Soil animal microhabitat temperatures in Svalbard (High Arctic) and on the Antarctic peninusula

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Stephen Coulson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Anna Sjöblom - Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Peter Convey - British Antarctic Survey

Description:

Annual temperature data from microhabitats inhabited by soil invertebrates at diverse locations in Svalbard (European High Arctic) and on the Antarctic peninsula. This data are recorded at hour intervals and span several years providing detailed temperature information during all four seasons. Temperatures were recorded in the microhabitat, a depth of c. 5 to 10mm. They can be used to understand the actual temperatures encountered by soil organisms and how these microhabitat temperatures differ from the air temperatures recorded by meteorological stations or active layer temperatures determined by permafrost stations.
They are intented to be used as example data and are particularly useful for sites where year round monitoring is not possible.

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Soil animal microhabitat temperatures in Svalbard (High Arctic) and on the Antarctic peninusula

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Stephen Coulson - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Anna Sjöblom - Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences

Peter Convey - British Antarctic Survey

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 1107

Description:

Annual temperature data from microhabitats inhabited by soil invertebrates at diverse locations in Svalbard (European High Arctic) and on the Antarctic peninsula. This data are recorded at hour intervals and span several years providing detailed temperature information during all four seasons. Temperatures were recorded in the microhabitat, a depth of c. 5 to 10mm. They can be used to understand the actual temperatures encountered by soil organisms and how these microhabitat temperatures differ from the air temperatures recorded by meteorological stations or active layer temperatures determined by permafrost stations.
They are intented to be used as example data and are particularly useful for sites where year round monitoring is not possible.

Language:

English

Time period(s) investigated:

2007 — 2014

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Funding:

Swedish Research Council

The Research Council of Norway —6172/S30

The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

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Convey, P., Coulson S.J., Worland M.R. and Sjöblom A. (2018) Implications of annual and shorter term temperature patterns and variation in the surface levels of polar soils for terrestrial biota. Polar Biology. 41:1587-1605. doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2299-0

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Stephen Coulson, Anna Sjöblom, Peter Convey. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Species Information Centre (2019). Soil animal microhabitat temperatures in Svalbard (High Arctic) and on the Antarctic peninusula. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. https://doi.org/10.5878/cf6b-9p34

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Temperatures were recorded at a depth of approximately 1 cm using Tinytag dataloggers, TGP-4020 (Gemini, Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.) fitted with PB-5001, PB-5009, or PB-5006 external thermistor probes, except for the Small temporary and Large permanent ponds (sites O and P) where
TG-4100 submersible loggers were deployed at approximately 10 cm water depth. For logger and probe locations see Online Resource 1. Care was taken to avoid exposing the sensors to direct insolation. Sampling i

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Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2007 — 2014

Variables:

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