Appalachian Trail mega-transect HOBO climate and Spot location data May-November 2019

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Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mark Spangler (field work) and Falk Huettmann (compiler and data logger set up)
Publication_Date: 20200506
Title:
Appalachian Trail mega-transect HOBO climate and Spot location data May-November 2019
Edition: 1
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Description:
Abstract:
This dataset is based on a hike by co-author MS of 2,193 miles along the Appalachian Trail in the eastern United States in the summer and fall months of 2019. The trail represents a “mega-transect” along which spatially-referenced climate data was passively collected. MS carried a HOBO U23 Pro-V2 data logger at all times in an external backpack pocket. This data logger was programmed to record temperature (degrees Celsius) and relative humidity (%) at 15-minute intervals throughout the duration of the trip. Also a SPOT GEN3 satellite GPS messenger was carried which was used to record GPS coordinates (decimal latitude and longitude) approximately once per day. MS started hiking northbound from Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia on 31 May, 2019. Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine was summitted on 24 August, 2019, a sub total of 1,168 miles over 84 days. MS resumed hiking south from Harper’s Ferry on 4 September, 2019 and reached Springer Mountain, Georgia on 7 November, 2019. On the southbound portion of the trip MS covered a subtotal of 1,025 miles in 60 days. Over the entire length of the trail approximately 15 miles walked per day was averaged. The data logger consists of two sets.Climate data was recorded at all times, including when the pack was stored indoors during rest days and occasional overnight indoor lodging. This accounts for outliers in the dataset. Overall, the dataset has 131 locations for the Appalachian Trail..
Purpose:
Document Appalachian Trail climate (temperature [degrees Celisus] und Humidity [%]) data and location for a 'mega transect'.
Supplemental_Information: see data loggers of HOBO and SPOT
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Beginning_Date: 20190531
Ending_Date: 20191131
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent: Eastern U.S. Appalachian Trail
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -84.0234
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -66.0938
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 48.2247
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.9216
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Theme_Keyword: biota
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Place_Keyword: Appalachian trail
Place_Keyword: Eastern U.S.
Place_Keyword: Mountain
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Contact_Person: Falk Huettmann and Mark Spangler
Contact_Position: Professor
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 2140 N. Koyukuk Drive
City: Fairbanks
State_or_Province: Alaska
Postal_Code: 99775
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 907 474 7882
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: fhuettmann@alaska.edu
Data_Set_Credit:
Mark Spangler for field work; Falk Huettmann for set up and compiling data into a database
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Data are collected by data logger. (Data after 8 Nov is mostly off-trail, indoors, and not geo-referenced. Cut out as necessary.)
Logical_Consistency_Report: Logical and consistently collected.
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Data are complete ((Data after 8 Nov is mostly off-trail, indoors, and not geo-referenced. Cut out as necessary.))
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Data come from SPOT and from HOBO (2 sets) via MS and then got transferred by FH into digital data and MS Excel or ASCII files (Data after 8 Nov is mostly off-trail, indoors, and not geo-referenced. Cut out as necessary.)
Process_Date: 20200506
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Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
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