Main Experiment: Climate Data from NON Vips, extinction scenarios B & C & eco plots (Dec 2014 - Sept-Dec 2015)

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Dataset Abstract

This dataset represents the accumulated climate data from HOBO loggers in randomly selected NON VIP plots from random extinction scenario B and C, as well as economic plots on Site A and Site B.
The sensors were deposited in the plots in the framework of the MMA experiment as covariate measurements of local temperature and air humidity for wood decomposition measurements.
The Excel Dataset contains the aggregated data from December 2011 to September - December 2012, depending on when the wood was retrieved from the respective plots. I computed min; mean and max values for relative humidity and temperature. Moreover the dataset contains the respective amplitudes of the climate data, as well as the temporal extent of the data. The R script that was used to aggregate the climate data as well as the original data as well as the original data are attached as freeformat files to this dataset.

Spatial Extent

Climate data loggers were set up in the field in randomly chosen plots of extinction scenarios B and C, as well as economic plots from Site A and B from December 2014 to between September and December 2015 (depending on wood harvest in the individual plots. We used HOBO U23 Pro v2 loggers (Onset Corporation, Bourne USA). Loggers were set to record values every 30 min. To protect the loggers from direct sunlight, rain, wetting and intense wind turbulences, every logger was shielded with a custom-made metal shield placed on a stick approx 5cm above the sensor. In every plot, the sensors were placed between tree individuals X11/X12;Y11/Y12 (see general information on planting schemes of the plots in the BEF-China Main Experiment).

Data were teken on the following plots:
Site_A_C31
Site_A_E27
Site_A_E29
Site_A_E36
Site_A_F23
Site_A_F29
Site_A_G18
Site_A_G19
Site_A_G23
Site_A_G32
Site_A_H15
Site_A_H24
Site_A_I13
Site_A_I30
Site_A_J13
Site_A_K05
Site_A_K10
Site_A_K18
Site_A_K23
Site_A_L06
Site_A_L07
Site_A_L08
Site_A_M17
Site_A_M26
Site_A_M27
Site_A_N19
Site_A_N25
Site_A_O23
Site_A_O24
Site_A_O29
Site_A_R20
Site_A_S17
Site_A_S19
Site_A_U16
Site_A_U17
Site_B_C27
Site_B_E24
Site_B_F23
Site_B_J22
Site_B_J27
Site_B_K28
Site_B_L07
Site_B_L24
Site_B_L27
Site_B_N27
Site_B_O20
Site_B_O32
Site_B_P06
Site_B_P20
Site_B_Q24
Site_B_Q30
Site_B_R06
Site_B_R08
Site_B_R12
Site_B_S06
Site_B_S21
Site_B_S26
Site_B_S27
Site_B_T20
Site_B_T21
Site_B_U13
Site_B_U22
Site_B_V16
Site_B_W27
Site_B_W28
Site_B_X13
Site_B_X23
Site_B_Y21
Site_B_Y22
Site_B_Z09

Freeformat files (2)

Data columns available in the raw data part of this dataset

site_plot
Experimental Site and plot within this site; Datagroup description: Experimental site of the Main Experiment. Categories "A" and "B" refer to the experimental Site A and B, respectively. Detailed information on the location can be found in the dataset 79: "Presentation: BEF experiment: experimental Design, overview with maps and pictures"
Data group: Helper
Values
Site_A_E36
Site_A_C31
Site_A_F23
Site_A_E29
Site_A_E27
temp_mean
Mean temperature aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: degreeCelsius
Data group: Air temperature
Values
16.396833086501
16.856433166818
16.811548716784
16.5992709862993
16.8766709311128
rh_mean
Mean relative air humidity aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: percent
Data group: Relative humidity
Values
74.6060413354531
79.0850080230094
84.2432962393491
54.1031929532351
84.305180985329
temp_min
Min temperature aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: degreeCelsius
Data group: Air temperature
Values
-2.712
-3.419
-2.8
-3.866
-2.45
rh_min
Min relative air humidity aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: percent
Data group: Relative humidity
Values
14.235
13.211
15.237
1
15.192
temp_max
Max temperature aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: degreeCelsius
Data group: Air temperature
Values
33.574
33.105
32.949
33.443
33.495
rh_max
Max relative air humidity aggregated from 2014 to 2015. For details on data aggregation see the freeformat R-script attached to this dataset
Unit: percent
Data group: Relative humidity
Values
93.255
100
temp_amplitude
temperature amplitude over all measurements
Unit: degreeCelsius
Data group: Air temperature
Values
37.936
37.912
38.653
37.361
38.339
rh_amplitude
rh amplitude over all measurements
Unit: percent
Data group: Relative humidity
Values
73.547
73.523
73.626
64.735
73.415
meas_count
number of measurements
Data group: Helper
Values
13209
13212
13211
13210
13208
start date
start day of measurements
Data group: Date
Values
0014-12-13
end date
end day of measurements
Data group: Date
Values
2015-09-10
2015-11-01
2015-12-12
2015-10-12