Monitoring project for global warming effects on alpine zone ( Image data)


GCMD Science Keywords
[Biosphere ] [Terrestrial Ecosystems ] [Alpine/Tundra ]

IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Name Monitoring project for global warming effects on alpine zone ( Image data)
Metadata Identifier AlpinePicture_jp20181216222227-en

CONTACT

CONTACT on DATASET

Name Dr. Hiroyuki@OGUMA
Organization Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies
Address Onogawa 16-2, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8506, Japan
TEL +81-29-850-2983
E-mail oguma@nies.go.jp

DOCUMENT AUTHOR

Name Dr. Hiroyuki@OGUMA
Organization Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies
E-mail oguma@nies.go.jp

DATASET CREATOR

Name Dr. Hiroyuki@OGUMA
Organization Center for Environmental Biology and Ecosystem Studies
E-mail oguma@nies.go.jp
Name Dr. Reiko IDE
Organization Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
E-mail ide.reiko@nies.go.jp

DATE OF THIS DOCUMENT

2018-12-16

DATE OF DATASET

  • creation : 2016-01-19

DATASET OVERVIEW

Abstract

The vulnerability of alpine ecosystems to climate change, as pointed out by IPCC, and the necessity to conduct monitoring in the alpine zone have been recognized worldwide. We are, therefore, monitoring the ecosystems in the Japanese alpine zone by using digital repeat photography in order to understand the snow cover period and the phenology of the alpine plants. By comparing the photographs taken at the same time each year, we can determine the time for snow fall and melting and the spatial differences in their speed, as well as the phenology of the alpine flora from leaf flush to autumn coloring. Long-term continuous camera-based monitoring provides information on the response of alpine flora to the climate, and helps us understand the variations in the distribution of alpine flora. These photographs are also released to the public from our web site in a near-real-time manner.

Topic Category(ISO19139)

  • biota

  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

Temporal Extent

Begin Date 2009-09-06
End Date Under Continuation
Temporal Characteristics Hourly

Geographic Bounding Box

North bound latitude 45.249722
West bound longitude 137.55250
Eastbound longitude 141.310556
South bound latitude 35.4336111

Keywords

Keywords on Dataset

Keyword Type Keyword Keyword thesaurus Name
theme [Biosphere ] > [Terrestrial Ecosystems ] > [Alpine/Tundra ] GCMD_science
theme Asia > Eastern Asia > Japan Country
theme Hokkaido, Naganao, Toyama, Gifu Observation place

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Data Policy by Data Provider

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