Ghimire, C.P.; Zwartendijk, B.W.; Ravelona, M.; Lahitiana, J. ; van Meerveld, H.J.

Hydrological and meteorological data for three plots with different vegetation near Andasibe, Madagascar, 2014-2015

Hydrological and meteorological data were collected for three plots (each 50 x 50 m in size) near Andasibe village in the Corridor Ankeniheny-Zahamena (CAZ) in eastern Madagascar. The plots differ in terms of land cover: semi-mature forest, reforested tree fallow (i.e., young secondary forest), and degraded grassland. The plots are located within 2.5 km from each other. See the supporting documentation for detailed information on the plots. Data collection continued for one year (October 2014-September 2015) at each plot and included micrometeorological data (rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed), soil moisture and overland flow, and for the two forested plots also throughfall, stemflow and sapflow.

Publication date: 2020-11-05

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

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

You must cite: Ghimire, C.P.; Zwartendijk, B.W.; Ravelona, M.; Lahitiana, J. ; van Meerveld, H.J. (2020). Hydrological and meteorological data for three plots with different vegetation near Andasibe, Madagascar, 2014-2015. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/5d080fef-613a-4f24-a613-b249ccdd12bf

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
2014-10-01    to    2015-09-30

Provenance & quality

The meteorological data were collected on a meteorological tower at each plot, except for the forested plot where the tower was located in a nearby clearing. Rainfall was collected automatically using a typing bucket raingauge. For the two forested plots, throughfall was measured daily using 66 funnel gauges and automatically using 3 troughs, and stemflow was collected daily. Soil moisture was measured automatically at different depths below the surface. Runoff was collected in drums below bounded runoff plots and measured daily. The methods used to collect the hydrological and meteorological data at each plot and the data processing steps are described in more detail in the ‘Methods.rtf’ file

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Correspondence/contact details

van Meerveld, H.J.
Department of Geography, University of Zurich
 ilja.vanmeerveld@geo.uzh.ch

Authors

Ghimire, C.P.
AgResearch, Lincoln Research Centre
Zwartendijk, B.W.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences
Ravelona, M.
Laboratoire des Radio-Isotopes, University of Antananarivo
Lahitiana, J.
Laboratoire des Radio-Isotopes, University of Antananarivo
van Meerveld, H.J.
Department of Geography, University of Zurich

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
University of Zurich
 admin@geo.uzh.ch

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere
Keywords
Degraded Grassland,  Hydrology,  Madagascar,  Overland Flow,  Precipitation,  Runoff Plots,  Secondary Forest,  Soil Moisture,  Stemflow,  Throughfall
INSPIRE Theme
Meteorological geographical features
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/K010417/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
Last updated
25 June 2021 18:42