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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
 Barragem das Neves
13 Dec 2019  15:00
26.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  N (2°)  
 Bentiaba
13 Dec 2019  14:45
27.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.9 m/s  -  WSW (241°)  
 Bibala
13 Dec 2019  15:15
34.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.4 m/s  -  WSW (249°)  
 Campus ISPT
13 Dec 2019  15:30
26.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.5 m/s  -  WSW (239°)  
 Caraculo
13 Dec 2019  15:30
29.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.4 m/s  -  WNW (293°)  
 Namibe
13 Dec 2019  15:45
31.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.9 m/s  -  WSW (241°)  
 Onjiva
13 Dec 2019  15:00
35.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.8 m/s  -  WNW (295°)  
 UJES-Huambo
13 Dec 2019  15:15
29.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.7 m/s  -  not avail.
 BOTSWANA
 Baines Drift
13 Dec 2019  16:00
27.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.2 m/s  -  E (80°)  
 Ghanzi
13 Dec 2019  17:00
35.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.9 m/s  -  SW (236°)  
 Goodhope
13 Dec 2019  17:00
27.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.1 m/s  -  NNE (28°)  
 Lephepe
13 Dec 2019  17:00
30.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.4 m/s  -  E (84°)  
 Mababe
13 Dec 2019  15:00
32.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.4 m/s  -  E (88°)  
 Mahalapye
13 Dec 2019  17:00
27.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.9 m/s  -  NE (55°)  
 Pandamatenga
13 Dec 2019  17:00
33.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.9 m/s  -  E (88°)  
 Shakawe
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.1 m/s  -  ESE (124°)  
 Sowa
13 Dec 2019  17:00
33.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  E (101°)  
 Tsabong
13 Dec 2019  17:00
37.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.2 m/s  -  WNW (289°)  
 Tshane
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.3 m/s  -  SW (228°)  
 Tubu (Okavango Delta)
13 Dec 2019  16:00
36.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.8 m/s  -  ENE (76°)  
 Werda
13 Dec 2019  17:00
37.8 °C / 0.2 mm
Wind: 4.1 m/s  -  WNW (287°)  
 NAMIBIA
 Aussinanis
13 Dec 2019  15:00
33.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 7.5 m/s  -  SW (215°)  
 Bagani
13 Dec 2019  17:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  SSW (193°)  
 Claratal
13 Dec 2019  17:00
31.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.1 m/s  -  W (278°)  
 Coastal Met
13 Dec 2019  15:00
25.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 8.6 m/s  -  SW (223°)  
 Dieprivier (Namib Desert Lodge)
13 Dec 2019  17:00
35.8 °C / not avail.
Wind: 5.4 m/s  -  WSW (240°)  
 Garnet Koppie
13 Dec 2019  14:00
32.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.0 m/s  -  SW (227°)  
 Gellap Ost
13 Dec 2019  17:00
35.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.2 m/s  -  SW (216°)  
 Giribisvlakte
13 Dec 2019  15:00
33.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 8.3 m/s  -  SW (217°)  
 Hamoye
13 Dec 2019  17:00
38.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  NE (41°)  
 John Pandeni
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  SSW (194°)  
 Kalahari
13 Dec 2019  17:00
38.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  ENE (70°)  
 Kanovlei
13 Dec 2019  15:00
38.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  ENE (64°)  
 Kaoko Otavi
13 Dec 2019  14:00
35.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  SSE (165°)  
 Karios (Gondwana Canyon Lodge)
13 Dec 2019  17:00
32.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.3 m/s  -  SW (227°)  
 Khorixas
13 Dec 2019  15:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 4.9 m/s  -  SSW (210°)  
 Kleinberg
13 Dec 2019  17:00
29.2 °C / not avail.
Wind: 7.1 m/s  -  WNW (290°)  
 Kleinberg-FN
13 Dec 2019  15:00
28.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 7.7 m/s  -  SW (227°)  
 Koichab Pan
13 Dec 2019  15:00
34.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.8 m/s  -  WSW (237°)  
 Konop Pos
13 Dec 2019  15:00
35.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.0 m/s  -  SW (223°)  
 Marble Koppie
13 Dec 2019  15:00
31.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.9 m/s  -  SW (236°)  
 Mopanie Pos 6
13 Dec 2019  15:00
35.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.7 m/s  -  SSW (214°)  
 Narais - Duruchaus
13 Dec 2019  17:00
33.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.6 m/s  -  ENE (74°)  
 Ogongo
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.1 m/s  -  ESE (121°)  
 Okahandja (NRFC)
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.3 m/s  -  WNW (299°)  
 Okamboro
13 Dec 2019  17:00
37.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.6 m/s  -  ESE (111°)  
 Okangwati
13 Dec 2019  15:00
37.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.5 m/s  -  E (100°)  
 Okapya
13 Dec 2019  17:00
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  W (270°)  
 Okashana
13 Dec 2019  17:00
39.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 0.4 m/s  -  NE (36°)  
 Okomumbonde
13 Dec 2019  17:00
39.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.6 m/s  -  NW (317°)  
 Omatjenne
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.1 m/s  -  NE (44°)  
 Rooisand
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.1 m/s  -  N (1°)  
 Sachinga
13 Dec 2019  17:00
35.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.8 m/s  -  NW (310°)  
 Salt Works
13 Dec 2019  14:00
20.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 8.6 m/s  -  SSW (207°)  
 Sandveld
13 Dec 2019  17:00
35.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.9 m/s  -  N (4°)  
 Sonop Research Station
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.7 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.4 m/s  -  ENE (58°)  
 Sophies Hoogte
13 Dec 2019  14:00
31.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.4 m/s  -  SW (233°)  
 Station 8
13 Dec 2019  14:00
32.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.4 m/s  -  SW (235°)  
 Tsumis
13 Dec 2019  17:00
38.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.0 m/s  -  WSW (259°)  
 Tsumkwe Breeding Station
13 Dec 2019  17:00
36.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.0 m/s  -  NE (56°)  
 Vogelfederberg
13 Dec 2019  15:00
32.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.6 m/s  -  SW (224°)  
 Waterberg
13 Dec 2019  17:00
34.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.4 m/s  -  NE (52°)  
 Windhoek (NBRI)
13 Dec 2019  17:00
33.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  NNE (29°)  
 Windhoek (Satellite)
13 Dec 2019  16:00
34.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.4 m/s  -  NW (309°)  
 Wlotzkasbaken
13 Dec 2019  17:00
20.8 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 8.7 m/s  -  SSW (199°)  
 SOUTH AFRICA
 Alexanderbay Lichen Field
13 Dec 2019  16:15
not avail. / 0 mm
Wind: 7.0 m/s  -  WSW (248°)  
 Alpha
13 Dec 2019  17:00
38.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.8 m/s  -  W (270°)  
 Eksteenfontein
13 Dec 2019  15:00
27.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 4.6 m/s  -  W (274°)  
 Moedverloor
13 Dec 2019  17:15
24.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 7.3 m/s  -  W (281°)  
 Numees
13 Dec 2019  17:00
26.6 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.8 m/s  -  WSW (250°)  
 Paulshoek
13 Dec 2019  17:00
26.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.8 m/s  -  N (0°)  
 Vandersterrberg
13 Dec 2019  17:00
24.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 6.9 m/s  -  WSW (241°)  
 Verlorenvlei
13 Dec 2019  16:00
26.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.3 m/s  -  WNW (301°)  
 Yellow Dune - Grootderm
13 Dec 2019  17:00
23.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 5.7 m/s  -  WSW (242°)  
 ZAMBIA
 Copperbelt University
13 Dec 2019  16:00
27.0 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.2 m/s  -  E (97°)  
 Kalabo
13 Dec 2019  15:30
34.1 °C / 0 mm
Wind: not avail.  -  NNE (23°)  
 Kalomo
13 Dec 2019  15:30
30.2 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 3.6 m/s  -  ESE (119°)  
 Lusaka Int. Airport
13 Dec 2019  17:00
22.3 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.4 m/s  -  ESE (113°)  
 Lusaka University of Zambia
13 Dec 2019  17:00
22.9 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  SE (143°)  
 Mpulungu
13 Dec 2019  17:00
26.4 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 2.7 m/s  -  NNW (343°)  
 Mwinilunga
13 Dec 2019  16:30
18.1 °C / 0.6 mm
Wind: 2.8 m/s  -  E (81°)  
 Zambezi
13 Dec 2019  16:15
29.5 °C / 0 mm
Wind: 1.2 m/s  -  W (269°)  
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SASSCAL ObservationNet
Observatories - Map
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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