EcoHydro WorkFlow, version 1.0: R scripts for synthesizing data using metadata described with FRAMES

Author(s): Christoffersen B; Christianson D

Dataset Information

Site ID: XX-PTr

Site Name: Pantropical site

Variables: Other

Date Range: Nov. 1, 2016 - None

Description: EcoHydro WorkFlow scripts synthesizes multiple data measurement types using metadata described in the NGEE Tropics FRAMES Metadata Templates v1.1. FRAMES provide a standardized format for recording metadata information necessary to interpret ecohydrological observations. EcoHydro WorkFlow reads and organizes metadata in the FRAMES Excel template files to enable metadata to be merged with data files, including raw data files. The R scripts are a series of modules. A README file provides instructions. Example data and FRAMES files are included. EcoHydro WorkFlow supports the measurement types, primarily from permanently installed sensors, described in FRAMES: dendrometry (tree stem increment), leaf temperature, sapflow, soil water content, and solar radiation. It also can accommodate meteorological data and can be extended to additional measurement types added in future. EcoHydro WorkFlow versions under development will be available at


Methods Description: Version 1.0 tested for basic functionality of reading and organizing FRAMES excel templates to enable synthesis of data.

Access Level: NGEE Tropics

Originating Institution(s): Los Alamos National Laboratory; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Sponsor Organization(s): U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research

Contact: Christoffersen, Brad - University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (

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Version: 1.0

Dataset Citation: Citation information not available currently. Contact dataset author(s) for citation or acknowledgement text.

Acknowledgement: This research was supported as part of NGEE-Tropics, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231.

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