Variables stored in separate files (CEOP formatted)

Name downloaded .zip file 

Data_seperate_files_startdate(YYYYMMDD)_enddate(YYYYMMDD)_userid(xxx)_randomchar(zzzz).zip 
Example: 
Data_seperate_files_20050316_20050601_720_SdfL.zip

Folder structure

  • Networkname

    • Stationname

Dataset Filename 

CSE_Network_Station_Variablename_depthfrom_depthto_startdate_enddate.ext

CSE Continental Scale Experiment (CSE) acronym, if not applicable use Networkname
Network Network abbreviation (e.g., OZNET)
Station Station name (e.g., Widgiewa)
Variablename Name of the variable in the file (e.g., Soil-Moisture)
depthfrom Depth in the ground in which the variable was observed (upper boundary)
depthto Depth in the ground in which the variable was observed (lower boundary)
startdate Date of the first dataset in the file (format YYYYMMDD)
enddate Date of the last dataset in the file (format YYYYMMDD)
ext Extension .stm (Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture Data Set see CEOP standard)

Example:

OZNET_OZNET_Widgiewa_Soil-Temperature_0.150000_0.150000_20010103_20090812.stm

File Contents

Example:

2003/12/11 00:30 2003/12/11 00:40 OZNET OZNET Widgiewa -35.09000 146.30600 121.00 0.15 0.15 28.30 U M

UTC nominal date/time yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM, where MM is 00 or 30, only
UTC actual date/time yyyy/mm/dd HH:MM
CSE Identifier Continental Scale Experiment (CSE) acronym, if not applicable use Networkname
Network Network abbreviation (e.g., OZNET)
Station Station name (e.g., Widgiewa)
Latitude Decimal degrees. South is negative.
Longitude Decimal degrees. West is negative.
Elevation Meters above sea level
Depth from Depth in the ground in which the variable was observed (upper boundary)
Depth to Depth in the ground in which the variable was observed (lower boundary)
Variable value  
ISMN Quality Flag Description
Data Provider Quality Flag See details in the section Original Flag Description in the Readme file or on the page of the Network in the Networks section

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