Victorian Alpine Plot Network (Phenology Studies): Climate Data, South-east Highlands, Australia, 2012-2018

Typecollection
TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network (Phenology Studies): Climate Data, South-east Highlands, Australia, 2012-2018
Alternate TitleVictorian Alpine Plot Network: Climate Data Phenology Studies, 2012-2018
Collection TypeDataset
Access PrivilegesLong Term Ecological Research Network
DOI - Digital Object Identifier10.25911/5c3ffd0d78297
Metadata LanguageEnglish
Data LanguageEnglish
Brief DescriptionThese data comprise two sets of average hourly temperature data, each for a subset of the 481 long term monitoring plots which have been established in Australian Alps between 2012 and 2018.

A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Victorian Alpine Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e

Full DescriptionAbstract: These data comprise two sets of average hourly temperature data, each for a subset of the 481 long term monitoring plots which have been established in Australian Alps between 2012 and 2018.

This is part of a dataset that spans from data collected in 2011 to document long-term effects directly through climate and indirectly through biotic interactions.

The Victorian Alpine Plot Network research plots are revisited 4 times per year. A synopsis of related data packages which have been collected as part of the Victorian Alpine Plot Network’s full program is provided at https://doi.org/10.25911/5c11c3d283b0e

Study extent: Data is not continuous from 2012 to 2018 - not all sites were surveyed each round.

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
Transects were established as a natural experiment - to provide infrastructure to validate the findings from the ATEX manipulated, experimental plots. The aim is to describe the phenological responses of alpine plants to environmental variables and assess the usefulness of this measure to assess vulnerability to changing abiotic (e.g. climate) and biotic (e.g. invasive species) factors. The Victorian Alpine Plot Network research plots commenced in 1996 and were revisited annually for 3 years and then on a decadal basis.
These new transects were established in November 2011 to cover a range of elevations. On the Bogong High Plains one set of six transects runs from Buckety Plain to Mt Nelse and another set of plots from Wild Horse Creek to Mt Nelse, with the Mt Nelse point common to both sets. Five sampling transects were also established at Mount Hotham. There are 18 transects in total, which range in altitude from 1400 m to 1880 m. At each site a permanent transect has been established with a geo-located red gum peg marking the start.
Instrument


Number
2
Title
Temperature data logging
Description
Monitoring of a suite of climatic variables occurs at a subset of long term plots. Average hourly air temperature is recorded using two temperature data loggers (DS1920 Thermochron®, Maxim Integrated Products, 120 San Gabriel Drive, Sunnyvale, CA). This protocol was established during the 2011-12 season. Loggers are set to highest resolution (0.06°C) and are set so that readings are recorded on the hour. We place both loggers 50 mm above the bare soil surface, attached to a wooden stake (100 mm wide) and facing south, hence shaded. Where temperature data from the two loggers is not within a 0.5°C range of each other we exclude the data which is consistent with procedures followed by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Instrument
2 x DS1920 Thermochron® temperature data loggers


Number
3
Title
Data retrieval
Description
These data are downloaded every five months before rollover occurs (4028 readings gives 167 days at the settings recommended). The exact date is subject to weather conditions, and accessibility of the sites.
Instrument


File Descriptions

Name
vphs_phenology_climate_data_2012+_p973t1248.csv
Description

date
date time formatYYYY-MM-DD
definitionDate of record
location
definitionSite name
nominal text definitionCharacter
location_comments
definitionComment
nominal text definitionCharacter
temperature
definitionAverage hourly temperature
ratio number typereal
ratio standard unitcelsius
time
date time formathh:mm
definitionTime of record (24 hour time)


Contact Emailbelln@unimelb.edu.au
ary@unimelb.edu.au
r.woodward@unsw.edu.au
chwahren@gmail.com
james.camac@gmail.com
j.morgan@latrobe.edu.au
Contact AddressBio21 Institute,
Departments of Genetics and Zoology
University of Melbourne,
Melbourne, Vic., 3010
Australia
Contact Phone Number+61 3 8344 2282
+61 2 9585 6051
+61 400 972 404
+61 3 9479 2226
+61 3 9479 1230
+61 428 810 214
Principal InvestigatorAry Hoffman
SupervisorsAry Hoffman
CollaboratorsRenee Woodward
C H Wahren
James Camac
John Morgan
Fields of Research0501 - Ecological Applications
0602 - Ecology
KeywordsGCMD:Earth Science Services > Models > Weather Research/Forecast Model
GCMD:Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature
LTERN Monitoring Theme:On plot weather
LTERN Monitoring Theme:Climate change
keyword:Temperature
keyword:Weather
keyword:Alpine
Victorian Alpine
Phenology Studies
Climate Data
Type of Research ActivityStrategic basic research
Date Coverage
Date FromDate To
20122018
Geospatial Location
Location TypeLocation Value
TextSouth-east Highlands, Victoria, Australia
DCMI Box notation conformant with iso 19139northlimit = -36.73575; southlimit = -37.49639; westlimit = 146.41728; eastLimit = 147.40598
Date of data creation2018-11-02
Year of data publication2018
Creator(s) for Citation
Given NameSurname
AryHoffman
DickWilliams
HenrickWahren
JamesCamac
JohnMorgan
WarwickPapst
Publisher for CitationLong Term Ecological Research Network (LTERN), ANU Data Commons, The Australian National University
Other Related IdentifiersMorphoId:ltern7.142
PackageId:973
Access Rights TypeOpen
Rights held in and over the dataCreative Commons Licence (CC BY) is assigned to this data. Details of the licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org.au/licences.
Licence TypeCC-BY - Attribution (Version 4)
Retention PeriodIndefinitely
Data Management PlanNo
Status: Published
Published To:
- Australian National University
- Australian National Data Service
Identifier: anudc:5888
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