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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.
 BOTSWANA
 Ghanzi
23 May 2018  1:00
14.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.5 m/s  -  SW (226°)  
 Goodhope
23 May 2018  1:00
10.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  SE (146°)  
 Lephepe
23 May 2018  1:00
14.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.6 m/s  -  WSW (249°)  
 Mahalapye
23 May 2018  1:00
14.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  NW (318°)  
 Pandamatenga
23 May 2018  1:00
12.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.7 m/s  -  S (174°)  
 Shakawe
23 May 2018  1:00
12.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.5 m/s  -  NW (326°)  
 Sowa
23 May 2018  1:00
17.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.9 m/s  -  ESE (113°)  
 Tsabong
23 May 2018  1:00
7.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.3 m/s  -  SE (130°)  
 Tshane
23 May 2018  1:00
12.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  S (177°)  
 Werda
23 May 2018  1:00
8.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  SSE (165°)  
 NAMIBIA
 Bagani
23 May 2018  1:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 0.1 m/s  -  WNW (301°)  
 Claratal
23 May 2018  1:00
13.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.5 m/s  -  E (95°)  
 Dieprivier (Namib Desert Lodge)
23 May 2018  1:00
18.6 °C / not avail.
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  N (0°)  
 Ganab
23 May 2018  1:00
18.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.9 m/s  -  not avail.
 Gellap Ost
23 May 2018  1:00
17.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.8 m/s  -  E (84°)  
 Hamoye
23 May 2018  1:00
7.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  W (267°)  
 John Pandeni
23 May 2018  1:00
9.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.5 m/s  -  SSE (165°)  
 Kalimbeza
23 May 2018  1:00
20.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.5 m/s  -  WSW (242°)  
 Kleinberg
23 May 2018  1:00
14.8 °C / not avail.
Wind: 3.5 m/s  -  SSE (166°)  
 Mannheim
23 May 2018  1:00
15.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  NNW (346°)  
 Narais - Duruchaus
23 May 2018  1:00
10.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  E (94°)  
 Ngoma
23 May 2018  1:00
14.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.8 m/s  -  WNW (289°)  
 Ogongo
23 May 2018  1:00
16.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.7 m/s  -  E (81°)  
 Okahandja (NRFC)
23 May 2018  1:00
16.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  ENE (62°)  
 Okamboro
23 May 2018  1:00
14.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  WNW (300°)  
 Okapya
23 May 2018  1:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 1.7 m/s  -  W (265°)  
 Okashana
23 May 2018  1:00
19.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  NNE (30°)  
 Okomumbonde
23 May 2018  1:00
13.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.4 m/s  -  SSW (196°)  
 Omatako Ranch
23 May 2018  1:00
14.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  ESE (119°)  
 Omatjenne
23 May 2018  1:00
11.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  ESE (121°)  
 Oshaambelo
23 May 2018  1:00
14.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.3 m/s  -  NNE (15°)  
 Rooisand
23 May 2018  1:00
18.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.6 m/s  -  ENE (74°)  
 Sachinga
23 May 2018  1:00
11.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.0 m/s  -  S (173°)  
 Sandveld
23 May 2018  1:00
7.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  SSW (211°)  
 Tsumis
23 May 2018  1:00
9.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  WSW (242°)  
 Tsumkwe Breeding Station
23 May 2018  1:00
9.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.3 m/s  -  WNW (294°)  
 Waterberg
23 May 2018  1:00
11.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.6 m/s  -  N (354°)  
 Windhoek (NBRI)
23 May 2018  1:00
15.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.0 m/s  -  ESE (113°)  
 Windhoek (Satellite)
22 May 2018  24:00
12.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  SE (132°)  
 Wlotzkasbaken
23 May 2018  1:00
11.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.6 m/s  -  NNE (25°)  
 SOUTH AFRICA
 Alexanderbay Lichen Field
22 May 2018  23:15
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 6.2 m/s  -  NNE (33°)  
 Moedverloor
22 May 2018  23:00
14.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.0 m/s  -  ESE (102°)  
 Paulshoek
22 May 2018  23:00
9.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.8 m/s  -  SW (232°)  
 Soebatsfontein
22 May 2018  23:00
13.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.1 m/s  -  SSE (169°)  
 ZAMBIA
 Lusaka University of Zambia
23 May 2018  0:30
14.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.2 m/s  -  SSE (162°)  
Photo Guide to Plants of
Southern Africa
Ornithoglossum vulgare B.Nord.
South Africa: Namaqualand Soebatsfontein
U.Schmiedel (14 Aug 2008)
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SASSCAL ObservationNet
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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 65 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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Only those observatories where this data is available will be displayed below.

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