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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. The number of weather stations will be further augmented in the frame of SASSCAL and in all SASSCAL countries.
 ANGOLA
 Espinheira
30 Jun 2016  1:00
12.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.7 m/s  -  SE (147°)  
 PN Bicuar
30 Jun 2016  1:00
6.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.7 m/s  -  SSW (208°)  
 BOTSWANA
 Baines Drift
30 Jun 2016  1:00
11.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.3 m/s  -  SSW (196°)  
 Ghanzi
30 Jun 2016  3:00
6.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  W (277°)  
 Goodhope
30 Jun 2016  3:00
9.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.3 m/s  -  NNE (25°)  
 Lephepe
30 Jun 2016  3:00
5.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.3 m/s  -  WNW (301°)  
 Mahalapye
30 Jun 2016  3:00
7.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  NW (313°)  
 Ngwatle
30 Jun 2016  1:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 0.6 m/s  -  N (5°)  
 Pandamatenga
30 Jun 2016  3:00
12.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  SE (133°)  
 Shakawe
30 Jun 2016  3:00
9.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.9 m/s  -  SSW (208°)  
 Sowa
30 Jun 2016  3:00
14.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  ESE (115°)  
 Tsabong
30 Jun 2016  3:00
2.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  NE (35°)  
 Tshane
30 Jun 2016  3:00
7.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.5 m/s  -  NE (41°)  
 Tubu (Okavango Delta)
30 Jun 2016  1:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 1.6 m/s  -  SE (142°)  
 Werda
30 Jun 2016  3:00
7.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  NE (39°)  
 Xade
30 Jun 2016  1:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 1.9 m/s  -  ESE (119°)  
 NAMIBIA
 Alex Muranda Livestock Development Centre
30 Jun 2016  2:00
10.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  E (96°)  
 Bagani
30 Jun 2016  2:00
14.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.3 m/s  -  WSW (250°)  
 Claratal
30 Jun 2016  2:00
14.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 7.2 m/s  -  WSW (256°)  
 Dieprivier (Namib Desert Lodge)
30 Jun 2016  2:00
16.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  SSE (166°)  
 Erichsfelde
30 Jun 2016  2:00
11.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  ENE (69°)  
 Ganab
30 Jun 2016  2:00
17.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  N (1°)  
 Gellap Ost
30 Jun 2016  2:00
16.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.8 m/s  -  NE (36°)  
 Kalimbeza
30 Jun 2016  2:00
11.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.8 m/s  -  WSW (258°)  
 Karios (Gondwana Canyon Lodge)
30 Jun 2016  2:00
15.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  NE (53°)  
 Mashare
30 Jun 2016  2:00
10.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.5 m/s  -  E (96°)  
 Narais - Duruchaus
30 Jun 2016  2:00
7.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.9 m/s  -  NW (310°)  
 Ogongo
30 Jun 2016  2:00
13.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.1 m/s  -  NE (55°)  
 Okahandja (NRFC)
30 Jun 2016  2:00
12.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  NE (52°)  
 Okapya
30 Jun 2016  2:00
10.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.4 m/s  -  WSW (251°)  
 Omatako Ranch
30 Jun 2016  2:00
9.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  E (83°)  
 Sachinga
30 Jun 2016  2:00
11.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.2 m/s  -  WSW (242°)  
 Sandveld
30 Jun 2016  2:00
4.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  N (356°)  
 Sonop Research Station
30 Jun 2016  2:00
11.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  W (281°)  
 Tsumkwe Breeding Station
30 Jun 2016  2:00
7.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.3 m/s  -  ENE (73°)  
 Waterberg
30 Jun 2016  2:00
13.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  N (7°)  
 Windhoek (NBRI)
30 Jun 2016  2:00
14.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.9 m/s  -  NE (53°)  
 Windhoek (Satellite)
30 Jun 2016  1:00
8.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.3 m/s  -  NW (317°)  
 Wlotzkasbaken
30 Jun 2016  2:00
9.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  N (8°)  
 SOUTH AFRICA
 Alexanderbay Lichen Field
30 Jun 2016  2:00
8.2 °C / not avail.
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  N (10°)  
 Eksteenfontein
30 Jun 2016  2:00
13.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.5 m/s  -  NW (326°)  
 Koeroegabvlakte
30 Jun 2016  2:00
15.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.1 m/s  -  SW (218°)  
 Numees
30 Jun 2016  2:00
12.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.3 m/s  -  SE (134°)  
 Paulshoek
30 Jun 2016  2:00
5.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  WNW (301°)  
 Soebatsfontein
30 Jun 2016  2:00
6.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.4 m/s  -  S (174°)  
 Vandersterrberg
30 Jun 2016  2:00
18.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.9 m/s  -  WNW (289°)  
 Verlorenvlei
30 Jun 2016  1:00
3.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.0 m/s  -  SW (223°)  
 Yellow Dune
30 Jun 2016  2:30
7.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  S (190°)  
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SASSCAL ObservationNet
The SASSCAL ObservationNet offers data and user friendly information regarding the temporal changes within ecosystems and their biological diversity. The data have been collected by a variety of different scientific disciplines jointly using standardized research infrastructures for long-term observation, called Biodiversity Observatories.
In the frame of the "Global observation system of systems" (GEOSS) and its "Global Biodiversity Observation network" (GEO BON) such plot-based observation sites are important research infrastructures. They provide information on the health of ecosystems and on the intactness of biodiversity.
The SASSCAL ObservationNet with its 54 Biodiversity Observatories forms one of the largest contributions to the global network of plot based observatories. Other large networks are listed here. SASSCAL also supports the use of Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
Similarly, SASSCAL also aims at collecting the essential parameters for the functional assessment of organisms, as defined by TRY (a global database of plant traits).
Each "Biodiversity Observatory" forms an exactly surveyed square kilometer representative for a ecological zone. All "Biodiversity Observatories" serve for long-term observation of the change of diversity and composition of organisms and essential environmental key variables (regarding e.g. soil, climate, land use). Information, gained at these observatories can be extrapolated to a larger space.
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