[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='VEGETATION', Variable_Level_1='BIOMASS']
NPP Tropical Forest: Atherton, Australia, 1974-1985, R1Entry ID: NPP_ATH
Abstract: This data set contains eight ASCII files (.txt format): three net primary productivity (NPP) data files and five climate data files. The NPP estimates are based on field measurements of litterfall accumulation at three tropical rainforest sub-sites near Atherton, Queensland, in northeast Australia. Additional NPP component data include standing litter biomass, leaf decomposition rates, and ... nutrient concentrations in litter, where available. Precipitation and temperature data are provided from measurements at several locations: at two of the study sites, at nearby weather stations, and from published literature sources. Annual litterfall estimates are based on weekly or bi-weekly measurements for 3-4 years (1974/5-1978) at Wongabel (17.32 S 145.50 E) and Gadgarra (17.30 S 145.72 E) State Forest Reserves, and weekly measurements for 5 years (1980-1985) at Tableland (17.28 S 145.57 E) near Atherton. Additional measurements were made at Wongabel and Gadgarra including branchfall (monthly); litter on the forest floor (quarterly); rainfall and throughfall (weekly); and trace element concentrations in litterfall (weekly or bi-weekly). In a related study at Gadgarra, litterfall and standing litter crop were sampled at approximately 19-day intervals from 1974 to 1976 and at approximately 3-month intervals 1976 to 1978. Total litterfall averaged 905 g/m2/year at Wongabel, 987 g/m2/year at Gadgarra, and 1,103 g/m2/year at Tableland, giving minimum estimatse of above-ground NPP for this region of Australia and an indication of tropical forest productivity south of the Equator.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: STOCKER, G.C.
Dataset Title: NPP Tropical Forest: Atherton, Australia, 1974-1985, R1
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/577Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=577&term2attribut...
Start Date: 1880-01-01Stop Date: 2000-01-01
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 61 (07) 4091-8800
Fax: 61 (07) 4091-3245
Email: gstocker at fastinternet.net.au
c/o CSIRO Tropical Forest Research Centre P.O. Box 780 Atherton
City: QUEENSLAND 4883
Postal Code: 4883
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (865) 574-7447
Email: uso at daac.ornl.gov
ORNL DAAC User Services Office Oak Ridge National Laboratory
City: Oak Ridge
Province or State: TN
Postal Code: 37831-6407
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-04