Mallee Plot Network: Weather Station Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2015

Typecollection
TitleMallee Plot Network: Weather Station Data, Western New South Wales and South Australia, Australia, 2015
Alternate TitleMallee Plot Network: Weather, 2015
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c36cab8b7d96
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data are the rainfall readings from sites in Tarawi Nature Reserve and Scotia Sanctuary for 2015.

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 for 2015.

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).

Data recorded by the automatic weather station is downloaded annually.

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.

As of May 2015 a new advanced automatic weather station has been deployed at Tarawi site T2005/2. The exisiting rain gauges have been phased out.

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

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Plot set-up
Description
There are 12 rain gauges across Tarawi Nature Reserve and Scotia Sanctuary. These are manually monitored.
As of May 2015 a new advanced automatic weather station has been deployed at Tarawi site T2005/2. The exisiting rain gauges have been phased out.
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

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kmle_weather_station_rainfall_data_2015_p208t464.csv
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Centre firetrail East
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Centre firetrail West
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East boundary
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Homestead
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North boundary firetrail
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number of records6
Robinsons Dam
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S A Border
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Sunset Dam
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Tarawi bore
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Westbrooke
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White Elephant
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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
2015
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 creation2016-09-02
Year of data publication2016
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:ltern3.87
PackageId:208
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
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5768
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