Long-term observations of tropospheric particle number size distributions and equivalent black carbon mass concentrations in the German Ultrafine Aerosol Network (GUAN)
Summary: The German Ultraﬁne Aerosol Network (GUAN) provides new data on tropospheric aerosol particles. These data are relevant for atmospheric studies related to both, climate-related and health-related issues. The data concern certain innovative aspects of air pollution research (particle number concentartion, black carbon). The published data underwent uniform measures of quality assurance and control. The data are available free of charge at the World Data Center for Aerosols EBAS data repository
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 935-993, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-935-2015, 2015
Subglacial landforms beneath Rutford Ice Stream, Antarctica: detailed bed topography from ice-penetrating radar
Summary: Large, fast-moving glaciers create long, linear mounds of sediments covering large areas. Understanding how these features form has been hampered by a lack of data from the bed of modern-day ice sheets. We give a detailed view of the landscape beneath an Antarctic glacier called Rutford Ice Stream. We towed a radar system back and forth across the glacier to measure the ice thickness every few metres. This is the first place such a highly detailed view of the sub-ice landscape has been created.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 913-934, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-913-2015, 2015
Data compilation on the biological response to ocean acidification: an update
Summary: The exponential growth of studies on the biological response to ocean acidification over the last few decades has generated a large amount of data. To facilitate data comparison, a data compilation was initiated in 2008 and is updated on a regular basis. By January 2015, a total of 581 data sets (over 4,000,000 data points) from 539 papers had been archived.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 889-912, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-889-2015, 2015
The MEDESS-GIB database: tracking the Atlantic water inflow
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 863-887, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-863-2015, 2015
Survey of the terrestrial habitats and vegetation of Shetland, 1974 – a framework for long term ecological monitoring
Summary: A survey of the natural environment was undertaken in Shetland in 1974, after concern was expressed that large scale development from the new oil industry could threaten the natural features of the islands. A framework was constructed by the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology on which to select samples for the survey. The vegetation and habitat data that were collected, along with the sampling framework, have recently been made public.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 827-857, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-827-2015, 2015
A database of multi-year (2004–2010) quality-assured surface solar hourly irradiation measurements for the Egyptian territory
Summary: A database of global and diffuse components of the surface solar hourly irradiation measured from 2004 to 2010 at eight Egyptian meteorological stations is presented. At 3 sites, the direct component is also available. In addition, a series of meteorological variables is provided at the same hourly resolution. The measurements and quality checks applied to the data are detailed. Finally, from 13500 to 29000 measurements of global and diffuse hourly irradiation are available at each site.
Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., 8, 737-758, doi:10.5194/essdd-8-737-2015, 2015