A large number of automatic weather stations has been implemented in the frame of the BIOTA AFRICA project by the Namibian National Botanical Research Institute (NBRI) and the Group "Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology" (BEE) of the University of Hamburg. The website offers hourly updates of data and graphs of a large number of weather parameters.
BIOTA Southern Africa
Processed weather data of the BIOTA Southern Africa observatory weather stations are available (open access). The presently available stations, time periods, values and time resolutions are listed below.
The proper raw data data of each weather station can be downloaded from the BIOTA AFRICA website by accessing the "Information sheet" of each single observatory (please use interactive map) and then visit the "Data" column at the very left hand side of the screen.
(Evaluation state: 15 October 2010)
Abbreviations / measured values:
- Ta: air temperature (°C)
- R: rain (mm)
- rHa: relative humidity of the air (%)
- WS: wind speed (m/s)
- WD: wind direction (0 (N) - 90 (E) .. 360 (N))
- Wet: wetness (0 (dry) - 100 (wet))
- Ts: soil temperature (°C)
- rHs: relative humidity of the soil (%)
- SR: solar radiation (MJ/m2)
Available time resolutions
(all stations and all values):
- hourly (resolution of data acquisition)
Dr. Gerhard Muche
University of Hamburg
Biocentre Klein Flottbek and Botanical Garden
Tel.: +49(0)40 42816 395
Fax.: +49(0)40 42816 261