Climate station data from Macpès research forest in the Rimouski area, Quebec, Canada

The data are collected from three stations in the Forêt d’enseignement et de recherche de Macpès which is located about 20 km south of the city of Rimouski in Quebec, Canada. Station 1 and 2 are located in a mature forest of 50 years and station 3 is located in a logging area. Data from air temperature and humidity, wind speed and direction which are situated at 4 different heights (2-8-14-20m) are presented. The soil temperature is measured at 0.29m, 0.24m, 0.15m and 0.09m deep. The precipitation data are given in millimeter (mm). The downwelling radiation is also available. The dataset covers the 2006-2017 period. Note: The air temperature and humidity, the soil temperature, the precipitation and the downwelling radiation data are measured every 15 minutes. The direction and wind speed are measured every hour.

Data and Resources

Dataset extent

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Source http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/dpage.aspx?doi=10.5885/45318SL-F1C26EB4D6C54F3A
Version 1.2
Citation Arsenault, D., Vézina, F., Sirois L., Buffin-Bélanger T., Hétu, B. 2018. Climate station data from Macpès research forest in the Rimouski area, Quebec, Canada, v. 1.2 (2006-2017). Nordicana D20, doi: 10.5885/45318SL-F1C26EB4D6C54F3A.
Authors
  • Author Name: Dominique Arsenault
  • Author Name: François Vézina
  • Author Name: Luc Sirois
  • Author Name: Thomas Buffin-Bélanger
  • Author Name: Bernard Hétu
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2006-01-01  Temporal coverage end: 2017-12-04
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ -68.526, 48.2973 ], "type": "Point" }
Station cen-whapmagoostui-kuujuarapik-research-station
Collaborator
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Average air humidity  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Percentage  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581110
  • Variable name: Average air temperature  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581105
  • Variable name: Average downwelling radiation  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Watt per square meter  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581111
  • Variable name: Average ground temperature  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Degree Celsius  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581106
  • Variable name: Average wind direction  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Degree  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581107
  • Variable name: Average wind speed  Variable description: Average data recorded every minute for the previous period. The average is calculated by adding the measured values and then dividing the sum by the number of observations.  Variable unit: Meter per second  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581108
  • Variable name: Precipitation sample  Variable description: The resulting precipitation values is obtained by summing the measured values to the preceding values. Precipitation values correspond to the average of data recorded every minute for the previous period.  Variable unit: Millimeter  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581109
  • Variable name: Sample of the snow height  Variable description: The resulting precipitation values is obtained by summing the measured values to the preceding values. Precipitation values correspond to the average of data recorded every minute for the previous period.  Variable unit: Centimeter  Variable URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/infounitedonnees.aspx?id=581112
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2014-12-04
    Date modified 2018-01-26
    Status Public
    Publisher
    • Publisher name: Nordicana D  Publisher URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/en_index.aspx
    Provider
    • Provider name: Centre d'études Nordiques (CEN)  Provider URL: http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/
    License http://www.cen.ulaval.ca/nordicanad/en_modalite.aspx