Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at BK16A2 (145.85488893, -17.26264035, 1600.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Thermochron

Sensors used: - HOBO micro weather station - iButton Thermochron - iButton Hygrochron Hobo micro weather station data loggers, ibuttons and hygrobuttons were used to collect long-term microclimate data from 2006-2009 at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics. Air temperature and humidity sampling was conducted manually in relation to standardized vertebrate sampling quarterly from 2004 (ongoing). The HOBO data loggers and iButton Hygrochron were erected 1m from the ground 0.25 m squared. They were placed well within the forest out of public view and camouflage painted. Sensors associated with each logger measured the following readings continuously at 15 minute intervals: - Air Temperate - Humidity - Soil Temperature - Soil Moisture - Leaf wetness An iButton Thermochron was placed beneath a log to measure under-log temperature. This set of 3 microclimate data loggers were established at 25 sites in November 2006: Site Name AU10A2 AU1A3 AU2A2 AU4A2 AU6A2 AU8A2 BK10A2 BK12A2 BK14A2 BK16A2 CU10A2 CU12A2 CU1A1 CU2A2 CU4A2 CU6A2 CU8A2 SU10A2 SU10B2 SU350A2 SU6A2 SU8A2 WU11A2 WU13A2 WU9A2

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    Data record related to this publication Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at BK16A2 (145.85488893, -17.26264035, 1600.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Thermochron
    Data Publication title Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at BK16A2 (145.85488893, -17.26264035, 1600.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Thermochron
  • Description

    Sensors used: - HOBO micro weather station - iButton Thermochron - iButton Hygrochron Hobo micro weather station data loggers, ibuttons and hygrobuttons were used to collect long-term microclimate data from 2006-2009 at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics. Air temperature and humidity sampling was conducted manually in relation to standardized vertebrate sampling quarterly from 2004 (ongoing). The HOBO data loggers and iButton Hygrochron were erected 1m from the ground 0.25 m squared. They were placed well within the forest out of public view and camouflage painted. Sensors associated with each logger measured the following readings continuously at 15 minute intervals: - Air Temperate - Humidity - Soil Temperature - Soil Moisture - Leaf wetness An iButton Thermochron was placed beneath a log to measure under-log temperature. This set of 3 microclimate data loggers were established at 25 sites in November 2006: Site Name AU10A2 AU1A3 AU2A2 AU4A2 AU6A2 AU8A2 BK10A2 BK12A2 BK14A2 BK16A2 CU10A2 CU12A2 CU1A1 CU2A2 CU4A2 CU6A2 CU8A2 SU10A2 SU10B2 SU350A2 SU6A2 SU8A2 WU11A2 WU13A2 WU9A2

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    • Descriptor

      Hobo micro weather station data loggers and iButton thermochrons and hygrochrons were used to collect long-term microclimate data from 2006-2009 at permanent monitoring sites across the Australian Wet Tropics. Manual quarterly sampling of temperature and humidity has been ongoing since February 2004.

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    • Descriptor

      iButton Thermochrons were used to collect long-term microclimate data from 2006-2009 at this permanent monitoring site. An iButton Thermochron was placed beneath a log to measure under-log temperature.

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  • Data type dataset
  • Keywords
    • Australian Wet Tropics
    • environmental data
    • microclimate
  • Funding source
  • Research grant(s)/Scheme name(s)
    • 15549 - Climate change impacts on tropical rainforest biodiversity
  • Research themes
    Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
    FoR Codes (*)
    • 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
    SEO Codes
    • 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
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    Temporal (time) coverage
  • Start Date 2004/02/02
  • End Date
  • Time Period 2004 - ongoing
    Spatial (location) coverage
  • Locations
    Data Locations

    Type Location Notes
    URL https://research.jcu.edu.au/enmasse/340/data
    Physical Location CC-DAM, James Cook University, Townsville Campus
    The Data Manager is: Stephen Williams
    College or Centre
    Access conditions Restricted: no access
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      Name Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest
    • URL jcu.edu.au/collection/enmasse/2
    • Notes Related dataset from the same EMAS project.
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    Citation Williams, Stephen (2013): Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at BK16A2 (145.85488893, -17.26264035, 1600.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Thermochron. James Cook University.