel sample 4 Dark Voltage
  • Field33: IR 1 Sample #5 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field34: IR 1 Channel sample 5 Light Voltage
  • Field35: IR 1 Channel sample 5 Dark Voltage
  • Field36: IR 2 Sample #5 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field37: IR 2 Channel sample 5 Light Voltage
  • Field38: IR 2 Channel sample 5 Dark Voltage
  • Field39: Case temperature after taking measurements, multiply voltage reading by 100. ( degrees C )
  • Field40: Cloud Type (A 10-digit string representing 10 cloud types. Each digit is either a 0 = cloud type not observed, or 1 = cloud type observed.)
    • 1st character Cirrus
    • 2nd character Cirrocumulus
    • 3rd character Cirrostratus
    • 4th character Altostratus
    • 5th character Altocumulus
    • 6th character Stratus
    • 7th character Stratocumulus
    • 8th character Nimbostratus
    • 9th character Cumulus
    • 10th character Cumulonimbus
  • Field41: Number of observed Short Lived Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field42: Number of observed Persistent Non-Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field43: Number of observed Persistent Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field44: Cloud Cover (N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured )
  • Field45: Contrail Cover ( Integer 1-5 ) ( 1 = None, 2 = 1-10%, 3 = 10-25%, 4 = 25-50%, 5 = 50-100% )
  • Field46: Obscurations - If Cloud Cover (Field45) is not Obscured (OB) then enter an "X" for no obscurations. If Cloud cover is reported as Obscured, then enter a 10-digit string representing the 10 obscuration types. Each digit being either 0 (obscuration not observed), or 1 (obscuration observed)
    • 1st character Blowing Snow
    • 2nd character Heavy Snow
    • 3rd character Heavy Rain
    • 4th character Fog
    • 5th character Spray
    • 6th character Volcanic Ash
    • 7th character Smoke
    • 8th character Dust
    • 9th character Sand
    • 10th character Haze
  • Field47: Sky Color ( DB=Deep Blue, B=Blue, LB=Light Blue, PB=Pale Blue, M=Milky )
  • Field48: Sky Clarity( UC=Unusually Clear, CL=Clear, SH=Somewhat Hazy, VH=Very Hazy, EH=Extremely Hazy )
  • Field49: Current Air Temperature if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( degrees C )
  • Field50: Relative Humidity Measuring Device if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( S=Sling Psychrometer, D=Digital Hygrometer )
  • Field51: Dry Bulb Temperature if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( degrees C )
  • Field52: Wet Bulb Temperature ( Sling Psychrometer only ) ( degrees C )
  • Field53: Relative Humidity if obtained following GLOBE Protocol (%)
  • Field54: Current Station Pressure (mbar)
  • Field55: Current Sea Level Pressure (mbars)
  • Field56: The data Source for pressure Fields 54 or 55 ( 1=Aneroid barometer, 2=Public Broadcast or Online Source, 3=Other )

For each sample number all fields are required. At least three samples are required.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on May 10, 2001, using a Photometer with serial number RG4-051, the following voltages and times were recorded:

MM DD YYYY HH mm ss V V-dark --------------------------------- IR 1 05 10 2001 16 07 00 1.233 0.0140 IR 2 05 10 2001 16 07 30 1.340 0.0140 IR 1 05 10 2001 16 08 00 1.255 0.0141 IR 2 05 10 2001 16 08 30 1.349 0.0141 IR 1 05 10 2001 16 09 00 1.255 0.0141 IR 2 05 10 2001 16 09 15 1.347 0.0142

There were scattered Altocumulus and Cirrocumulus clouds as these measurements were taken. The sky color was light blue, the haze condition was Somewhat Hazy, the air temperature was 20 degrees C, and the station pressure was 1009 mbar. There were 3 short lived contrails that covered less than 10% of the sky. With only 3 samples taken all the values for the last 2 samples must be set to missing. A Satellite flew over at 9:45 and 12 seconds UT with a maximum elevation angle of 67 degrees above the horizon. The Case Temperature before the reading was 24� C and after the reading it was 25� C. The Relative Humidity measured 37% with the Dry Bulb Temperature being 20� and a Wet Bulb temperature of 12�. Any (WV) entry may be continued on the next line if there is not enough space on one line.

WV ZZZZ1234 1 20010510 RG4-051 094512 67 24 160700 1.233 .0140 160730 1.340 .0140 160800 1.255 .0141 160830 1.349 .0141 160900 1.255 .0141 160915 1.347 .0142 X X X X X X X X X X X X 25 0100100000 3 0 0 SC 2 X LB SH 20 S 20 12 37 1009 X 2

 

 

Aerosols (AZ) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: AZ
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Atmosphere Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Sun Photometer Serial Number
  • Field6: Satellite overflight time ( UT ) ( HHmmss ) ( 6 numbers - i.e. 093000 for 9:30 and 0 seconds )
  • Field7: Maximum elevation angle of satellite ( degrees )
  • Field8: Case temperature before taking measurements, multiply voltage reading by 100. ( degrees C )
  • Field9: Green Sample #1 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field10: Green Channel sample 1 Light Voltage
  • Field11: Green Channel sample 1 Dark Voltage
  • Field12: Red Sample #1 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field13: Red Channel sample 1 Light Voltage
  • Field14: Red Channel sample 1 Dark Voltage
  • Field15: Green Sample #2 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field16: Green Channel sample 2 Light Voltage
  • Field17: Green Channel sample 2 Dark Voltage
  • Field18: Red Sample #2 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field19: Red Channel sample sample 2 Light Voltage
  • Field20: Red Channel sample sample 2 Dark Voltage
  • Field21: Green Sample #3 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field22: Green Channel sample 3 Light Voltage
  • Field23: Green Channel sample 3 Dark Voltage
  • Field24: Red Sample #3 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field25: Red Channel sample 3 Light Voltage
  • Field26: Red Channel sample 3 Dark Voltage
  • Field27: Green Sample #4 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field28: Green Channel sample 4 Light Voltage
  • Field29: Green Channel sample 4 Dark Voltage
  • Field30: Red Sample #4 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field31: Red Channel sample 4 Light Voltage
  • Field32: Red Channel sample 4 Dark Voltage
  • Field33: Green Sample #5 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field34: Green Channel sample 5 Light Voltage
  • Field35: Green Channel sample 5 Dark Voltage
  • Field36: Red Sample #5 Measurement Time ( HHmmss ) ( If seconds are unknown, fill with 00 )
  • Field37: Red Channel sample 5 Light Voltage
  • Field38: Red Channel sample 5 Dark Voltage
  • Field39: Case temperature after taking measurements, multiply voltage reading by 100. ( degrees C )
  • Field40: Cloud Type (A 10-digit string representing 10 cloud types. Each digit is either a 0 = cloud type not observed, or 1 = cloud type observed.)
    • 1st character Cirrus
    • 2nd character Cirrocumulus
    • 3rd character Cirrostratus
    • 4th character Altostratus
    • 5th character Altocumulus
    • 6th character Stratus
    • 7th character Stratocumulus
    • 8th character Nimbostratus
    • 9th character Cumulus
    • 10th character Cumulonimbus
  • Field41: Number of observed Short Lived Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field42: Number of observed Persistent Non-Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field43: Number of observed Persistent Spreading Contrails ( Integer )
  • Field44: Cloud Cover (N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured )
  • Field45: Contrail Cover ( Integer 1-5 ) ( 1 = None, 2 = 1-10%, 3 = 10-25%, 4 = 25-50%, 5 = 50-100% )
  • Field46: Obscurations - If Cloud Cover (Field45) is not Obscured (OB) then enter an "X" for no obscurations. If Cloud cover is reported as Obscured, then enter a 10-digit string representing the 10 obscuration types. Each digit being either 0 (obscuration not observed), or 1 (obscuration observed)
    • 1st character Blowing Snow
    • 2nd character Heavy Snow
    • 3rd character Heavy Rain
    • 4th character Fog
    • 5th character Spray
    • 6th character Volcanic Ash
    • 7th character Smoke
    • 8th character Dust
    • 9th character Sand
    • 10th character Haze
  • Field47: Sky Color ( DB=Deep Blue, B=Blue, LB=Light Blue, PB=Pale Blue, M=Milky )
  • Field48: Sky Clarity( UC=Unusually Clear, CL=Clear, SH=Somewhat Hazy, VH=Very Hazy, EH=Extremely Hazy )
  • Field49: Current Air Temperature if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( degrees C )
  • Field50: Relative Humidity Measuring Device if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( S=Sling Psychrometer, D=Digital Hygrometer )
  • Field51: Dry Bulb Temperature if obtained following GLOBE Protocol ( degrees C )
  • Field52: Wet Bulb Temperature ( Sling Psychrometer only ) ( degrees C )
  • Field53: Relative Humidity if obtained following GLOBE Protocol (%)
  • Field54: Current Station Pressure (mbar)
  • Field55: Current Sea Level Pressure (mbars)
  • Field56: The data Source for pressure Fields 54 or 55 ( 1=Aneroid barometer, 2=Public Broadcast or Online Source, 3=Other )

For each sample number all fields are required. At least three samples are required.
Either the Station Pressure or Sea Level Pressure is required too.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on May 10, 2001, using a Photometer with serial number RG4-051, the following voltages and times were recorded:

MM DD YYYY HH mm ss V V-dark --------------------------------- green 05 10 2001 16 07 00 1.233 0.0140 red 05 10 2001 16 07 30 1.340 0.0140 green 05 10 2001 16 08 00 1.255 0.0141 red 05 10 2001 16 08 30 1.349 0.0141 green 05 10 2001 16 09 00 1.255 0.0141 red 05 10 2001 16 09 15 1.347 0.0142

There were scattered Altocumulus and Cirrocumulus clouds as these measurements were taken. The sky color was light blue, the haze condition was Somewhat Hazy, the air temperature was 20 degrees C, and the station pressure was 1009 mbar. There were 3 short lived contrails that covered less than 10% of the sky. With only 3 samples taken all the values for the last 2 samples must be set to missing. A Satellite flew over at 9:45 and 12 seconds UT with a maximum elevation angle of 67 degrees above the horizon. The Case Temperature before the reading was 24� C and after the reading it was 25� C. The Relative Humidity measured 37% with the Dry Bulb Temperature being 20� and a Wet Bulb temperature of 12�. Any (AZ) entry may be continued on the next line if there is not enough space on one line.

AZ ZZZZ1234 1 20010510 RG4-051 094512 67 24 160700 1.233 .0140 160730 1.340 .0140 160800 1.255 .0141 160830 1.349 .0141 160900 1.255 .0141 160915 1.347 .0142 X X X X X X X X X X X X 25 0100100000 3 0 0 S 2 X LB SH 20 S 20 12 37 1009 X 1

 

Ozone (OZ):

  • Field1: OZ
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Atmosphere Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time (UT) when Ozone Strip was Exposed ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Current Air Temperature when Ozone Strip was Exposed. (Degrees C)
  • Field6: Wind Direction when Strip was exposed. ( N=North, NE=Northeast, E=East, SE=Southeast, S=South, SW=Southwest, W=West, NW=Northwest )
  • Field7: The Instrument Used in measuring the above Wind Direction ( G=GLOBE Instrument, A=Automated )
  • Field8: Hour and Minute when Ozone Strip was Read ( HHmm )
  • Field9: Air Temperature when Ozone Strip was Read. (Degrees C)
  • Field10: Ozone Concentration ( ppb )
  • Field11: Wind Direction when Strip was Read ( N=North, NE=Northeast, E=East, SE=Southeast, S=South, SW=Southwest, W=West, NW=Northwest )
  • Field12: The Instrument Used in measuring Wind Direction ( G=GLOBE Instrument, A=Automated )

All fields are required and need to be filled in. GLOBE encourages the atmospheric conditions at the time of the ozone measurements be reported also. Please report both the Cloud Observations and Relative Humidity when the Ozone strip was exposed, and also when it was read. Please use the CO and RH formats described above in this document to report Cloud Observations and also the Relative Humidity.

Example:

At atmosphere site number one on February 19, 2000 at 11:30 UT when the Ozone strip was exposed, the temperature was 18 degrees (C), and the winds were out of the northeast. One hour later, when the Ozone strip was read, the temperature was 18.5 degrees (C), the winds were out of the east, the Ozone concentration was measured to be 100 ppb. In both cases the wind was measured with a GLOBE Instrument.

OZ ZZZZ1234 1 200011191130 18 NE G 1230 18.5 100 E G

When the Ozone strip was exposed, there were isolated cirrus clouds, the dry bulb temperature of 18 was matched with a wet bulb temperature of 13, with a relative humidity of 56.7% measured with a sling psychrometer. When the Ozone strip was read, there were scattered cirrocumulus clouds, and the dry bulb temperature of 18.5 was matched with a web bulb temperature of 12.5, the sling psychrometer measured 49.6% relative humidity. There were no obscurations of the sky for either reading.

CO ZZZZ1234 1 200011191130 SC X 1000000000 RH ZZZZ1234 1 200011191130 S 18 13 56.7 CO ZZZZ1234 1 200011191230 IS X 0100000000 RH ZZZZ1234 1 200011191230 S 18.5 12.5 49.6

 

Barometric or Sea Level Pressure (BP):

  • Field1: BP
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: The Pressure being reported ( 1=Station Pressure, 2=Sea Level Pressure )
  • Field6: Pressure (mbar)

All fields are required.

Example:

At atmosphere site number three on December 21, 2000 at 9:15 UT, the station pressure was 805 mbar.

BP ZZZZ1234 03 200012210915 1 805

At atmosphere site number one on August 1, 2003 at 12:15 UT, the station pressure was measured and adjusted to create an estimated Sea Level Pressure of 1005 mbar.

BP ZZZZ1234 1 200308011215 2 1005

 

Data Loggers (DLOG):

  • Field1: DLOG
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( ATM-dd i.e. ATM-01 )  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement - Local Time ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: The Offset hours and minutes to UT time ([+-]HHmm)
  • Field6: Channel 1 Temperature (current air temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field7: Channel 2 Temperature (5cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field8: Channel 3 Temperature (10cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field9: Channel 4 Temperature (50cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )

Field 5 is required.

Examples:

For a school on the east coast of the United States, with a UT time offset of +5 hours, at atmosphere site number one on March 30, 2001 at 18:45 local time, the temperature for channel 1 (current air temperature) was 16 degrees Celsius. The temperature for channel 2 (5cm depth) was 10 degrees Celsius. The temperature for channel 3 (10cm depth) was 9 degrees Celsius. The temperature for channel 4 (50cm depth) was decided to be untrustworthy.

DLOG ZZZZ1234 ATM-01 200103301845 +0500 16 10 9 M

At atmosphere site number three on July 1, 2000 at 16:30 local time, the temperature for channel 1 (current air temperature) was 30 degrees Celsius. The temperature for channel 2 (5cm depth) was 20 degrees Celsius. The sensor for channel 3 (10cm depth) was not buried, so no attempt is made to record the soil temperature at the 10 cm depth. The temperature for channel 4 (50cm depth) was 12 degrees Celsius. With this school's location in Poland, the UT time offset is -2 hour.

DLOG ZZZZ1234 ATM-03 200007011630 -0200 30 20 X 12


Special Format

In the interest of making it easier to enter HOBO Data Logger entries, a new way has been created for reporting these values. This format differs from the standard E-mail Data Entry format in a few important ways. This specification assumes that all entries in the email are from just one school,
and from just one site, and that all the data in the email are Data Logger entries. Therefore the  School ID and the Site ID are listed only on the first line, and no other type of entries other than Data Logger entries can be included in the message. Please note that each entry must be on one line, this includes any comments put after your values. No entry can span over multiple lines.

Please send your entries to the same address used for normal email data entry, data@globe.gov. However, for us to know that this is the special format, "DLOG" must be the text used for the subject. Please note that you must still mark the start of the data with "//AA" and also mark the end of the data with "//ZZ".

First Line only:

    Field1: School ID
    Field2: Site Type and Number (i.e. ATM-01)

All of the Following Data Lines:

    Field1: Date of Measurement ( Local Time ) ( YYYYMMDD )
    Field2: Time of Measurement ( Local Time ) ( HHmm )
    Field3: The Offset hours and minutes to UT time ([+-]HHmm)
    Field4: Channel 1 Temperature (current air temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
    Field5: Channel 2 Temperature (5cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
    Field6: Channel 3 Temperature (10cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )
    Field7: Channel 4 Temperature (50cm depth soil temperature) ( degrees C or "M" for suspect data )

Example:

TO: DATA@GLOBE.GOV

SUBJECT: DLOG

//AA ZZUSTEST  ATM-01 20020517 1717 +0500 34.1 22.1 19.3 12.1 20020517 1732 +0500 35.1 22.1 19.3 12.1 20020517 1747 +0500 34.8 22.8 19.4 12.1 A cloud came by. 20020517 1802 +0500 35.1 23.1 19.3 12.2 20020517 1817 +0500 34.9 23.1 M 12.2 Sensor wire was detached 20020517 1832 +0500 34.8 23.2 M 12.2 Note: each entry is on one line //ZZ



 

Surface Water ( Hydrology ) (SW**):

The Surface Water protocol is divided into nine sections: Temperature (SWT), pH (SWP), Transparency using Secchi Disk (SWTS), Transparency using Transparency Tube (SWTT), Dissolved Oxygen (SWDO), Alkalinity (SWA), Conductivity (SWC), Salinity (SWS), and Nitrate (SWN).

Surface Water - Hydrology - Temperature (SWT):

  • Field1: SWT
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Water Source State (N=Normal state, FR=Frozen, D=Dried, FL= Flooded, U=Unreachable)
  • Field6: Water Temperature - Sample 1 (degrees Celsius)
  • Field7: Water Temperature - Sample 2 (degrees Celsius)
  • Field8: Water Temperature - Sample 3 (degrees Celsius)
  • Field9: Instrument Used to Measure Temperature ( T=alcohol-filled thermometer, P=Probe )

Field 5 is required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on January 7, 2001 at 12:23 UT, the water source was frozen and no temperature or acidity measurements could be made.

SWT ZZZZ1234 1 200101071223 FR X X X X We had a cold snap for 2 weeks.

At hydrology site number two on March 7, 1999 at 12:10 UT, for sample number 1 the water temperature was 4 degrees C. Sample number 2 was 5 degrees C. Time did not allow for a third sample to be taken. An alcohol filled Thermometer was used to take the measurements.

SWT ZZZZ1234 2 199903071210 N 4.0 5 X T

Surface Water - Hydrology - pH (SWP):

  • Field1: SWP
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Technique for Measuring the pH (PP = pH Paper, and M = pH Meter)
  • Field6: If salt added, Conductivity - Sample1 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field7: Water Acidity - Sample 1 (pH)
  • Field8: If salt added, Conductivity - Sample2 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field9: Water Acidity - Sample 2 (pH)
  • Field10: If salt added, Conductivity - Sample3 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field11: Water Acidity - Sample 3 (pH)
  • Field12: Value of buffers used. A 3-digit string representing the 3 buffers. Each digit is either 0 (buffer not used), or 1 (buffer used)
    • 1st character - pH 4 buffer
    • 2nd character - pH 7 buffer
    • 3rd character - pH 10 buffer

No fields are required.

Example:

At hydrology site number two on March 7, 2002 at 12:10 UT, for sample number 1 the pH, which was measured using a pH meter, was 6.2 with a conductivity of 34 mS/cm. Sample number 2 had a conductivity of 43 mS/cm and a 6.5 pH. Time did not allow for a third sample to be taken. Meter calibration was done using the 4 and 7 pH buffers, but not the pH 10 buffer.

SWP ZZZZ1234 2 200203071210 M 34 6.2 43 6.5 X X 110

Surface Water - Hydrology - Transparency Secchi Disk (SWTS) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SWTS
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Cloud Cover (N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured )
  • Field6: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk disappears, sample #1 (meters)
  • Field7: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk reappears, sample #1 (meters)
  • Field8: Distance from where the rope was marked to the surface of the water, sample #1 (meters)
  • Field9: If Secchi Disk does not disappear for sample #1, enter Depth of the Water (meters)
  • Field10: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk disappears, sample #2 (meters)
  • Field11: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk reappears, sample #2 (meters)
  • Field12: Distance from where the rope was marked to the surface of the water, sample #2 (meters)
  • Field13: If Secchi Disk does not disappear for sample #2, enter Depth of the Water (meters)
  • Field14: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk disappears sample #3 (meters)
  • Field15: Distance from where the rope was marked to the disk when the disk reappears, sample #3 (meters)
  • Field16: Distance from where the rope was marked to the surface of the water, sample #3 (meters)
  • Field17: If Secchi Disk does not disappear for sample #3, enter Depth of the Water (meters)

No Fields are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on October 28, 1996 at 12:10 UT, Observer 1 measured the depth at which the Secchi Disk disappeared to be 5.2 meters, it reappeared at 5.0 meters, and the distance to the water was 2.2 meters. Observer 2 measured the depth at which the Secchi Disk disappeared to be 5.3 meters, it reappeared at 5.0 meters, and the distance to the water was 2.3 meters. Observer 3 measured the depth at which the Secchi Disk disappeared to be 5.2 meters, it reappeared at 4.9 meters, and the distance to the water was 2.2 meters.

SWTS ZZZZ1234 1 199610281210 S 5.2 5.0 2.2 X 5.3 5.0 2.3 X 5.2 4.9 2.2 X

At hydrology site number one on March 7, 1997 at 11:10 UT, one person observed that the Secchi disk disappeared at 22.4 meters, then reappeared at 22.3 meters, and the distance to the water was 0 meters.

SWTS ZZZZ1234 1 199703071110 B 22.4 22.3 0 X X X X X X X X X

At hydrology site number two on March 7, 2001 at 1:15 UT, for the first observation the the Secchi disk did not disappear, but for the second observation the Secchi disk disappeared at 4.3 meters then reappeared at 4.2 meters, and the distance to the water was 1 meter from the observer. The depth from the surface to the bottom of the water is 3.5 meters. The cloud cover was overcast. A third observation was not made.

SWTS ZZZZ1234 2 200103070115 O X X X 3.5 4.3 4.2 1 X X X X

Surface Water - Hydrology - Transparency Transparency Tube (SWTT):

If the image does not disappear after filling the Transparency Tube to the top, report the length of the tube as the "Image Disappears Depth" and enter "Y" for "Greater than Depth of Tube".

  • Field1: SWTT
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Cloud Cover (N=No Clouds, C=Clear, I=Isolated, S=Scattered, B=Broken, O=Overcast, OB=Obscured )
  • Field6: Image Disappears Depth - Observer(s) 1 (centimeters)
  • Field7: Greater than Depth of Tube - Observer(s) 1 (Y = Yes, N = No)
  • Field8: Image Disappears Depth - Observer(s) 2 (centimeters)
  • Field9: Greater than Depth of Tube - Observer(s) 2 (Y = Yes, N = No)
  • Field10: Image Disappears Depth - Observer(s) 3 (centimeters)
  • Field11: Greater than Depth of Tube - Observer(s) 3 (Y = Yes, N = No)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on October 28, 1996 at 12:10 UT, Observer 1 measured the depth at which the pattern in the Transparency Tube disappeared to be 90 centimeters. Observer 2 measured the depth at which the pattern in the Transparency Tube disappeared to be 91 centimeters. Observer 3 measured the depth at which the pattern in the Transparency Tube disappeared to be 90 centimeters. The sky was clear.

SWTT ZZZZ1234 1 199610281210 C 90 N 91 N 90 N

At hydrology site number two on March 7, 1997 at 1:10 UT, all three observers determined that the image did not disappear after filling the Transparency Tube to the top. The length of the Transparency Tube was 120 centimeters. The sky was overcast.

SWTT ZZZZ1234 1 199703070110 O 120 Y 120 Y 120 Y

Surface Water - Hydrology - Dissolved Oxygen (SWDO):

  • Field1: SWDO
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Sample 1 - Dissolved Oxygen of water sample (mg/L)
  • Field6: Sample 2- Dissolved Oxygen of water sample (mg/L)
  • Field7: Sample 3- Dissolved Oxygen of water sample (mg/L)

Field 5 is required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number two on June 4, 2003 at 12:40 UT, three samples testing for dissolved oxygen content were measured to be 8.1, 8.2, and 8.0 mg/L.

SWDO ZZZZ1234 2 200306041240 8.1 8.2 8.0

At hydrology site number one on January 7, 2002 at 12:10 UT, the dissolved oxygen content of the first water sample was measured to be 6.4 mg/L. The second sample's dissolved oxygen was measured to be 6.2 mg/L. A third sample was not taken, and therefore it's dissolved oxygen reading must be reported as missing.

SWDO ZZZZ1234 1 200201071210 6.4 6.2 X

Surface Water - Hydrology - Dissolved Oxygen Probe (SWDOP) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SWDOP
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Salinity (ppt)
  • Field6: Sample 1 - Probe Measure
  • Field7: Sample 1 - Salinity Correction Factor
  • Field8: Sample 1 - Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
  • Field9: Sample 2 - Probe Measure
  • Field10: Sample 2 - Salinity Correction Factor
  • Field11: Sample 2 - Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)
  • Field12: Sample 3 - Probe Measure
  • Field13: Sample 3 - Salinity Correction Factor
  • Field14: Sample 3 - Dissolved Oxygen (mg/L)

Fields 6 and 7 are required.

Example:

SWDOP ZZUSTEST 1 200602011700 5 12 .07 .01 14 .07 .01 x x x

Surface Water - Hydrology - Alkalinity (SWA):

  • Field1: SWA
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDDHHmm)
  • Field5: Conversion Constant - ( Only for kits that count drops )
  • Field6: Number of Drops Sample 1 - ( Only for kits that count drops )
  • Field7: Alkalinity - Sample 1 ( For kits that count drops ) (mg/L as CaCO3)
  • Field8: Alkalinity - Sample 1 ( For kits that Read alkalinity Directly )
  • Field9: Number of Drops Sample 2 - ( Only for kits that count drops )
  • Field10: Alkalinity Sample 2 - ( For kits that count drops ) (mg/L as CaCO3)
  • Field11 Alkalinity - Sample 2- ( For kits that Read alkalinity Directly ) (mg/L as CaCO3)
  • Field12: Number of Drops - Sample 3- ( Only for kits that count drops )
  • Field13: Alkalinity - Sample 3 - ( For kits that count drops ) (mg/L as CaCO3)
  • Field14: Alkalinity - Sample 3 - ( For kits that Read alkalinity Directly ) (mg/L as CaCO3)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number two on November 14, 2002 at 12:00 UT, the alkalinity of water sample 1 was measured to be 170 and took 17 titration drops. Sample 2 required 19 drops to determine an alkalinity of 180 mg/L. Only two samples were taken. The conversion constant for their kit was 32.

SWA ZZZZ1234 2 200211141200 32 17 170 X 19 180 X X X X

At hydrology site number one on December 9, 2002 at 12:20 UT, A kit that did not use titration was used to determine the alkalinity of three samples to be 110, 135, and 140 mg/L.

SWA ZZZZ1234 1 200212091220 X X X 110 X X 135 X X 140

Surface Water - Hydrology - Conductivity (SWC):

  • Field1: SWC
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDDHHmm)
  • Field5: Temperature of water sample (degrees C)
  • Field6: Conductivity of Sample 1 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field7: Conductivity of Sample 2 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field8: Conductivity of Sample 3 ( microSiemens/cm )
  • Field9: Conductivity of Standard ( microSiemens/cm )

No fields are required

Example:

During the observation taken in November, at Hydrology Site number 2, two samples for conductivity were taken, the first measured 132 microSiemens/cm, and the second sample measured 123 microSiemens/cm. The Conductivity of the Standard was 500 microSiemens/cm. The temperature of the water was 20 degrees C.

SWC ZZUSTEST 2 200211140100 20 132 123 X 500

Surface Water - Hydrology - Salinity (SWS) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SWS
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Hour and Minute(s) of High or Low Tide Before salinity measurement (HHmm) (UT)
  • Field6: Type of Tide (H=High, L=Low)
  • Field7: Hour and Minute(s) of High or Low Tide After salinity measurement (HHmm) (UT)
  • Field8: Type of Tide (H=High, L=Low)
  • Field9: Sample 1, Temperature of Water in tube - Hydrometer Method only (degrees C)
  • Field10: Sample 1, Specific Gravity of water - Hydrometer method only
  • Field11: Sample 1, Salinity of water - Hydrometer method only (ppt)
  • Field12: Sample 1, Salinity of Water - Titration method only (ppt)
  • Field13: Sample 2, Temperature of Water in tube - Hydrometer Method only (degrees C)
  • Field14: Sample 2, Specific Gravity of water - Hydrometer method only
  • Field15: Sample 2, Salinity of water - Hydrometer method only (ppt)
  • Field16: Sample 2, Salinity of Water - Titration method only (ppt)
  • Field17: Sample 3, Temperature of Water in tube - Hydrometer Method only (degrees C)
  • Field18: Sample 3, Specific Gravity of water - Hydrometer method only
  • Field19: Sample 3, Salinity of water - Hydrometer method only (ppt)
  • Field20: Sample 3, Salinity of Water - Titration method only (ppt)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on April 4, 2003 at 10:15 UT, high tide had been at 9:00 UT before the salinity measurement and low tide was predicted at 13:00 UT after the salinity measurement. Using the Hydrometer method, sample number 1 had a water temperature of 17.0 degrees Celsius, a specific gravity of 1.019, and a Salinity of the water sample of 25.1 ppt. Sample 2's temperature was 17.5 degrees Celsius with a specific gravity of 1.02 and a measured salinity of 25.7 ppt. A third sample was not taken.

SWS ZZZZ1234 1 200304041015 0900 H 1300 L 17.0 1.019 25.1 X 17.5 1.02 25.7 X X X X X This site is an estuary

At hydrology site number two on November 27, 2002 at 1:00 UT, low tide had been at 18:30 UT before the salinity measurement and high tide was at 10:45 UT after the salinity measurement. The schools titrated and found the salinity of the first water sample to be 28.6 ppt. The titration found the second sample's salinity to be 28.65, and sample number 3 had a salinity value of 29.0.

SWS ZZZZ1234 2 200211270100 1830 L 1045 H X X X 28.6 X X X 28.65 X X X 29.0

Surface Water - Hydrology - Nitrate (SWN):

  • Field1: SWN
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements")
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Nitrate + Nitrite of Sample 1 (mg/L nitrate nitrogen + nitrite nitrogen)
  • Field6: Nitrite only of Sample 1 (mg/L nitrite nitrogen)
  • Field7: Nitrate + Nitrite of Sample 2 (mg/L nitrate nitrogen + nitrite nitrogen)
  • Field8: Nitrite only of Sample 2 (mg/L nitrite nitrogen)
  • Field9: Nitrate + Nitrite of Sample 3 (mg/L nitrate nitrogen + nitrite nitrogen)
  • Field10: Nitrite only of Sample 3 (mg/L nitrite nitrogen)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on March 10, 2003 at 12:10 UT, the nitrate + nitrite of the water sample 1 was 0.6 mg/L and the nitrite of the water sample was 0.0 mg/L. The Second sample had a nitrate + nitrite value of .75 mg/L and nitrite of .2 mg/L. The water of sample 3 ended up being spilled onto the notepad, and the data was lost, and is therefore marked as missing.

SWN ZZZZ1234 1 200310281210 0.6 0.0 0.75 0.2 X X

At hydrology site number one on March 17, 2003 at 12:20 UT, the nitrate + nitrite of the only water sample was 8.0 mg/L and the nitrite of the water sample was 0.3 mg/L.

SWN ZZZZ1234 1 200317281220 8.0 0.3 X X X X

Surface Water - Hydrology - Calibration (SWCAL) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SWCAL
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Temperature of shaken distilled water - Dissolved Oxygen (degrees C)
  • Field6: Dissolved Oxygen for shaken distilled water (mg/L)
  • Field7: Kit Model for Dissolved Oxygen (H=Hach, L=LaMotte, O=Other)
  • Field8: Alkalinity of baking soda standard (mg/L as CaCO3)
  • Field9: Kit Model for Alkalinity method (H=Hach, L=LaMotte, O=Other)
  • Field10: Salinity of 38.6 ppt standard - Salinity Titration method (ppt)
  • Field11: Kit Model for Salinity Titration method (H=Hach, L=LaMotte, O=Other)
  • Field12: Nitrate for 2 ppm standard (mg/L nitrate nitrogen)
  • Field13: Kit Model for Nitrate method (H=Hach, L=LaMotte, O=Other)

Fields 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are required.

Examples:

At hydrology site number one on March 10, 1998 at 12:10 UT, the calibrations for Dissolved Oxygen and Nitrate were made. The temperature of shaken distilled water was 19.0 degrees Celsius and the Dissolved Oxygen was 9.1 ppm, using the LaMotte kit. Nitrate of the 2 ppm standard was measured at 1.8 mg/L. The Hach kit was used for the Nitrate measurement.

SWCAL ZZZZ1234 1 199810281210 19.0 9.1 L X X X X 1.8 H

At hydrology site number one on March 17, 1997 at 12:20 UT, the calibrations for Alkalinity and Salinity were made. The Alkalinity of the baking soda standard was 68 mg/L, using the Hach kit. The Salinity of the 38.6 ppt standard was 38.8 ppt, using the LaMotte kit.

SWCAL ZZZZ1234 1 199817281220 X X X 68 H 38.8 L X X

 

Soil Characterization (SC**):

The Soil Characterization protocol is divided into six sections: Soil Horizon Description (SCH), Bulk Density (SCBD), Soil Particle-Size Distribution Hydrometer Method (SCPSH), Soil pH (SCPH), and Soil Fertility (SCF). Enter the data below for each horizon present in your soil profile. You must submit an (SCH) record first before submitting any of the other Soil Characterizations values for your observation.

Soil Horizon Description (SCH) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SCH
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Horizon Number from top
  • Field6: Top Depth (centimeters)
  • Field7: Bottom Depth (centimeters)
  • Field8: Moisture Status (D = Dry, M = Moist, W = Wet)
  • Field9: Structure (G = Granular, B = Blocky, PL = Platy, PM = Prismatic, C = Columnar, S = Single-grained, M = Massive)
  • Field10: Main Color (Hue:Value/Chroma)
  • Field11: Other Color (Hue:Value/Chroma)
  • Field12: Consistence (L = Loose, FR = Friable, FI = Firm, E = Extremely Firm)
  • Field13: Texture (C = Clay, CL = Clay Loam, L = Loam, SAC = Sandy Clay, SACL = Sandy Clay Loam, SAL = Sandy Loam, SIC = Silty Clay, SICL = Silty Clay Loam, SIL = Silty Loam, LSA = Loamy Sand, SA = Sand, SI = Silt)
  • Field14: Rocks (N = None, F = Few, M = Many)
  • Field15: Roots (N = None, F = Few, M = Many)
  • Field16: Carbonates (Observed Effervescence) (N=None, SLT=Slight, STG=Strong)

Fields 5, 6, and 7 are required.

Examples:

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, a number of soil samples were taken and measurements were made. The first horizon was observed to be from 0 to 27 cm in depth. The soil was moist. The structure of the soil was blocky. The dominant color of this soil horizon was 7.5R:2.5/2, and the other most common color was N:3. The consistence of the soil was firm. The texture was silty clay loam . There were a few rocks and a few roots. The observed effervescence was slight.

SCH ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 1 0 27 M B 7.5R:2.5/2 N:3 FI SICL F F SLT

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, a number of soil samples were taken and measurements were made. The second horizon was observed to be from 27 to 70 cm in depth. The soil was moist. The structure of the soil was blocky. No other measurements were made.

SCH ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 2 27 70 M B X X X X X X X

Soil Bulk Density (SCBD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SCBD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Horizon Number
  • Field6: Sample Number (1-3)
  • Field7: Volume of Sample -- Pit Method (mL)
  • Field8: Sample Top Depth - Auger Method (centimeters)
  • Field9: Sample Bottom Depth - Auger Method (centimeters)
  • Field10: Diameter of Auger Hole - Auger Method (centimeters)
  • Field11: Mass of Wet Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field12: Mass of Dry Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field13: Mass of Empty Container (grams)
  • Field14: Mass of Rocks (grams)
  • Field15: Volume of Water without Rocks (mL)
  • Field16: Volume of Water with Rocks (mL)

Fields 5 and 6 are required.

Examples:

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, bulk density was measured for horizon number one. For the first sample, the pit method was used, so the volume of the sample was 157 mL. The mass of wet soil and the container was 400 grams, the mass of dry soil and the container was 320, and the mass of the empty container was 25 grams. The mass of rocks was 40 grams, the volume of water before adding rocks was 30 mL, and the volume of water with rocks added was 45 mL.

SCBD ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 1 1 157 X X X 400 320 25 40 30 45

At soil characterization site number two on June 1, 1997 at 8:20 UT, bulk density was measured for horizon number two. For the third sample, the auger method was used, so the sample top depth was 50 centimeters, the bottom depth was 58.5 centimeters, and the auger diameter was 7.0 centimeters. The mass of wet soil and the container was 506 grams, the mass of dry soil and the container was 410, and the mass of the empty container was 25 grams. The mass of rocks was 0 grams, the volume of water before adding rocks was 30 mL, and the volume of water with rocks added was 30 mL.

SCBD ZZZZ1234 2 199706010820 2 3 X 50 58.5 7.0 506 410 25 0 30 30

Soil Particle-Size Distribution Hydrometer Method (SCPSH) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SCPSH
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Horizon Number
  • Field6: Sample Number (1-3)
  • Field7: Temperature at which the Hydrometer is Calibrated (degrees C)
  • Field8: Distance from 500 mL line on cylinder to base of cylinder (centimeters)
  • Field9: Hydrometer Reading at 2 minutes - USDA (g/L)
  • Field10: Temperature of Soil and Water at 2 minutes (degrees C)
  • Field11: Hydrometer Reading at 12 minutes - ISSS (g/L)
  • Field12: Temperature of Soil and Water at 12 minutes (degrees C)
  • Field13: Hydrometer Reading at 24 hours (g/L)
  • Field14: Temperature of Soil and Water at 24 hours (degrees C)

All fields are required.

Examples:

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, soil particle-size distribution was measured for horizon number one using the hydrometer method. The hydrometer was calibrated at 15.6 degrees Celsius. The distance from the 500 mL line on the cylinder to the base of the cylinder is 27.0 centimeters. During the second test for particle-size distribution, the hydrometer read 1.0390 g/L at 2 minutes, 1.0175 g/L at 12 minutes, and 1.0080 g/L after 24 hours. The temperature of soil and water at 2 minutes was 20 degrees Celsius, at 12 minutes was 21 degrees Celsius, and at 24 hours was 19.5 degrees Celsius.

SCPSH ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 1 2 15.6 27.0 1.0390 20 1.0175 21 1.0080 19.5

At soil characterization site number two on June 1, 1997 at 8:20 UT, soil particle-size distribution was measured for horizon number two using the hydrometer method. The hydrometer was calibrated at 20.0 degrees Celsius. The distance from the 500 mL line on the cylinder to the base of the cylinder is 27.0 centimeters. After 2 minutes of the third test for particle-size distribution, the hydrometer read 1.0390 g/L, and the temperature of soil and water was 23 degrees Celsius. After 12 minutes, the hydrometer read 1.0080 g/L, and the temperature of soil and water was still 23 degrees Celsius. After 24 hours, the hydrometer read 1.0025 g/L, and the temperature was 24 degrees Celsius.

SCPSH ZZZZ1234 2 199706010820 2 3 20.0 26.54 1.0205 23 1.0080 23 1.0025 24

Soil pH (SCPH) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SCPH
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Horizon Number
  • Field6: Test 1 pH of distilled water before soil is added
  • Field7: Test 2 pH of distilled water before soil is added
  • Field8: Test 3 pH of distilled water before soil is added
  • Field9: Test 1 pH of soil and water
  • Field10: Test 2 pH of soil and water
  • Field11: Test 3 pH of soil and water
  • Field12: Technique for Measuring the pH value (PP = pH Paper, PN = pH Pen, and M = pH Meter)

Field 5 is required.

Examples:

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, the pH of horizon two was measured. The three tests of distilled water pH resulted in these values: 7.0, 7.1, and 7.0. Test 1 of the soil pH measured 4.8, test 2 was 4.9, and test 3 was 4.8. These were measured with pH paper.

SCPH ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 2 7.0 7.1 7.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 PP

At soil characterization site number one on October 9, 1996 at 3:40 UT, the pH of horizon three was measured. One test was performed on distilled water and one on soil and water. For distilled water, pH was measured at 6.9. For soil and water, pH was measured to be 4.9. A pH Pen was used.

SCPH ZZZZ1234 1 199601090340 3 6.9 X X 4.9 X X PN


Soil Fertility (SCF) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:
  • Field1: SCF
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Horizon Number
  • Field6: Sample 1 Nitrate (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field7: Sample 1 Phosphorous (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field8: Sample 1 Potassium (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field9: Sample 2 Nitrate (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field10: Sample 2 Phosphorous (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field11: Sample 2 Potassium (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field12: Sample 3 Nitrate (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field13: Sample 3 Phosphorous (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)
  • Field14: Sample 3 Potassium (N=None, L=Low, M=Medium, H=High)

Field 5 is required.

Examples:

At soil characterization site number nine on January 3, 1997 at 3:15 UT, soil fertility of horizon one was measured. For sample one, nitrate was low, phosphorous was medium, and potassium was medium.

SCF ZZZZ1234 9 199701030315 1 L M M X X X X X X

At soil characterization site number two on June 1, 1997 at 8:20 UT, soil fertility of horizon three was measured. For sample one, nitrate was low, phosphorous was not measured, and potassium was low. For the next sample, nitrate was medium, phosphorous and potassium were low. Only two samples where taken.

SCF ZZZZ1234 2 199706010820 3 L X L M L L X X X

 

Soil Moisture (SM**):

The Soil Moisture protocol has two formats: one for the Gravimetric (SMGR) protocol and one for the Sensor Block (SMSB) protocol.

Soil Moisture -- Gravimetric (SMGR) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SMGR
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Depth of Sample (centimeters) ( 5, 10, 30, 60, 90 )
  • Field6: Sample Number
  • Field7: Container ID (1 to 2 digit alphanumeric)
  • Field8: Protocol (S=Star, T=Transect, D=Depth)
  • Field9: Is soil saturated? (Y=Yes, N=No)
  • Field10: Average Drying Time (hours for oven, minutes for microwave)
  • Field11: Drying Method (1=95-105 degree C oven, 2=Microwave, 3=75-95 degree C oven, 4=Other)
  • Field12: Offset Distance from end of transect - Transect method only (meters)
  • Field13: Mass of Wet Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field14: Mass of Dry Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field15: Mass of Empty Container (grams)

Fields 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are always required.
For Transect data: fields 13, 14, 15 are also required.

Examples:

At soil moisture site number three on April 3, 1999 at 22:20 UT, the first soil sample was collected for analysis via the depth gravimetric protocol. The 5 cm sample was taken and placed in a can labeled "2A". The soil was not saturated. The average drying time was 5 minutes in the microwave. The mass of wet soil and the container was 196 grams, dry soil and container was 160 grams, and the empty container was 27 grams. Only one sample is necessary for the Depth protocol.

SMGR ZZZZ1234 3 199904101220 5 1 2A D N 5 2 10 196 160 27

At soil moisture site number three on April 3, 2000 at 22:20 UT, the first soil sample was collected for analysis via the near-surface transect gravimetric protocol. Sample #1 was taken at a depth of 5.0 centimeters and placed in a can labeled "2A". The soil was saturated. The average drying time was 5 minutes in the microwave. The mass of wet soil and the container was 196 grams, dry soil and container was 160 grams, and the empty container was 27 grams.

SMGR ZZZZ1234 3 200004101220 5 1 2A T Y 5 2 10 196 160 27

At soil moisture site number one on April 10, 1997 at 12:45 UT, a soil sample was collected for analysis via the near-surface star gravimetric protocol. Sample #2 was taken at a depth of 10.0 centimeters and placed in a can labeled "1B". The soil was not saturated. The average drying time was 2 hours in their 105 degree Celsius oven. The mass of wet soil and the container was 125 grams, dry soil and container was 100 grams, and the empty container was 25 grams.

SMGR ZZZZ1234 1 199704101245 10.0 2 1B S N 2 1 X 125 100 25

Soil Moisture Sensor Block - Optional Method (SMSB) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SMSB
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Is soil saturated? (Y=Yes, N=No)
  • Field6: Instrument ( WBD=Watermark Block Delmhorst, WBI=Watermark Block Irrometer, WBS=Watermark Block Spectrum Watchdog, G=Gypsum Block, O=Other )
  • Field7: Soil Moisture Meter Reading at 10 cm
  • Field8: Soil Water Content from Calibration Curve at 10 cm (g/g)
  • Field9: Soil Moisture Meter Reading at 30 cm
  • Field10: Soil Water Content from Calibration Curve at 30 cm (g/g)
  • Field11: Soil Moisture Meter Reading at 60 cm
  • Field12: Soil Water Content from Calibration Curve at 60 cm (g/g)
  • Field13: Soil Moisture Meter Reading at 90 cm
  • Field14: Soil Water Content from Calibration Curve at 90 cm (g/g)
  • Field15: Sensor Installation Year and Month (YYYYMM)

Field 6 is required.

Examples:

At soil moisture site number two on May 15, 1999 at 5:10 UT, readings were taken with a soil moisture meter using Watermark sensors. The soil was not saturated. Readings were taken for soil sensors at 10, 30, 60, and 90 cm depths. The readings were 100, 70, 65, and 60, respectively. From the calibration curve, these correspond to soil water contents of 0.35, 0.14, 0.12, and 0.10.

SMSB ZZZZ1234 2 199905150510 N W 100 0.35 70 0.14 65 0.12 60 0.10 199509

At soil moisture site number one on April 10, 1997 at 14:10 UT, readings were taken with a soil moisture meter using gypsum blocks. The soil was saturated. Readings were taken at the 10 cm depth. The reading was 112, corresponding to a soil water content of 0.53.

SMSB ZZZZ1234 1 199704101410 Y G 112 0.53 X X X X X X 199509

 

Soil Temperature (ST):

  • Field1: ST
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID (SMS-dd or ATM-dd)  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Sample Number ( 1-11 )
  • Field6: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Intended Usage ( DA=Weekly / Daily Average, DI=Diurnal / Seasonal, B=Both, X=Placeholder for Unused Field )
  • Field7: Temperature at 5 cm (degrees C)
  • Field8: Temperature at 10 cm (degrees C)
  • Field9: Soil Thermometer (DG=Digital Soil, DL=Dial Soil, O=Other, Soil or Air, DS=Digital Single-Day, DM=Digital Multi-Day, D=Davis, H=HOBO, N=None, U=Unknown)
  • Field10: [IGNORED-NO LONGER USED] Rain within last 24 hours (Y=Yes, N=No, X=Placeholder for Unused Field)

Fields 5, 6, 9 and 10 are required.

Examples:

At soil moisture site number three on December 1, 1999, with a local solar noon value of 6:40 UT, beginning at 6:34 UT, soil temperature was measured three times. The first temperature was 16.2 degrees Celsius at 5 centimeters and 14.5 degrees at 10 centimeters. For the second reading, taken at 6:45, the temperature was 17.9 degrees Celsius at 5 centimeters and 14.8 degrees at 10 centimeters. On the third reading, on 6:54 UT, the temperature at 5 cm was 16.5 degrees Celsius and at 10 cm was14.0 degrees. A digital thermometer was used. It had rained within the previous 24 hours. These measurements were taken within twenty minutes of each other because they were meant to be taken as a weekly measurement.

ST ZZZZ1234 SMS-03 199912010630 1 DA 16.2 14.5 DG Y ST ZZZZ1234 SMS-03 199912010650 2 DA 17.9 14.8 DG Y ST ZZZZ1234 SMS-03 199912010650 3 DA 16.5 14.0 DG Y

At atmospheric site number one on December 12, 1999 on 17:22 UT, soil temperature was measured at 16.8 degrees Celsius at 5 centimeters deep. A dial thermometer was used. It had not rained within the previous 24 hours. This was part of a seasonal/diurnal measurement.

ST ZZZZ1234 ATM-01 199912121720 1 DI 16.8 X DL N

 

Soil Infiltration (SF) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: SF
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID (SMS-dd or SCS-dd)
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Sample Number (1-3)
  • Field6: Measurement Number (1-9)
  • Field7: Diameter of Inner Ring (centimeters)
  • Field8: Diameter of Outer Ring (centimeters)
  • Field9: Mass of Wet Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field10: Mass of Dry Soil and Container (grams)
  • Field11: Mass of Empty Container (grams)
  • Field12: Heights above ground level: Upper mark (millimeters)
  • Field13: Heights above ground level: Lower mark (millimeters)
  • Field14: Water Level Change Start Time (HHMMSS)
  • Field15: Water Level Change End Time (HHMMSS)

Fields 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, and 15 are required.

Examples:

At soil moisture site number three on December 1, 1999 at 6:26 UT, soil infiltration was measured. For sample two, measurement one, the diameter of the inner and outer rings were 44 and 50 centimeters respectively. The mass of the saturated soil when wet was 400 grams with the container, the mass of dry soil and the container was 320 grams, and the mass of the empty container was 25 grams. The upper mark was at 224 millimeters and the lower mark was at 186 millimeters. The water level change start time was 0 hours, 1 minute, and 32 seconds. The water level end time was 0 hours, 16 minutes, and 3 seconds.

SF ZZZZ1234 SMS-03 199912010626 2 1 44 50 400 320 25 224 186 000132 001603

At soil characterization site number four on December 2, 1999 at 6:14 UT, soil infiltration was measured. For measurement nine of sample one, the diameter of the inner ring was 41 centimeters, and the diameter of the outer ring was 46 centimeters. The saturated soil water content below the rings at the end of the experiment was not measured. The upper mark was at 224 millimeters and the lower mark was at 200 millimeters. The water level change start time was 12 hours, 22 minutes, and 19 seconds. The water level end time was 12 hours, 24 minutes, and 20 seconds.

SF ZZZZ1234 SCS-04 199912020614 1 9 41 46 X X X 224 200 122219 122420

Soil Particle Density (SPD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that you need to have defined a soil horizon before data can be reported for a soil horizon. This is done using an (SCH) record defined above.
  • Field1: SPD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day Soil is Mixed with Water (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Horizon Number
  • Field6: How has the Soil Been Stored ( B=Bag, C=Container, O=Other)
  • Field7: Mass of Empty Flask, sample #1 (g)
  • Field8: Mass of Soil + Flask, sample #1 (g)
  • Field9: Water Temperature, sample #1 (degrees C)
  • Field10: Mass of Water + Soil + Flask, sample #1 (g)
  • Field11: Mass of Empty Flask, sample #2 (g)
  • Field12: Mass of Soil + Flask, sample #2 (g)
  • Field13: Water Temperature, sample #2 (degrees C)
  • Field14: Mass of Water + Soil + Flask, sample #2 (g)
  • Field15: Mass of Empty Flask, sample #3 (g)
  • Field16: Mass of Soil + Flask, sample #3 (g)
  • Field17: Water Temperature, sample #3 (degrees C)
  • Field18: Mass of Water + Soil + Flask, sample #3 (g)

Field 5 and Fields 7 through 10 are required.

 

Example:

On December 1, 2002 a sample of soil from soil characterization site number, horizon number 1, one was analysed. For sample #1 the mass of the empty flask was 200 grams, the mass of the flask and soil was 300 grams, the temperature of the water was 12 degrees C, and the mass of the water and soil and flask was 400 grams. The soil was stored in an air tight container. Unfortunately, only one sample was analysed, which the class noted in the comments area after the completed record.

SPD ZZZZ1234 1 20021201 1 C 200 300 12 400 X X X X X X X X We were only able to do one sample

 

Davis Soil Data (DAVSD):

The automated Davis soil moisture/temperature stations should be configured to output values in the following format.

  • Field1: DAVSD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number ( ATM-dd or SMS-dd, i.e. ATM-01 )  -OR-  SITE_ID:12345 format (refer to "General Format for Measurements") 
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Air Temperature (degrees Celsius or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field6: Soil Temperature at a depth of 5 cm (degrees Celsius or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field7: Soil Temperature at a depth of 10 cm (degrees Celsius or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field8: Soil Temperature at a depth of 50 cm (degrees Celsius or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field9: Soil Moisture reading at a depth of 10 cm ( 0-200 or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field10: Soil Moisture reading at a depth of 30 cm ( 0-200 or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field11: Soil Moisture reading at a depth of 60 cm ( 0-200 or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field12: Soil Moisture reading at a depth of 90 cm ( 0-200 or "M" for suspect data )

No fields are required.

Example:

Using a Davis soil extension installed at atmosphere site number three on July 1, 2000 at 16:30 UT, a school recorded a current air temperature of 30 degrees Celsius and the following soil temperatures: 20 degrees Celsius at a depth of 5cm, 18 degrees Celsius at a depth of 10cm, and a temperature of 17 degrees Celsius at a 50cm depth. The corresponding soil moisture readings at depths of 10, 30, 60, and 90 cm were 32, 144, 48 and 60, respectively

 

DAVSD ZZZZ1234 ATM-03 200007011630 30 20 18 17 32 144 48 60

 

 

Weather View Air Data (WVIEW) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

You need to define your Site's metadata to indicate you have a weather station type that is compatible with WeatherView before you can submit your data. With email data entry, you can do that by submitting an (ATSSM) record first, before any WVIEW records can be accepted.

The automated Ambient instrument should be configured to output values in the following format.

  • Field1: WVIEW
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Type and Number (i.e. ATM-01) (Currently, only defined Atmosphere Sites accepted) ( XXX-dd )
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Temperature (degrees Celsius)
  • Field6: Relative Humidity ( % or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field7: Average Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field8: Average Wind Direction ( up to a 3 level compass direction e.g. N or NNE or NE or "M" for suspect data. )
  • Field9: Maximum Wind Speed ( meters/second or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field10: Maximum Wind Direction ( compass direction or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field11: Wind Run ( kilometers or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field12: Rainfall ( millimeters or "M" for suspect data)
  • Field13: Rainfall Rate ( millimeters per hour or "M" for suspect data )
  • Field14: Station Pressure ( mbar or "M" for suspect data )

Examples:

 

WVIEW ZZUSTEST ATM-04 200302010815 1.4 93 0.4 NE 3.1 ENE 42 0.0 0.0 1006.5 WVIEW ZZUSTEST ATM-04 200302010830 1.5 93 0.4 NE 2.7 NE 42 0.0 0.0 1006.3 WVIEW ZZUSTEST ATM-04 200302010845 1.5 93 0.0 ENE 1.3 N 0 0.0 0.0 1006.0

 

Phenology Bud Burst (PH**):

The Phenology Budburst protocol is divided into two sections: Phenology Tree Definition (PHTD) and Phenology Tree Bud Burst (PHBB). A Phenology Tree Definition (PHTD) record must be submitted first before a (PHBB) record can be submitted.

Phenology Tree Definition (PHTD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: PHTD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Tree Number ( 1 - 4 )
  • Field6: Full Genus name
  • Field7: Full Species name
  • Field8: Are the trees or shrubs in the Understory ( Y=Yes, N=No )
  • Field9: Are there more than one dominant species ( Y=Yes, N=No )

Field 5 is required. Replace any spaces in the Genus and species names with underscores ( _ ). For example, species "P. Mill." would need to be written "P._Mill.", or Genus "lophochloa cristata" would need to be written "lophochloa_cristata". Though the case of the letter's isn't important, the spelling needs to be exact.

Example:

After identifying their phenology study site number 1, on June 1, 2000, a tree was identified as genus TILIA, but it's species was unknown. The tree is in the Understory and there is only one dominant species.

PHTD ZZZZ1234 1 20000601 1 TILIA X Y N

Phenology Budburst (PHBB) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: PHBB
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Budburst ( UT ) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Tree Number
  • Field6: Day of Previous Observation prior to Bud Burst.
  • Field7: Branch ID ( A one character letter - A,B,C,D... )

All fields are required.

Example:

On February 2, 2000, Carlos visited site number 2 and noticed that tree 1 had not yet bloomed on branch "A" or on branch "B". When he returned a week later, on February 9, he noticed branch "A" had bloomed, but not branch "B". A week later he noted that branch "B" had indeed bloomed also.

PHBB ZZZZ1234 2 20000209 1 20000202 A PHBB ZZZZ1234 2 20000216 1 20000209 B

 

Phenology: Green Up / Green Down:

The Green Up Green Down protocol is divided into three sections: Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) Green Up (GU), and Green Down (GD). A Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) record must be submitted first before either a (GU) or (GD) record can be accepted.

Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can create a tree definition, you must have already defined the study site by reporting an SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.
  • Field1: GUDTD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day data was collected (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: The Type of plant ( T=Tree, S=Shrub, G=Grass )
  • Field6: The plant's full Genus name.
  • Field7: The plant's full Species name. ( For a grass, mark this field with an X for missing )

No fields are required. Replace any spaces in the Genus and species names with underscores ( _ ). For example, species "P. Mill." would need to be written "P._Mill.", or Genus "lophochloa cristata" would need to be written "lophochloa_cristata". Though the case of the letter's isn't important, the spelling needs to be exact.

Example:

To define a tree on his Green Up/Down study site, Ravi reports a tree with a Genus and species of Acoelorrhaphe Wrightii. Ravi has already defined the location of this tree when he sent in a Site Location (SL) record a day earlier. He now wishes to report information about the tree itself.

GUDTD ZZZZ1234 1 20020210 T Acoelorrhaphe Wrightii

Two days later Sophia wishes to study a different plant. She has picked out a specific grass square for study. To send data about this grass square she defines another Green Up/Green Down site by reporting the square's location with a Site Location (SL) record. A day later she then reports the type of plant she is studying, but unfortunately, Sophia doesn't know the Genus and species of this particular grass. Later in the year, if she wishes, she may add information about her Green Up/Down study site by submitting a GUDSSM record.

GUDTD ZZZZ1234 2 20020213 G X X

Phenology Green Up (GU) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can report Green Up data, you must have already defined the study site by reporting both a Site Location (SL) record and a Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) record, the formats of which are defined above under the Site Location and Green Up/Down Tree Definition headings.
  • Field1: GU
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Type of plant ( G = Grass, T = Tree, S = Shrub )
  • Field6: Leaf ID ( a number 1 to 4 )
  • Field7: Dependent on the value of Field 5
    • If Field 5 is "G", then Leaf Length (mm), or L=Lost, or N=No Shoot
    • If Field 5 is either "T" or "S", then Leaf Length (mm), or L=Lost, or B=Bud Burst, or S=Swelling, or D=Dormant )

     

All fields are required.

Examples:

Ricardo made an observation of his first Green Up site, which was defined as a grass, on April 1st, 2002, at 10:10 UT. He observed that the leaf length was 10 millimeters long. He made his observation on grass blade #1.

GU ZZZZ1234 1 200204011010 G 1 10.0

Meizheng made an observation of her second defined Green Up site, which was a tree, at the same time Ricardo did. She observed that the leaf was a bursting bud. Meizheng is reporting an observation on leaf #2. He adds some of his comments too.

GU ZZZZ1234 2 200204011010 T 2 B It was an unusually warm day.

Phenology Green Down (GD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can report Green Down data, you must have already defined the study site by reporting both a Site Location (SL) record and a Green Up/Down Tree Definition (GUDTD) record, the formats of which are defined above under the Site Location and Green Up/Down Tree Definition headings.
  • Field1: GD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of measurement (UT)( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Leaf ID ( a number 1 to 4 )
  • Field6: State of Leaf ( C=Color, F=Fallen, S=Snow covered )
  • Field7: Dependent on the value of Field 6 above:
    • If Field 6 is "C", then this field is the Color code.
    • If Field 6 is "F" or "S", then this Field must be set to "X"

     

All fields are required.

Examples:

Pierre made an observation of his first Green Down site on April 1st, 2002, at 10:10 UT. He observed that the leaf's color was 5G:7/4

GD ZZZZ1234 1 20020401 C 5G:7/4

Meizheng made an observation of her second defined Green Down site at the same time Ricardo did. She observed that the leaf had fallen.

GD ZZZZ1234 2 20020401 F X

 

Phenological Gardens (PG) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that prior to submitting data from your Phenological Gardens study site, you will need to submit a (PGSSM) record and identify which plants exist at your study site.

  • Field1: PG
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Year of Observation ( YYYY )
  • Field5: Shrub Type ( WHJ=Witch Hazel Jelana, SD=Snowdrops, MO=Mock-Orange, HA=Heather Allegro, HLW=Heather Long White, WHG=Witch Hazel Genuine, LI=Lilac, FO=Forsythia )
  • Field6: Beginning of Flowering Date ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field7: General Flowering Date ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field8: End of Flowering Date ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field9: Beginning of Leaf Unfolding Date. ( Asked for with Lilac and Forsythia Shrubs, otherwise report as Missing ) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field10: Full Leaf Date ( Asked for with Lilac and Forsythia Shrubs, otherwise report as Missing ) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field11: Height of Shrub ( Report as Missing for Snowdrop Shrubs ) ( cm )

Field 5 is required

Example:

For the year of 2003, at Phenological Gardens study site #2, a school observed their Lilac shrub started flowering April 3rd, had general flowering April 15th, and ended flowering April 28th. Unfortunately they did not record when the leafs began unfolding, but did record the full leaf date of April 2nd. The height of the Lilac bush was 205 centimeters.

PG ZZZZ1234 2 2003 LI 20030403 20030415 20030428 X 20030402 205

For the same year and site, their Witch Hazel Jelana shrub started flowering May 1st, had general flowering May 7th, and ended flowering May 17th. There are no leaf dates recorded for Witch Hazel, so those dates are marked as missing. It measured 95 centimeters that autumn.

PG ZZZZ1234 2 2003 WHJ 20030501 20030507 20030517 X X 95 We had a very wet spring

Phenological Gardens Metadata (PGMD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can report Metadata on your Phenological Gardens observations first need to report your Phenological Garden observations using a (PG) record.

  • Field1: PGMD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Year of Observation ( YYYY )
  • Field5: Shrub Type ( WHJ=Witch Hazel Jelana, SD=Snowdrops, MO=Mock-Orange, HA=Heather Allegro, HLW=Heather Long White, WHG=Witch Hazel Genuine, LI=Lilac, FO=Forsythia )
  • Field6: Type of Metadata ( F=Plant Fertilizer data, W=Watered Plants data, P=Pruned data, C=General Comments )
  • Field7: Metadata ( Unformated text )

Fields 5 and 6 are required.

Lilac Leaf and Bloom (LI**):

The Lilac protocol is divided into four sections: Bush Definition (LIBD), Bush's Leaf observation (LIBL), Bush's Bloom observation (LIBB), and Bush's End of Bloom observation (LIBE). A Bush Definition (LIBD) record must be submitted first before either a (LIBL) or (LIBE) record can be submitted.

Lilac Bush Definition (LIBD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:
  • Field1: LIBD
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day Bush was Planted (UT)
  • Field5: Bush Number
  • Field6: Clonal or Common ( CL=Clonal, CO=Common )
  • Field7: Height of Bush when Planted ( centimeters )

All fields are required.

Example:

Julie planted a Clonal Lilac Bush, which measured 34 centimeters high, on September 7th, 2000, at Lilac Site number one.

LIBD ZZZZ1234 1 20000907 1 CO 34

Lilac Bush and Leaf (LIBL) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: LIBL
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Bush Number
  • Field5: Date First Leaf Observed
  • Field6: Date of Last Observation before First Leaf Observed
  • Field7: Date of Full Leaf ( or 95% Leafed )
  • Field8: Date of Last Observation before Full Leaf Observation

All fields are required.

Example:

At site number one, bush number two did not have any leaves on April 12th, but the next time it was checked, on April 23, it had leaves. On April 26th it showed its first blossom ( to be reported with the LIBB identifier ), but was not fully leafed. At the next observation, made on May 2nd, the bush was fully leafed. Both the site and the bush had been defined previously using the SL and LIBD protocol codes.

LIBL ZZZZ1234 1 2 20000423 20000412 20000502 20000426

Lilac Bush Bloom (LIBB) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: LIBB
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Bush Number
  • Field5: Day First Blossom Observed
  • Field6: Day of Last Observation before First Blossom Observed
  • Field7: Day of Full Blossom ( or 95% of flower clusters open )
  • Field8: Day of Last Observation before Full Blossom Observation

All field values are required.

Example:

 

As mentioned above, bush number 2 on the Lilac site number 1 showed its first blossom April 26th, and did not show any blossoms April 23rd. On May 2nd it was checked again when it was found to be fully leafed, but not fully blossomed. Bush number 1 was not fully blossomed the next time it was checked, which was on May 7. The next time an observation was made bush number 1 was found to be fully blossomed, on May 11th.

LIBB ZZZZ1234 1 2 20000426 20000423 20000511 20000507

Lilac Bush End of Bloom (LIBE) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: LIBE
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Bush Number
  • Field5: Day of End of Bloom
  • Field6: Day of Last Observation before End of Bloom

All field values are required.

Example:

On site number two, bush number one was observed to have it's End of Bloom date on June 1st, 2000, after having last been seen to still be blooming on May 27th.

LIBE ZZZZ1234 2 1 20000601 20000527

Hummingbird (HB**):

The Hummingbird protocol is divided into five sections: Hummingbird Flower Definition (HBFD), Hummingbird Sighting (HBS), Hummingbird Flower visits (HBFL), Hummingbird Feeder visits (HBFE), Hummingbird Flower vs Feeder visits (HBFF), and Hummingbird Species Visits (HBSP). You must first have defined and reported the location of your Hummingbird Site before reporting any observations. With Email Data Entry, you can do this by submitting an ( SL) record. We must also know more about the site than just it's location. In particular we will need to know if the site has any feeders, or flowers, or nests. To report this with Email Data Entry, please submit an (HBSSM) report.

Hummingbird Flower Definition (HBFD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

The purpose of this record is to define the flowers at your site. You must define the flowers at your site before you can report any Hummingbird (flower) Species (HBSP) visits.

  • Field1: HBFD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Flower Identification Number ( a one or two digit number )
  • Field6: Genus
  • Field7: Species
  • Field8: Common Name
  • Field9: Flower exists ( Y, N )

Fields 5 and 8 are required. Replace any spaces in the Genus or species or common names with underscores "_ ". For example, species "x cultorum" would need to be written "x_cultorum", or common name "Little Plum" would need to be written as "Little_Plum".

Examples:

At Hummingbird Study Site number 1, a flower assigned to the protocol which had the wonderful common name of "Globeflower", in the Genus Trollius, species chinensis. Another flower, Genus Thalictrum, species flavum glaucum, with the common name of Meadow Rue, was the second flower to be assigned to the protocol. This was done on April 1st, 2002.

HBFD ZZZZ1234 1 20020401 1 Trollius chinenis Globeflower Y HBFD ZZZZ1234 1 20020401 2 Thalictrum flavum_glaucum Meadow_Rue Y

Later, on June 1st, 2002, it is noticed that the Meadow Rue flower has died. To report this to GLOBE, the following record is sent. Please note that you do not have to report the Genus or species of the flower, but the Flower Identification Number needs to be correct.

HBFD ZZZZ1234 1 20020601 2 X X X N

Hummingbird Sighting (HBS) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: HBS
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Observation Number ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Start Time (UT) ( HHmm )
  • Field7: End Time (UT) ( HHmm )
  • Field8: Number of Adult Male Sightings (full red throat)
  • Field9: Number of Adult Male Sightings (red throat but perhaps juvenile)
  • Field10: Number of Adult Female Sightings (white throat)
  • Field11: Number of Undetermined Sex and Age Sightings (white throat)
  • Field12: Number of Undetermined Sex and Age Sightings (throat not observed)
  • Field13: Number of Young Male Sightings (streaked with green, black, or red)

Fields 5, 6 and 7 are required.

Hummingbird Flower visits (HBFL) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can tell us of the Hummingbird Sightings, you need to tell us about your Hummingbird Site by submitting a Hummingbird Study Site Metadata ( HBSSM ) record, so that we know if you have a Feeder or Flowers or a Nest at your site.

  • Field1: HBFL
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Observation Number ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Start Time ( HHmm )
  • Field7: End Time ( HHmm )
  • Field8: Number of Adult Male visits
  • Field9: Number of Probable Adult Male visits
  • Field10: Number of Female (white throat) visits
  • Field11: Number of Undetermined (white throat) visits
  • Field12: Number of Undetermined (throat not observed) visits
  • Field13: Number of Young Male (throat streaked) visits

Field5 is required

Hummingbird Flower vs. Feeder visits (HBFF) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can tell us of the Hummingbird Sightings, you need to tell us about your Hummingbird Site by submitting a Hummingbird Study Site Metadata ( HBSSM ) record, so that we know if you have a Feeder or Flowers or a Nest at your site.

  • Field1: HBFF
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Observation Number ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Start Time ( HHmm )
  • Field7: End Time ( HHmm )
  • Field8: Number of Adult Male Feeder visits (red throat)
  • Field9: Number of Adult Male Flower visits (red throat)
  • Field10: Number of Perhaps Adult Male Feeder visits (red throat)
  • Field11: Number of Perhaps Adult Male Flower visits (red throat)
  • Field12: Number of Adult Female Feeder visits (white throat)
  • Field13: Number of Adult Female Flower visits (white throat)
  • Field14: Number of Undetermined Feeder visits (white throat)
  • Field15: Number of Undetermined Flower visits (white throat)
  • Field16: Number of Undetermined Feeder visits (throat not seen)
  • Field17: Number of Undetermined Flower visits (throat not seen)
  • Field18: Number of Young Male Feeder visits (throat streaked)
  • Field19: Number of Young Male Flower visits (throat streaked)

Field5 is required

Hummingbird Species Visits (HBSP) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note: you need to tell us about the flowers that the hummingbirds are visiting before you can submit species visit reports. Please submit the appropriate Hummingbird Flower Definition ( HBFD ) report before submitting an HBSP report.

 

  • Field1: HBSP
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Observation Number ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Flower Identification Number ( which you previously defined in a Flower Definition (HBFD) record )
  • Field7: Start Time ( HHmm )
  • Field8: End Time ( HHmm )
  • Field9: Number of Adult Male visits to this flower
  • Field10: Number of Probable Adult Male visits to this flower
  • Field11: Number of Female (white throat) visits to this flower
  • Field12: Number of Undetermined (white throat) visits to this flower
  • Field13: Number of Undetermined (throat not observed) visits to this flower
  • Field14: Number of Young Male (throat streaked) visits to this flower

Field5 and Field 6 are required

Hummingbird Feeder visits (HBFE) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please note that before you can tell us of the Hummingbird Sightings, you need to tell us about your Hummingbird Site by submitting a Hummingbird Study Site Metadata ( HBSSM ) record, so that we know if you have any Feeders, Flowers or Nests at your site.

  • Field1: HBFE
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) ( YYYYMMDD )
  • Field5: Observation Number ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Start Time ( HHmm )
  • Field7: End Time ( HHmm )
  • Field8: Number of Adult Male visits
  • Field9: Number of Probable Adult Male visits
  • Field10: Number of Female (white throat) visits
  • Field11: Number of Undetermined (white throat) visits
  • Field12: Number of Undetermined (throat not observed) visits
  • Field13: Number of Young Male (throat streaked) visits

Field5 is required

Hummingbird Nesting Report (HBN) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: HBN
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Year of observation (UT)( YYYY )
  • Field5: Egg clutch ( usually 1 )
  • Field6: Start of nest construction Day ( MMDD )
  • Field7: End of nest construction Day ( MMDD )
  • Field8: First sighting of adult female on nest Day ( MMDD )
  • Field9: Laying of first egg Day ( MMDD )
  • Field10: Laying of second egg Day ( MMDD )
  • Field11: First egg hatched Day ( MMDD )
  • Field12: Second egg hatched Day ( MMDD )
  • Field13: When first nestling leaves the nest Day ( MMDD )
  • Field14: When second nestling leaves the nest Day ( MMDD )
  • Field15: Last sighting of adult female Day ( MMDD )
  • Field16: Number of eggs laid ( 0, 1, or 2 )
  • Field17: Number of eggs that didn't hatch ( 0, 1, or 2 )
  • Field18: Number of nestlings that survived ( 0, 1, or 2 )
Field 5 is required.

 

 

Seaweed Reproductive Phenology (SEAWD) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

Please remember that before you can report information from a seaweed site, you must have already defined the site, either on the Web or by reporting a SL record, the format of which is defined above under the Site Location (SL) heading.
  • Field1: SEAWD
  • Field2: SchoolID
  • Field3: Site Number
  • Field4: Day of Measurement. (UT) ( YYYYMMDDHHmm )
  • Field5: Genus and Species:
    • AN = Asophyllum nodosum
    • FD = Fucus disticus
    • FSE = Fucus serratus
    • FSP = Fucus spiralus
    • FV = Fucus vesiculosus
    • PC = Pelvetica canaliculata
    • Note: If the genus/species is not in the list above, write them with
      a "/" between them, no spaces. e.g. "Fucus/spiralus".
  • Field6: Time of Low Tide (UT) (HHmm)
  • Field7: Number of receptacles in stage 1
  • Field8: Number of receptacles in stage 2
  • Field9: Number of receptacles in stage 3
  • Field10: Number of receptacles in stage 4
  • Field11: Number of receptacles in stage 5
  • Field12: Total Number of receptacles in the 5 stages
  • Field13: Percentage of receptables in stage
  • Field14: Percentage of receptables in stage
  • Field15: Percentage of receptables in stage
  • Field16: Percentage of receptables in stage
  • Field17: Percentage of receptables in stage
  • Field18: Total Percentage of the 5 receptables
Field 5 is required.

 

 

Biology (BI**):

The Biology protocol is divided into five sections: Genus and Species (BIGS), Dominant Vegetation Measurements (BIDV), Codominant Vegetation Measurements (BICV), Grass Measurements (BIGR), Canopy and Ground Cover (BIC).

Biology Genus and Species (BIGS) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: BIGS
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID
  • Field4: Date and Time of Measurement (UT)
  • Field5: Full Genus name of Dominant Vegetation
  • Field6: Full Species name of Dominant Vegetation
  • Field7: Full Genus name of Codominant Vegetation
  • Field8: Full Species name of Codominant Vegetation

Fields 5 and 6 are required. Replace any spaces in the species name with underscores ( _ ). For example, species "P. Mill." would need to be written "P._Mill.", or species "sieb. & zucc." would need to be written "sieb._&_zucc.".

Examples:

At biology/landcover site three on April 30, 2007 at 6:18 UT, the dominant vegetation was observed to be Alnus glutinosa, and the codominant vegetation was observed to be Betula pendula.

BIGS ZZZZ1234 LCS-03 20070430 alnus glutinosa betula pendula

At biology/landcover site number four on April 30, 2010 at 6:18 UT, the dominant vegetation was observed to be grass and the codominant species was observed to be Liriodendron Tulipifera.

BIGS ZZZZ1234 BIO-04 20100430 X X LIRIODENDRON TULIPIFERA

Note: Land cover sites defined before 2004 might have identifiers starting with BIO, LCN, or LCL as above.

Biology Dominant Vegetation (BIDV) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: BIDV
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT)(YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Tree #1 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field6: Tree #1 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field7: Tree #1 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field8: Tree #1 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field9: Tree #2 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field10: Tree #2 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field11: Tree #2 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field12: Tree #2 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field13: Tree #3 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field14: Tree #3 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field15: Tree #3 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field16: Tree #3 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field17: Tree #4 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field18: Tree #4 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field19: Tree #4 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field20: Tree #4 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field21: Tree #5 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field22: Tree #5 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field23: Tree #5 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field24: Tree #5 Circumference (centimeters)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At biology site three on December 1, 2011, the height and circumference of 3 of the dominant trees was taken. Note that 3 samples of the height for each of these trees needs to be reported for the record to be accepted. Tree #1 had height sample values of 10, 11 and 12 meters, and a circumference of 45 cm. Tree #2 had height sample values of 17, 17 and 15 with a circumference of 62 cm. Tree #3 had height estimates of 9, 12 and 10 meters, and was 35 cm round. There were no other dominate trees on this site, so the values for the last 2 trees needed to be marked as missing.

BIDV ZZZZ1234 LCS-03 20111201 10 11 12 45 17 17 15 62 9 12 10 35 X X X X X X X X It's sparse land. We only had 3 dominate trees.

Note: Land cover sites defined before 2004 might have identifiers starting with BIO, LCN, or LCL.

Biology Codominant Vegetation (BICV) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: BICV
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT)(YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Tree #1 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field6: Tree #1 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field7: Tree #1 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field8: Tree #1 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field9: Tree #2 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field10: Tree #2 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field11: Tree #2 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field12: Tree #2 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field13: Tree #3 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field14: Tree #3 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field15: Tree #3 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field16: Tree #3 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field17: Tree #4 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field18: Tree #4 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field19: Tree #4 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field20: Tree #4 Circumference (centimeters)
  • Field21: Tree #5 sample 1 Height (meters)
  • Field22: Tree #5 sample 2 Height (meters)
  • Field23: Tree #5 sample 3 Height (meters)
  • Field24: Tree #5 Circumference (centimeters)

No fields are required.

Examples:

At biology site one on December 1, 2003, the height and circumference of 3 of the codominant trees was taken. Note that 3 samples of the height for each of these trees needs to be reported for the record to be accepted. Tree #1 had height sample values of 10, 11 and 12 meters, and a circumference of 45 cm. Tree #2 had height sample values of 17, 17 and 15 with a circumference of 62 cm. Tree #3 had height estimates of 9, 12 and 10 meters, and was 35 cm round. There were no other codominate trees on this site, so the values for the last 2 trees needed to be marked as missing.

BICV ZZZZ1234 LCS-01 20031201 10 11 12 45 17 17 15 62 9 12 10 35 X X X X X X X X It's sparse land. We only had 3 codominate trees.

Note: Land cover sites defined before 2004 might have identifiers starting with BIO, LCN, or LCL as above.

Biology Graminoid (BIGR) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: BIGR
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Sample 1 - The Green Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field6: Sample 1 - Mass of the Green Biomass Bag above (grams)
  • Field7: Sample 1 - The Brown Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field8: Sample 1 - Mass of the Brown Biomass Bag above (grams)
  • Field9: Sample 2 - The Green Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field10: Sample 2 - Mass of the Green Biomass Bag above (grams)
  • Field11: Sample 2 - The Brown Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field12: Sample 2 - Mass of the Brown Biomass Bag above (grams)
  • Field13: Sample 3 - The Green Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field14: Sample 3 - Mass of the Green Biomass Bag above (grams)
  • Field15: Sample 3 - The Brown Biomass + the Mass of the Bag (grams)
  • Field16: Sample 3 - Mass of the Brown Biomass Bag above (grams)

Example:

After having a student define two 1 square meter plots on their Biology study site number 1, Hans dried the collected green biomass, and the biomas and bag weighed 28 grams. The bag by itself weighed 3 grams. The collected brown biomass and bag weighed 18 grams, with the brown biomass bag by itself weighing 4.5 grams. For the second sample, in a bag that weighed 3 grams, the green biomass and bag weighed 50.5 grams, and the brown biomass and bag weighed 23 grams. The bag itself weighed 5 grams. A third sample was not taken.

BIGR ZZZZ1234 LCS-01 20090401 28 3 18 4.5 50.5 3 23 5 X X X X

Note: Land cover sites defined before 2004 might have identifiers starting with BIO, LCN, or LCL instead of LCS.

Biology Canopy and Ground Cover (BIC) [NOT CURRENTLY SUPPORTED]:

  • Field1: BIC
  • Field2: School ID
  • Field3: Site ID
  • Field4: Day of Measurement (UT) (YYYYMMDD)
  • Field5: Canopy Cover total tree "T" observations
  • Field6: Canopy Cover total Shrub "SB" observations
  • Field7: Canopy Cover total "-" observations
  • Field8: Canopy Type total Evergreen observations
  • Field9: Canopy Type total Deciduous observations
  • Field10: Ground Cover total "green" observations
  • Field11: Ground Cover total "brown" observations
  • Field12: Ground Cover total "-" observations
  • Field13: Ground Vegetation Type total Graminoid "GD" observations
  • Field14: Ground Vegetation Type total Forb "FB" observations
  • Field15: Ground Vegetation Type total Other Green "OG" observations
  • Field16: Ground Vegetation Type total Shrub "SB" observations
  • Field17: Ground Vegetation Type total Dwarf Shrub "DS" observations
  • Field18: Shrub Cover total "+" observations
  • Field19: Shrub Cover Total Observations
  • Field20: Dwarf Shrub Cover total "+" Observations
  • Field21: Dwarf Shrub Cover total Observations

No fields are required.

Example:

At biology site number three on April 30, 2010, canopy and ground cover measurements were made. For canopy cover, the students recorded a total of 30 "+" and 40 "-" observations. The 30 "+" observations were divided almost equally between Tree and Shrub, 14 Tree and 16 Shrub. The Canopy Type observations were 25 for Deciduous and 5 for Evergreen. For ground cover, the students recorded 22 "green", 37 "brown", and 11 "-". There were 5 Graminoid, 6 Forb, 7 OG observations, 4 Shrub and no Dwarf Shrub observations. There were 6 observations were the tallest vegetation was a Shrub Cover and no observations where a Dwarf Shrub was the tallest cover.

BIC ZZZZ1234 LCS-03 20100430 15 15 40 5 25 22 37 11 5 6 7 4 0 1 70 0 70

Note: Land cover sites defined before 2004 might have identifiers starting with BIO, LCN, or LCL instead of LCS.

 

 

How to send GLOBE data via email:

Example:

TO: DATA@GLOBE.GOV

SUBJECT: DATA

//AA ATM ZZZZ1234 01 200210281254 17.0 20.5 11.0 PR ZZZZ1234 1 200403041256 0 1 X X PS ZZZZ1234 1 200403241212 2 17 14.5 16 1 5.7 27 23 24 3 5.8 M SWCAL ZZZZ1234 1 200210281223 19.0 9.1 L X X X X 1.8 H SWTS ZZZZ1234 1 200210281216 S 5.2 5.0 2.2 X 5.3 5.0 2.2 X 5.2 4.9 2.2 X SWTT ZZZZ1234 1 200210281032 C 90 N 91 N 90 N SWP ZZZZ1234 1 200203071210 M 34 6.2 43 6.5 X X 110 SWT ZZZZ1234 1 200203071210 N 4.0 5 X SWDO ZZZZ1234 1 200306041240 8.1 8.2 8.0 SWA ZZZZ1234 1 200211141200 32 17 170 X 19 180 X X X X SWC ZZZZ1234 1 200211140100 20 132 123 X 500 SWS ZZZZ1234 1 200211270100 1830 L 1045 H X X X 28.6 X X X 28.65 X X X 29.0 SWN ZZZZ1234 1 200307281220 8.0 0.3 X X X X SCH ZZZZ1234 1 200101030312 1 0 37 M B 7.5R:2.5/2 N:3 FI SICL F N SLT SCBD ZZZZ1234 1 199901030314 1 1 157 X X X 400 320 25 40 30 45 SCPSH ZZZZ1234 1 200201030343 1 2 15.6 27.0 1.0390 20 1.0175 21 1.0080 19.5 SCPH ZZZZ1234 1 200101030332 2 7.0 7.1 7.0 4.8 4.9 4.8 PP SCF ZZZZ1234 1 200101030323 1 L M M L L M X X X SMGR ZZZZ1234 1 200404101220 5 1 2A D N 5 2 10 196 160 27 SMSB ZZZZ1234 1 200205150545 N WBI 10 0.03 70 .30 75 .31 65 .28 200109 ST ZZZZ1234 SMS-01 200212011745 1 DA 16.2 14.5 DG Y SF ZZZZ1234 SMS-02 200410010626 2 1 44 50 400 320 25 224 186 000132 001603 BIGS ZZZZ1234 LCS-01 20021201 alnus glutinosa betula pendula BIDV ZZZZ1234 LCS-03 20031201 10 11 12 45 17 17 15 62 9 12 10 35 X X X X X X X X BICV ZZZZ1234 LCS-03 20031201 10 11 12 45 17 17 15 62 9 12 10 35 X X X X X X X X BIGR ZZZZ1234 BIO-01 20030401 28 3 18 4.5 50.5 3 23 5 X X X X BIC ZZZZ1234 LCN-03 20041201 15 15 40 5 25 22 37 11 5 6 7 4 0 1 70 0 70 //ZZ

The GLOBE response:

GLOBE will send you an e-mail message to confirm that we received your data. This message will contain a copy of all the entries you submitted. If there is an error in any of your entries, a note right below that line will identify what the problem is. Data entries that have no errors will be put into the GLOBE database. Data entries that do have errors are not put into the database, and need to be corrected and resubmitted.

Examples:

CO ZZZZ1234 1 2000100409 C 1000000000 PR ZZZZ1234 1 2000100509 0 1 X Value = PR Error = Precipitation requires 4 data values CO ZZZZ1234 1 2000100509 C 0100000000

 

The message above indicates that the Cloud Observation protocol ( CO ) data passed without any errors being detected, however the Precipitation Rain observation ( PR ) had an error associated with it. The amount of rain, and days accumulated was entered correctly, but either the pH or the method of pH measurement field was not reported. Please remember that for all protocols there needs to be an explicit entry for each field, and each value needs to be separated by at least one space. The above Precipitation Rain record would have been correct if it had been written as:

PR ZZZZ1234 1 2000100509 0 1 X X

Below is another example of an error message you could receive:

ATM ZZZZ1234 1 1999061811 29 32 26 Value = 1 Error = * This study site has not yet been defined * We do not have a record of this Atmosphere Site (ATM-01) for your school. Please refer to the instructions for defining a Site Location below, and submit an "SL" record before reporting any data from this site.

 

Here, the error shows you where it found an error. In this case, the computer was looking at the field for the study site number, and found that there is no record of a atmosphere study site number 1 defined for this school. To correct this error, a Study Site Location ( SL ) record needs to be submitted so as to identify the study site. Please submit your study site definition and wait for the reply to verify that there were no errors before reporting any observations taken from that site. Once you have defined your study site, you do not have to resubmit any SL reports to report your observations taken from that site unless you would like to change the values of the site's definition.

If you get any errors that you do not understand, please send an e-mail message to help@globe.gov. Please try to include in your e-mail the observation and the error message you received in your response so that the help desk may have a better understanding of the problem.

Thank you very much for your data!

The GLOBE team.

( 1/2014 )

 

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