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

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Title
Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest at BK16A2 (145.85488893, -17.26264035, 1600.0m above MSL) collected by iButton Thermochron
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2013-05-07
Date Record Modified
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Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2004-02-02
Time Period
2004 - ongoing
Geospatial Location
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    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

  2. Type: brief

    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.

  3. Type: note

    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.

Related Publications
  1. Distributions, life history specialisation and phylogeny of the rainforest vertebrates in the Australian Wet Tropics.
Related Websites
  1. Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change
Related Data
  1. Has association with: >> Microclimate monitoring of the Australian Wet Tropics rainforest
    • ID: jcu.edu.au/collection/enmasse/2
    • Note(s): Related dataset from the same EMAS project.
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Technical metadata
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People
Creators
  1. Managed by Prof Stephen Williams , Aust Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research
Primary Contact
Prof Stephen Williams, stephen.williams@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
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Collaborators
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Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change (050101)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960305 Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change (960305)
Keywords
  1. Australian Wet Tropics
  2. environmental data
  3. microclimate
Research Activity
Strategic basic research
Research Themes
Tropical Ecosystems, Conservation and Climate Change
Rights
License
CC BY-NC: Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Restricted access. Login authentication is required to access the data - please contact the data manager or nominated primary contact to negotiate access. If you have difficulty, please contact researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
restricted
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
  1. https://research.jcu.edu.au/enmasse/340/data
Stored At
CC-DAM, James Cook University, Townsville Campus
Citation
Cite:
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. (dataset). jcu.edu.au/collection/enmasse/340