Antarctic Microclimate Data

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Originator: British Antarctic Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Antarctic Microclimate Data
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Originator: British Antarctic Survey
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Antarctic Microclimate Data
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Series_Name: BIOTEX1 microclimate data
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Automatic data loggers are often used to monitor environmental variables such as temperature (of air and soil), humidity, wind speed and radiation in microclimates where experimental or ecological studies are being carried out. Some loggers are only in operation for a few weeks or months while others have been run for several years. Loggers have been sited in a wide variety of locations from the sub-Antarctic (South Georgia), South Orkney Islands (Signy) various Peninsula sites (as far south as Alexander Island - 70S), and some continental localities (e.g. Victoria Land). These form an important data resource to the climate conditions experienced by Antarctic terrestrial organisms. Various types of logger are used. Sensors tend to be deployed at or near ground level and in and around particular types of vegetation, or other experimental sites, such a cloches. Data are available from 1976 depending on the specific site. All micrometeorological data have been conv erted to Oracle format and are held in a database that is maintained in the Biological Sciences Data and Resource Centre at BAS. However some raw data are held in additional files of various formats within the Biological Sciences Division. High level locations include Signy Island, South Georgia, Alexander Island, Adelaide Island, Livingston Island and Victoria Land. Loggers used include Grant, Delta-T, Campbell and Squirrels. Victoria Land data for Kay Island and Edmonson Point in 1995 and 1996 was collected under the BIOTEX 1 experiment of the SCAR BIOTAS (Biological Investigations of Terrestrial Antarctic Systems) Programme. An overview of BIOTEX is available as a PDF file. Hosted by the Programma Nazionale Richerche in Antartide (PNRA) of Italy at Terra Nova Bay station in Victoria Land, the expedition was conceived to investigate the hypothesis that: "the closed moss community at Edmonson Point represents the climax stage of a biotic succession along an environment al and nutritional gradient from isolated cold dry continental endoli thic communities to warmer, wetter coastal cryptogamic communities enriched by run-off and excreta from sea birds." Data were collected from a variety of habitats and sites and were transferred to Oracle in July and August 1996 with a separate table for each logger/habitat combination. Height above sea level ranged from approximately 5 to 100m above sea level. Variables measured included soil temperature, air temperature, relative humidity, radiation (UV a anfd UV b), soil moisture and wind speed.
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REFERENCE: For the BIOTEX1 data: Smith RIL & Wynn-Williams DD. 1996. Biotex 1 at Terra Nova Bay, 1995/1996. The first BIOTAS international expedition comes to fruition. BIOTAS Newsletter, No. 10, 5-7.
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Beginning_Date: 19760101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 165.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -54.333
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.25
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MOSSES/HORNWORTS/LIVERWORTS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: ANEMOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: HUMIDITY SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE LOGGERS
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE PROBES
Theme_Keyword: TEMPERATURE SENSORS
Theme_Keyword: THERMISTORS
Theme_Keyword: PYRANOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: BIOTAS > BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF TERRESTRIAL ANTARCTIC SYSTEMS
Theme_Keyword: Air Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Cloches
Theme_Keyword: Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Light
Theme_Keyword: Loggers
Theme_Keyword: Microclimate
Theme_Keyword: Micrometeorological
Theme_Keyword: Soil Moisture
Theme_Keyword: Soil Temperature
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ADELAIDE ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > LIVINGSTON ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA LAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SIGNY ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ALEXANDER ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SOUTH GEORGIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BRITISH ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: By Arrangement with PI Access is by arrangement with the Principal Investigator (PI), or Responsible Scientist / Initial Contact.
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: HELEN J. PEAT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: British Antarctic Survey
Address: Terrestrial and Freshwater Life Sciences Division
Address: High Cross, Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Postal_Code: CB3 0ET
Country: United Kingdom
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 01223 251400
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 01223 362616
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: H.Peat@bas.ac.uk
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Data_Quality_Information:
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Various - internally documented The quality of the data varies, however quality status is internally documented within the data set. Some data was listed as being; Raw Data logged during a period when the instrument functioned correctly but having undergone no processing.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UK/NERC/BAS/PDC > Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
Contact_Person: HELEN CAMPBELL
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Polar Data Centre
Address: British Antarctic Survey
Resource_Description: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00002 > Antarctic Microclimate Data
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http://www.antarctica.ac.uk//about_bas/our_organis...
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20041001
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100427
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ELLEN ALEXANDRA BAZELEY-WHITE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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