Seasonal frost and soil temperature data, Western Cape Mountains, South Africa

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Seasonal frost and soil temperature data, Western Cape Mountains, South Africa

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Individual Name: Jan Boelhouwers
Organization Name: Uppsala University
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Contact Voice Telephone: 46 18 4712524

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Delivery Point: VillavŠgen 16
City: Uppsala
Postal Code: 7535
Country: Sweden
Email: jan.boelhouwers@natgeog.uu.se

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2014-10-21

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Title: Seasonal frost and soil temperature data, Western Cape Mountains, South Africa
Date:
Date: 1998
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Edition Date: 1998-01-01
Identifier: GGD482
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Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
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Abstract:

Micro-climatic monitoring of air and ground was started in 1990 to evaluate climatic controls on the present-day diurnal soil frost environment in the Western Cape mountains of South Africa. To this effect two data logger stations were established in the summit region of the Waaihoek mountains. Two sites were established at Waaihoek Peak and Mount Superior, respectively. Waaihoek Peak - The Waaihoek Peak monitoring site is positioned on the southeast extension of a small summit plateau at 1900m elevation where it changes into a southeast trending ridge flanked by two small valleys. The station stands on a 4 to 5 degree slope with an aspect of 140 degrees and is underlain by steeply dipping quartzitic sandstone of the Peninsula Formation. A shallow sandy soil here reaches a thickness of 0.35m and supports a sparse vegetation cover of Restio (Cape reeds) species up to 0.2m high with a total cover of around 30%. Initially both daily and hourly records were kept which necessitated frequent visits to replace the data storage tapes. As from 29-11-1992 only daily records were kept, including maximum and minimum temperature and 24 hour precipitation totals. Average daily soil moisture levels were recorded only as the range between daily maximum and minium values proved to be minimal. Mount Superior - Field observations established the presence of active soil frost features near Mount Superior during December 1991. A second data logger site was consequently established by 1-5-1993 to provide microclimatic data from a site with a different substrate and currently active soil-frost processes. The Mount Superior station is positioned 5km SSE of the Waaihoek Peak site on a flat summit plateau of Cedarberg shale at 1860m elevation. The surface cover is comprised of fractured bedrock and bare shallow soil with tussocks of Restio spp. up to 0.5m high. Daily maximum and minimum temperature were recorded for each sensor as well as daily average relative soil moisture levels and daily precipitation totals. These data are presented on the CAPS Version 1.0 CD-ROM, June 1998.

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Scientific Research

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Boelhouwers, J. 1998. Seasonal frost and soil temperature data, Western Cape Mountains, South Africa. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Postal Code: 7535
Country: Sweden
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Delivery Point: VillavŠgen 16
City: Uppsala
Postal Code: 7535
Country: Sweden
Email: jan.boelhouwers@natgeog.uu.se

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Keyword: Continent > Africa > Southern Africa > South Africa > Waaihoek Peak and Mount Superior, Western Cape Mountains,
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Moisture/Water Content
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Structure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Agriculture > Soils > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Snow/Ice > Freeze/Thaw
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Keyword: Diurnal Freeze/thaw
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Westbound Longitude: 19.25
Eastbound Longitude: 19.5
Southbound Latitude: -33.533
Northbound Latitude: -33.417

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Begin Position: 19900201
End Position: Unknown

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
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Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
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Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

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Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

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