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Climate refugia for rainforests: Modelled maximum temperature of the warmest month period in the Wet Tropics Bioregion for 2007 - 2008 (MTSRF 2.5ii.4, JCU)

This dataset shows the estimated maximum temperature of the warmest period for the Wet Tropics Bioregion of North Queensland over a 24 month period from January 2007 to December 2008. It was modelled based on weather station data, elevation, foliage cover and distance to the coast. The purpose of this dataset is as a metric for estimating thermal stress on animals living in this region.

Methods:

The maximum temperate was modelled over the region at an 80 m resolution using weather station data with adjustments for elevation, foliage cover and distance from the coast. This allowed the temperature to be estimated for locations where there were no direct measurements of temperature. Models of the maximum temperature for each month of the study were generated. These 24 monthly surfaces were then overlaid and the maximum model temperature for any month was determined for each pixel to generate a summary variable - the maximum temperature of the warmest period (i.e., month).

eAtlas Processing:

The GeoTiff supplied with this dataset was produced as follows: gdal_translate csbc_05.asc -a_srs "EPSG:4283" -co "TILED=YES" -co "COMPRESS=LZW" -a_nodata -9999.0 WT_JCU_Refugia-max-temp_Jan2007-Dec2008.tif gdaladdo -r average WT_JCU_Refugia-max-temp_Jan2007-Dec2008.tif 2 4 8 16 32 64

Format: Data format ASCII Grid: 170MB, 4089 x 6372 pixels, GDA_94, 80 m resolution. This was converted by the eAtlas team to a 33 MB GeoTiff.

References:

A detailed description of data and methods are provided in: Shoo, L.P., Storlie, C., VanDerWal, J., Little, J., Williams, S.E. Targeted protection and restoration to conserve tropical biodiversity in a warming world. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02218.x.

Data Location:

This dataset is filed in the eAtlas enduring data repository at: data\NERP-TE\4.2_Pesticide-effects\

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title Climate refugia for rainforests: Modelled maximum temperature of the warmest month period in the Wet Tropics Bioregion for 2007 - 2008 (MTSRF 2.5ii.4, JCU)
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia
Data Status inactive
Landing Page http://data.gov.au/dataset/9a9fe12c-2969-4e1e-bf29-5e0343af27fa
Date Published 2017-06-24
Date Updated 2017-06-24
Contact Point
Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, James Cook University
stephen.williams@jcu.edu.au
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[144.42, -19.78], [147.31, -19.78], [147.31, -15.27], [144.42, -15.27], [144.42, -19.78]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal Australian Institute of Marine Science CSW Harvester
Publisher/Agency Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change, James Cook University
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