Woodland survey of Great Britain 1971–2001
Summary: The Woodland Survey of Great Britain is a unique dataset, consisting of a detailed range of ecological measurements at a national scale, covering a time span of 30 years. A set of 103 woods spread across Britain were first surveyed in 1971, which were again surveyed in 2001-3. Standardised methods of describing the trees, shrubs, ground flora, soils and general habitats present were used for both sets of surveys.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 259-277, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-259-2015, 2015
CoastColour Round Robin datasets: a database to evaluate the performance of algorithms for the retrieval of water quality parameters in coastal waters
Summary: The CoastColour project Round Robin project funded by the European Space Agency was designed to set up the first database for remote sensing algorithms testing and accuracy assessment of water quality parameters retrieval in coastal waters, from satellite imagery. The database includes in situ bio-geochemical and optical measurements in various water types at 17 sites, match-up reflectance products from the MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS), and radiative transfer simulations.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 173-258, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-173-2015, 2015
The CM SAF ATOVS tropospheric water vapour and temperature data record: overview of methodology and evaluation
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 127-171, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-127-2015, 2015
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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 113-125, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-113-2015, 2015
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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 83-112, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-83-2015, 2015
Measurements of the stable carbon isotope composition of dissolved inorganic carbon in the Northeastern Atlantic and Nordic Seas during summer 2012
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 57-82, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-57-2015, 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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 23-55, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-23-2015, 2015
A metadata template for ocean acidification data
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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 1-21, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-1-2015, 2015
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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 713-756, doi:10.5194/essdd-7-713-2014, 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.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 693-711, doi:10.5194/essdd-7-693-2014, 2014
Biogeography of jellyfish in the North Atlantic, by traditional and genomic methods
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 7, 629-667, doi:10.5194/essdd-7-629-2014, 2014