Jackson, T.; Wellpott, A.; Van Bloem, S.; Achim, A.; James, K. ; Gardiner, B.

Measurements of tree motion in the wind collated from multiple studies undertaken in the UK, Puerto Rico and Australia between 1987-2015

This dataset contains high resolution measurements of tree motion in response to wind at six sites. The data was collected using sensors mounted directly onto the tree trunk.
The sites are: Rivox, Kershope, Kyloe and Clocaenog in the UK. Guanica in Puerto Rico and six open-grown trees from Australia.

Publication date: 2021-07-28

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

This data is available as Comma-separated values (CSV) or Text (txt)

You must cite: Jackson, T.; Wellpott, A.; Van Bloem, S.; Achim, A.; James, K. ; Gardiner, B. (2021). Measurements of tree motion in the wind collated from multiple studies undertaken in the UK, Puerto Rico and Australia between 1987-2015. NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/fecff8c2-983e-4883-a0f8-ac65deba02cf

 

Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1987-01-01    to    2015-12-31

Provenance & quality

The data in Rivox were collected using displacement sensors, all other sites used strain gauges. In the four UK sites, wind data were collected at 10 Hz using a 3D sonic anemometer on a tower at canopy height. Wind data for the trees in Australia were collected using a cup anemometer. No wind data was collected in Guanica.
No pre-processing, filtering or quality control has been conducted on these data. They have only been downloaded from the data loggers and merged into continuous time-series.
The data were used to estimate wind damage risk and no additional processing was needed.

Supplemental information

Jackson, T.D., Sethi, S., Dellwik, E., Angelou, N., Bunce, A., van Emmerik, T., Duperat, M., Ruel, J.-C., Wellpott, A., Van Bloem, S., Achim, A., Kane, B., Ciruzzi, D.M., Loheide II, S.P., James, K., Burcham, D., Moore, J., Schindler, D., Kolbe, S., … Gardiner, B. (2021). The motion of trees in the wind: a data synthesis. Biogeosciences, 18(13), 4059–4072
James, K. R., Haritos, N., & Ades, P.K. (2006). Mechanical stability of trees under dynamic loads. American Journal of Botany, 93(10), 1522–1530
Gardiner, B.A., Stacey, G.R., Belcher, R. E., & Wood, C.J. (1997). Field and wind tunnel assessments of the implications of respacing and thinning for tree stability. Forestry, 70(3), 233–252
Hale, S.E., Gardiner, B.A., Wellpott, A. et al. Wind loading of trees: influence of tree size and competition. Eur J Forest Res 131, 203–217 (2012)

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Toby Jackson
University of Cambridge
 tobydjackson@gmail.com

Authors

Jackson, T.
University of Cambridge
Wellpott, A.
Bavarian State Institute of Forestry
Van Bloem, S.
Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
Achim, A.
Centre de recherche sur les matériaux renouvelables
James, K.
University of Melbourne
Gardiner, B.
Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée

Other contacts

Custodian
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Publisher
NERC EDS Environmental Information Data Centre
 info@eidc.ac.uk
Rights Holder
James, K.
University of Melbourne
 tigerkrj@gmail.com
Rights Holder
Van Bloem, S.
Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science
 SKIPVB@clemson.edu
Rights Holder
Forest Research, UK

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Biota
Keywords
Agathis australis Amyris elemifera Araucaria cunninghamii Bourreria succulenta Burnley,  Clocaenog Coccoloba diversifolia Corymbia maculata Cupressus sempervirens Ecology,  Eucalyptus regnans Eucalyptus tereticornis Exostema caribaeum Guanica Gymnanthes lucida Jumbay,  Kauri,  Kershope,  Kyloe Larch,  Larix Leucaena leucocephala Mediterranean cypress,  Mexican fan palm,  Monash University Mount Dandenong Picea sitchensis Rivox Sale Washingtonia robusta
INSPIRE Theme
Atmospheric Conditions
Funding
Natural Environment Research Council Award: NE/S010750/1
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
World place names
Last updated
29 July 2021 10:01