Mallee Plot Network: Weather Station Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2012–2014

Typecollection
TitleMallee Plot Network: Weather Station Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2012–2014
Alternate TitleMallee Plot Network: Weather, 2012–2014
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36c96cd71c6
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data are the rainfall readings from sites in Tarawi Nature Reserve and Scotia Sanctuary collected between 2012 and 2014.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9.
Full DescriptionAbstract: These data are the rainfall readings from sites in Tarawi Nature Reserve and Scotia Sanctuary collected between 2012 and 2014.

Between 1996 and 2011, 53 experimental sites were established on dune crests and upper slopes, of which 29 are located in Tarawi Nature Reserve, 16 are in Scotia Sanctuary and 8 are in Danggali Conservation Park. After initial censuses in three consecutive years (before and after prescribed fire) or two consecutive years (after wildfire), sites are revisited approximately every five years.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Mallee Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c133088bc5b9

Sampling method: The 12 rain gauges are visited, recorded and emptied as soon as possible after rain events (usually within 1-7 days, subject to state of tracks and available staff).

Study extent: Automatic weather stations were established at Tarawi Homestead and Scotia Sanctuary homestead in 1994. They record precipitation, temperature, relative humidity and wind speed and direction. Prior to that time, rainfall records had been maintained since 1941 by visually monitored rain gauge. Four additional visually monitored rain gauges were established in Tarawi NR in January 1997, a further five were established in May 2001, and two were established in Scotia Sanctuary in September 2007.

Project funding: Between 2012 and 2018 this project was part of, and funded through the Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) a facility within the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network (TERN) and supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

Methods

Number
1
Title
Plot set-up
Description
There are 12 rain gauges across Tarawi Nature Reserve and Scotia Sanctuary. These are manually monitored.
Instrument


Number
2
Title
Weather station data collection
Description
Rain gauges are visited, recorded and emptied as soon as possible after rain events (usually within 1-7 days, subject to state of tracks and available staff). Data are summed to monthly totals of rainfall.
Instrument
Manual rain gauges


File Descriptions

Name
kmle_weather_station_data_2012-2014_p207t471.csv
Description

centre_firetrail_east
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Centre firetrail station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
centre_firetrail_west
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Centre firetrail West station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
east_boundary
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at East Boundary station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
homestead
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Homestead station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
monthly_total
definitionMonth of observation
nominal text definitionCharacter
north_boundary_firetrail
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at North boundary firetrail station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
robinsons_dam
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Robinsons Dam station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
s_a_border
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at SA Border station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
sunset_dam
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Sunset Dam station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
tarawi_bore
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Tarawi bore station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
westbrooke
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Westbrook station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
white_elephant
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at White Elephant station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
woop_woop
definitionTotal monthly rainfall at Woop Woop station
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitmillimeter
year
date time formatYYYY
definitionYear of observation


Contact Emaildavid.keith@environment.nsw.gov.au
christopher.simpson@unsw.edu.au
k.wilkins@unsw.edu.au
mark.tozer@environment.nsw.gov.au
r.woodward@unsw.edu.au
david.keith@unsw.edu.au
Contact AddressAustralian Wetlands, Rivers and Landscapes Centre,
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences,
University of New South Wales
SYDNEY, NSW, 2052
Australia

Contact Phone Number+61 2 9995 5000
61 409 159 334
+61 2 9385 8435
+61 2 9585 6496
+61 2 9585 6051
+61 2 9385 2111
+61 427 856 498
+61 428 810 214
Principal InvestigatorDavid Keith
SupervisorsDavid Keith
CollaboratorsChris Simpson
Katy Wilkins
Mark Tozer
Dick Williams
Fields of Research0599 - Other Environmental Sciences
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science > Atmosphere > Precipitation > Rain
LTERN Monitoring Theme:On plot weather
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Climate change
keyword:Precipitation
keyword:Rain
Mallee
Weather
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
20122014
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextTarawi Nature Reserve; Scotia Sanctuary and Danggali National Park, Western New South Wales and South Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -33.271362; southlimit = -33.467802; westlimit = 140.958503; eastLimit = 141.222776
Date of data creation2014-12-04
Year of data publication2014
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
DavidKeith
ChrisSimpson
KatyWilkins
MarkTozer
DickWilliams
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Related Websites
URLTitle
https://hdl.handle.net/1885/130861ANU Open Research, Long Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN) collection.
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern.90
PackageId:207
Access RightsPrior to publication of research utilising this data, the data provider (David Keith) requests consultation.
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY- Attribution) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
LicenceLTERN Deed: 13
Date of execution: 2014-04-30

Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5767
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