The albedo of junipers measured in summer 2009 at the Niederhorn, Switzerland

This field study was performed to obtain a defensible value for the surface reflectivity (albedo) of Juniper shrublands that could be used by Brigitta Ammann to quantitatively assess the role of Juniper shrublands in surface energy balance feedbacks to climate after the last glaciation.Measurements were carried out over a Juniper shrubland at mount Niederhorn, Switzerland (North of the Lake of Thun) during summer 2009 over a Juniper shrubland that was considered to present the most representative surface cover to estimate albedo for a modeling exercise that addresses biotic responses to the rapid warming around 14.685 ka BP at Gerzensee (Central Europe).For a detailed description of this data set see "Further details:"

Date/time field corresponds to end of sampling period in local time. Data are presented in 5-minutes averaging interval.

Metadata Access
Creator Eugster, Werner; Ammann, Brigitta
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Publication Year 2012
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 438576 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (7.779 LON, 46.710 LAT); Niederhorn, Switzerland
Temporal Coverage Begin 2009-06-10T13:35:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2009-10-15T11:10:00Z