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The example template given below contains the metadata fields that are commonly included when reporting data related to this specific template. Some of these metadata elements may not be relevant for your data reporting, like AIRS station ID for stations outside North America or the various QA measure data when there is no QA measure for the data. Such metadata elements could be let out. If you want to include additional metadata elements that are not given in the example template, there is a complete list here.  In case of any doubt about such additional metadata, please consult the EBAS team!

 
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Template for heavy metals in precipitation

This format should be used for submitting all relevant heavy metal measured in precipitation, including precipitation amount. 

Points to note

Clicking on a specific line in the example template will provide a detailed explanation and possible options for each of the metadata elements. Please contact ebas@nilu in case of broken links etc.

  • Report precipitation amount from the wet only (or bulk) sampler and the co-located official meteorological rain gauge when available.
  • Include information on both the sampling and analytical instruments.
  • Include information on performance in laboratory inter-comparison in the QA measures.
  • For days without rain, set value to 0.00/flag to 000 for precipitation amount, and value to missing/flag to 890 for the trace elements.
  • EMEP manual: online version
  • Boundary and Spike Checks: Submitted data will be checked for boundaries, the current specification for boundary checks can be found here.

Downloading template as text file

You could download the template and start to modify the text with your own metadata. Due to limitations of the online portal we could not provide files with the .nas file extension. So please download the text file and edit, and remember to use the .nas file-extension when you create your datafile: 

heavy-metals-in-precipitation.txt

* To validate the file, please use the EBAS Submission Tool

Flags commonly used with this format:

A full list of flags could be found here.

V (valid measurement)I (invalid measurement)M (missing measurement) or H (hidden and invalid measurements).

Group 9: Missing flags

Flag Validity Description
999 M Missing measurement, unspecified reason

Group 8: Flags for undefined data elements

Flag Validity Description
890 M Concentration in precipitation undefined, no precipitation

Group 7: Flags used when the value is unknown

Flag Validity Description
780 V Value below detection or quantification limit, data element contains estimated or measured value. Use of flag 147 is encouraged.
781 V Value below detection limit, data element contains detection limit
782 V Low precipitation, concentration estimated
783 M Low precipitation, concentration unknown

Group 6: Mechanical or instrumental problem

Flag Validity Description
656 V Wet-only collector failure, operated as bulk collector
657 V Precipitation collector overflow. Heavy snowfall/rain shower (squall)

Group 5: Chemical problem

Flag Validity Description
555 V Pollen and/or leaf contamination, but considered valid
556 V Bird droppings, but considered valid
557 V Insect contamination, but considered valid
558 V Dust contamination, but considered valid
559 V Unspecified contamination or local influence, but considered valid
565 I Pollen and/or leaf contamination, considered invalid
566 I Bird droppings, considered invalid
567 I Insect contamination, considered invalid
568 I Dust contamination, considered invalid
591 I Agricultural contamination, considered invalid
599 I Unspecified contamination or local influence

Group 4: Extreme or inconsistent values

Flag Validity Description
440 V Reconstructed or recalculated data
459 I Extreme value, unspecified error
460 I Contamination suspected

Group 1: Exception flags for accepted, irregular data

Flag Validity Description
147 V Below theoretical detection limit or formal Q/A limit, but a value has been measured and reported and is considered valid

Group 0: Valid data

Flag Validity Description
000 V Valid measurement

Template for Data Submission:

98 1001 Aas, Wenche; Someone, Else NO01L, Norwegian Institute for Air Research, NILU, Atmosphere and Climate Department, Instituttveien 18, , 2007, Kjeller, Norway Hjellbrekke, Anne CAMP EMEP 1 1 2015 01 01 2016 01 21 0 days from file reference point 23 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 999.999999 999.99 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 99.999 9.999 99.999 9.999 99.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 9.999 999.999 9.999 end_time of measurement, days from the file reference point precipitation_amount, mm, Detection limit=0.01 mm, Analytical measurement technique=by_weight, Analytical instrument manufacturer=, Analytical instrument model=, Analytical instrument name=NO01L_by_weight, Analytical instrument serial number=  numflag precipitation_amount, no unit arsenic, ug/l, QA1 bias=-8%, QA1 variability=5%, Detection limit=0.3 ug/l numflag arsenic, no unit cadmium, ug/l, QA1 bias=6%, QA1 variability=3%, Detection limit=0.03 ug/l numflag cadmium, no unit chromium, ug/l, QA1 bias=-9%, QA1 variability=10%, Detection limit=0.3 ug/l numflag chromium, no unit cobalt, ug/l,Detection limit=0.01 ug/l numflag cobalt, no unit copper, ug/l, QA1 bias=2%, QA1 variability=9%, Detection limit=0.01 ug/l numflag copper, no unit lead, ug/l, QA1 bias=5%, QA1 variability=5%, Detection limit=0.2 ug/l numflag lead, no unit manganese, ug/l, Detection limit=0.1 ug/l numflag manganese, no unit nickel, ug/l, QA1 bias=-45%, QA1 variability=15%, Detection limit=0.07 ug/l numflag nickel, no unit vanadium, ug/l, Detection limit=0.02 ug/l numflag vanadium, no unit zinc, ug/l, QA1 bias=19%, QA1 variability=20%, Detection limit=0.4 ug/l numflag zinc, no unit 0 61 Data definition:                         EBAS_1.1 Set type code:                           TI Timezone:                                UTC File name:                               NO0001R.20150101070000.20160121143000.bulk_sampler.heavymetals.precip.1y.1w.NO01L_NILU_SF1_d_0001..lev2.nas Startdate:                               20150101070000 Revision date:                           20160121143000 Version:                                 1 Version description:                     initial revision, manually inspected Data level:                              2 Period code:                             1y Resolution code:                         1w Sample duration:                         1w Orig. time res.:                         1w Station code:                            NO0001R Platform code:                           NO0001S Station name:                            Birkenes Station WDCA-ID:                         GAWANO__BIR Station GAW-Name:                        Birkenes Station GAW-ID:                          BIR Station AIRS-ID:                          Station other IDs:                       201(NILUDB) Station state/province:                   Station land use:                        Forest Station setting:                         Rural Station GAW type:                        R Station WMO region:                      6 Station latitude:                        58.383333 Station longitude:                       8.250000 Station altitude:                        190m Measurement altitude:                    200m Measurement height:                      2m Component:                               heavymetals Unit:                                    ug/l Matrix:                                  precip Laboratory code:                         NO01L Instrument type:                         bulk_sampler Instrument manufacturer:                 NILU Instrument model:                        SF1 Instrument name:                         NILU_SF1_d_0001 Instrument serial number:                 Analytical laboratory code:              NO01L                Analytical measurement technique:        ICP-MS                 Analytical instrument manufacturer:      Thermo                 Analytical instrument model:             ELEMENT2                Analytical instrument name:              NILU_ICP-MS_01                 Analytical instrument serial number:     12345              QA1 measure ID:                          EMEP32                          QA1 date:                                20141101                       QA1 outcome:                             pass                         QA1 document URL:                        "http://www.nilu.no/projects/ccc/intercomparison/EMEP-32-summary-stat.pdf" Standard method:                         SOP=EMEP_manual_v1996 Blank correction:                        Not blank corrected Detection limit expl.:                   Lower quantification limit, determined by taking 10 times standard deviation of ensemble of laboratory blanks  Zero/negative values code:               Zero/negative possible Zero/negative values:                    Zero/negative values reported as measured if within detection limit,flagged with 780 Originator:                              Aas,Wenche,waa@nilu.no,Norwegian Institute for Air Research,NILU,Atmosphere and Climate Department,Instituttveien 18,,2007,Kjeller,Norway Originator:                              Someone,Else,Someone@somewhere.no,Some nice Institute,WOW,Super interesting division,Street 18,,X-9999,Paradise,Noway Submitter:                               Hjellbrekke,Anne,agh@nilu.no,Norwegian Institute for Air Research,NILU,Atmosphere and Climate Department,Instituttveien 18,,2007,Kjeller,Norway Acknowledgement:                         Request acknowledgement details from data originator Comment:                                  starttime endtime mm flag_mm As flag_As Cd flag_Cd Cr flag_Cr Co flag_Co Cu flag_Cu Pb flag_Pb Mn flag_Mn Ni flag_Ni V flag_V Zn flag_Zn 0.291667 1.291667   9.20 0.000 0.090 0.781 0.011 0.780 0.092 0.780 0.041 0.000 1.031 0.000 0.477 0.000 1.267 0.000 0.539 0.000 0.262 0.000 5.339 0.000 1.291667   8.291667  30.10 0.000 0.090 0.781 0.003 0.780 0.090 0.781 0.004 0.781 0.100 0.781 0.106 0.780 0.370 0.780 0.069 0.780 0.056 0.000 1.512 0.000 8.291667  15.291667   9.55 0.000 0.090 0.781 0.003 0.780 0.110 0.780 0.012 0.000 0.290 0.780 0.155 0.780 0.639 0.000 0.140 0.000 0.096 0.000 1.542 0.000 15.291667  22.291667  23.50 0.000 0.090 0.781 0.004 0.780 0.090 0.781 0.007 0.780 0.221 0.780 0.124 0.780 0.225 0.780 0.126 0.000 0.067 0.000 1.596 0.000 22.291667  29.291667  41.82 0.000 0.295 0.780 0.063 0.000 0.129 0.780 0.018 0.000 1.067 0.000 2.241 0.000 1.505 0.000 0.419 0.000 0.393 0.000 10.741 0.000 29.291667 31.291667   0.00 0.000 9.999 0.999 9.999 0.999 9.999 0.999 9.999 0.999 99.999 0.999 99.999 0.999 99.999 0.999 9.999 0.999 9.999 0.999 999.999 0.999
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