Long-term geochemical and hydraulic measurements in a characteristic confined/unconfined aquifer system of the younger Pleistocene in northeast Germany
Summary: The paper presents a data base of hydrochemical and hydraulic groundwater measurements of a younger Pleistocene aquifer system in NE Germany. The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) operates seven groundwater monitoring wells in the Quillow catchment located in the Uckermark region (Federal State of Brandenburg, Germany). This data base can be used for the investigation of subsurface water geochemistry under changing hydraulic boundary conditions regarding a 14-year period.
CEH-GEAR: 1 km resolution daily and monthly areal rainfall estimates for the UK for hydrological use
Summary: The CEH – Gridded Estimates of Areal Rainfall (CEH – GEAR) dataset contains 1-km gridded estimates of daily and monthly rainfall for Great Britain and Northern Ireland (plus approximately 3000 km2 in the Republic of Ireland) from 1890 to 2012. The rainfall estimates are derived from the Met Office national database of observed precipitation, using a natural neighbour interpolation methodology which includes a normalisation step based on average annual rainfall.
V. D. J. Keller, M. Tanguy, I. Prosdocimi, J. A. Terry, O. Hitt, S. J. Cole, M. Fry, D. G. Morris, and H. Dixon Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 83-112, 2015 AbstractDiscussion Paper (PDF, 1575 KB)Interactive Discussion (Open, 0 Comments)Manuscript under review for ESSD
27 Jan 2015
Measurements of the stable carbon isotope composition of dissolved inorganic carbon in the Northeastern Atlantic and Nordic Seas during summer 2012
M. P. Humphreys, E. P. Achterberg, A. M. Griffiths, A. McDonald, and A. J. Boyce Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 57-82, 2015 AbstractDiscussion Paper (PDF, 932 KB)Interactive Discussion (Open, 0 Comments)Manuscript under review for ESSD
26 Jan 2015
Filling the gaps in meteorological continuous data measured at FLUXNET sites with ERA-interim reanalysis
Summary: In order to fill the gaps in the in-situ meteorological data that is acquired at FLUXNET stations, we develop a method that makes use of the reanalysis ERA-interim, which is available globally and at a high temporal resolution. Because the ERA-interim data are not measured at site level, we bias-correct them. The developed method is applied and evaluated on 153 FLUXNET stations. The final product consists of uninterrupted meteorological records that can be used for running most ecosystem models.
Summary: With the rapid expansion of studies on biological response of organisms to OA, the lack of a common metadata template to document the resulting data poses a significant hindrance to effective OA data management efforts. In this paper, we present a metadata template that can be applied to a broad spectrum of OA studies, including those studying the biological response of organisms to OA. This paper defines best practices for documenting ocean acidification (OA) data.
Hydrological and meteorological investigations in a periglacial lake catchment near Kangerlussuaq, west Greenland – presentation of a new multi-parameter dataset
Summary: This paper presents a hydrological and meteorological dataset from the Kangerlussuaq region, western Greenland. The data set is used to conceptualize and model the hydrological system and constitutes an important platform in order to describe the exchange of water between the surface, active layer, the lake and the underlying talik. The resulting hydrological model will be used as a basis for biogeochemical mass-balance and transport calculations of the terrestrial and limnic ecosystems.
E. Johansson, S. Berglund, T. Lindborg, J. Petrone, D. van As, L.-G. Gustafsson, J.-O. Näslund, and H. Laudon Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 713-756, 2014 AbstractDiscussion Paper (PDF, 6884 KB)Interactive Discussion (Open, 1 Comment)Manuscript under review for ESSD
16 Dec 2014
Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain
Summary: The dataset ‘Post Chernobyl surveys of radiocaesium in soil, vegetation, wildlife and fungi in Great Britain’ was developed to enable data collected by the Natural Environment Research Council after the Chernobyl accident to be made publicly available. Data for samples collected between May 1986 (immediately after Chernobyl) to spring 1997 are freely available for non-commercial use under Open Government Licence terms and conditions. doi: 10.5285/7a5cfd3e-0247-4228-873d-5be563c4ee3b.
Biogeography of key mesozooplankton species in the North Atlantic, by manual counting methods, and egg production of Calanus finmarchicus
W. Melle, J. A. Runge, E. Head, S. Plourde, C. Castellani, P. Licandro, J. Pierson, S. H. Jonasdottir, C. Johnson, C. Broms, H. Debes, T. Falkenhaug, E. Gaard, A. Gislason, M. R. Heath, B. Niehoff, T. G. Nielsen, P. Pepin, E. K. Stenevik, and G. Chust Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 225-242, 2014 AbstractDiscussion Paper (PDF, 12130 KB)Interactive Discussion (Open, 0 Comments)Manuscript under review for ESSDSpecial Issue