Reinsch, S.; Brooks, M.R.; Winterbourn, J.B.; Harvey, R.J.; Robinson, D.A.; Emmett, B.A.

Daily plot level (micro meteorological) data at Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest 2015-2016

This dataset contains daily micro-meteorological data from the experimental plots at the Climoor field site in Clocaenog forest, North East Wales. The data contain air temperature, (degrees celsius) soil temperature (degrees celsius) at 2 depths (5 and 20 centimetres) and soil moisture as metre cubed per metre cubed. The data run from 01/07/2015 until 31/08/2016. Data were recorded in minute intervals. Up to January 2016 the data were then averaged hourly, after January 2016 data were averaged half hourly. Data are then to averaged to daily values, which are reported here. The dataset has been quality checked, and incorrect or missing values removed, data has not been infilled. Climoor is a climate change manipulation experiment that utilises automated roof technology to produce drought and warming experimental treatments that reflect climate change predictions for the next 20 to 30 years. The reported plot level temperature and soil moisture data are important to evaluate the effect of the imposed climatic treatments on ecosystem processes and functioning. Data were not collected between 9th October 2015 and 3rd November 2015 due to problems with the sensors. Data collection, processing and quality checking were carried out by CEH Bangor staff members.

Publication date: 2016-10-31

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Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

This dataset is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

You must cite: Reinsch, S.; Brooks, M.R.; Winterbourn, J.B.; Harvey, R.J.; Robinson, D.A.; Emmett, B.A. (2016). Daily plot level (micro meteorological) data at Climoor field site in Clocaenog Forest 2015-2016. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/54de61a1-8749-4851-a1c0-c71f9d483c7d

 

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2015-07-01    to    2016-08-31

Provenance & quality

Data are recorded in minute intervals. Up to January 2016 the data were then averaged hourly, after January 2016 data were averaged half hourly. The hourly or half hourly data was transferred from loggers at the field site onto CEH Bangor's server via a remote telemetry system. Each morning, the previous days data was transferred via telemetry.This dataset combines daily data from temperature and soil moisture sensors in each experimental plot (n=9 plots). Soil temperature is measured at 5 centimetre (cm) and 20 cm soil depth (degrees Celsius). Air temperature is measured 20 cm above the soil surface (degrees Celsius) and soil moisture is measured as soil volumetric water content (m3 per m3). Data were not collected between 9th October 2015 and 3rd November 2015 due to problems with the sensors. Soil and air temperatures are measured with a T107 sensor from Campbell scientific. Soil moisture is measured with CS616 sensors from Campbell scientific. Daily average values were downloaded to csv files for ingestion to the Environmental Information Data Centre.

Data were collected from the climate change field site Climoor which is located in the Clocaenog forest, North East Wales. The experimental field site consists of three untreated control plots, three plots where the plant canopy air is artificially warmed during night time hours and three plots where rainfall is excluded from the plots at least during the plants growing season. Warming roofs were in operation from 1st April 2014 - 19th November 2015 and were started again on 6th April 2016. Drought roofs were in operation 7th April - 23rd September 2015. The drought roofs were not in operation in 2016.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Sabine Reinsch
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Environment Centre Wales, Deiniol Road
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 2UW
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Authors

Reinsch, S.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Brooks, M.R.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Winterbourn, J.B.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Harvey, R.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Robinson, D.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Emmett, B.A.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84 longitude-latitude (CRS:84)

Tags

Topic categories
Environment
INSPIRE Theme
Environmental Monitoring Facilities
Keywords
Climate and climate change Clocaenog Heathland,  meteorology