Instruction on meteorological raw data format

Download the last version and the previous versions of the Instruction on Meteorological Raw Data Format where the characteristics of the files and required metadata are described.


The Instruction document can be cited as:
Sabbatini, S., Op de Beeck, M., & Papale, D. (2017). ICOS Ecosystem Instructions for Raw Data Format for Meteorological Measurements (Version 20180615). ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre.

Instruction document history and download

Version Changes respect to the previous
Clarified that non-ICOS variables will not be processed, but will be stored
20200522 Added how to prepare a file containing only one precipitation measurement.
20190419 Corrected an inconsistency with WTD Instructions (WTD is negative when below ground). Added that a custom code for meteo file preparation is allowed. Specified that in case of missing lines it is not mandatory to fill in them with series of missing values.
20180615 Changed the units of PA (from Pa to kPa) and SWC (from m3 m-3 to %) to be in line with international standards.
20180502 Added SW_DIF as variable.
20180419 Added SW_T_BODY as variable (used in some radiometer).
20180321 Improved explanation on the use of the H and V indexes in the variable names. Clarified the use of instrument units, when not mandatory and the units.
20171013 Changed file name structure requiring 2 digits for logger and file ID. Clarified how to submit TIMESTAMP and missing values. Clarified the header format.
20170901 Added G_SF in Table 1.
20170508 First version

doi: 10.18160/tpp4-4smp

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