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Fries, A. (2011): <b>Air temperature maps (monthly and annual averages of mean, min, max) based on observation data (1999-2009) and topography.</b> <i>Available online (http://www.tropicalmountainforest.org/data_pre.do?citid=1054) from DFG-FOR816dw.</i>

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Title: Air temperature maps (monthly and annual averages of mean, min, max) based on observation data (1999-2009) and topography
Short Name: Air temperature maps
FOR816dw ID: 1054
Publication Date: 2011-12-14
Last Update Date: 2011-12-20
License and Usage Rights: FOR816 data user agreement
Temporal Coverage:
Begin: 1999-01-01
End: 2009-12-31
Geographic Coverage:
Geographic Description: Temp and Hum maps (RBSF core area)
Bounding Coordinates:
- lon/lat [degrees]
- WGS 84
North: -3.9544° Max: 3000.0 ( meter )
West: -79.0966° East: -79.0506° Elevation
South: -3.99791° Min: 1900.0 ( meter )
Dataset Owner(s):
Individual: Andreas Fries
Contact:
Associated Person(s):
Individual: Jörg Bendix
Individual: Ruetger Rollenbeck
Individual: Thorsten Peters
Abstract:
The maps, based on data of the period 1999-2009, can be used by ecological projects working on various plots where no climate station data are available. The temperature maps are generated by combining a straightforward detrending technique with a Digital Elevation Model and a satellite-based land cover classification which also provides the relative forest cover per pixel. The topical aim of the study was to investigate the thermal structure of both manifestations of our ecosystem (pastures and natural vegetation) with special considerations to the ecosystem temperature regulation services by converting natural forest into pasture.
Additional Infos:
The creation and results of the study are published in:<br/> Fries, A.; Rollenbeck, R.; Göttlicher, D.; Nauss, T.; Homeier, J.; Peters, T. & Bendix, J. (2009): Thermal structure of a megadiverse Andean mountain ecosystem in southern Ecuador and its regionalization. Erdkunde 63, 321-335, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3112/erdkunde.2009.04.03.
Keywords:
| air temperature | thermal structure | TMin | TMax | TMean |
Associated entities to this dataset:
-------- 1 . spatial raster entity --------
Raster Name: Temp annual mean
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Raster Name: Temp annual min
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Raster Name: Temp annual max
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Entity name: Temp monthly mean
Entity Description: The zip archive contains 12 (Jan-Dec) asc raster files
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Entity name: Temp monthly minimum
Entity Description: The zip archive contains 12 (Jan-Dec) asc raster files.
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Entity name: Temp monthly max
Entity Description: The zip archive contains 12 (Jan-Dec) asc raster files.
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Metadata Provider:
Individual: Thomas Lotz
Contact:
Contact Person:
Individual: Thomas Lotz
Contact:
Individual: Andreas Fries
Contact:
Online Distribution:
Download File: http://www.lcrs.de/data_pre.do?citid=1054
Data Publisher:
Organization: DFG-FOR816 Data Warehouse - University of Marburg, Department of Geography
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