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Shenandoah National Park Phenology Project-Weather data collection, description, and processing

Open-File Report 2010-1272

Eastern Geographic Science Center
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Abstract

The weather data described in this document are being collected as part of a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study of changes in Shenandoah National Park (SNP) landscape phenology (Jones and Osbourne, 2008). Phenology is the study of the timing of biological events, such as annual plant flowering and seasonal bird migration. These events are partially driven by changes in temperature and precipitation; therefore, phenology studies how these events may reflect changes in climate. Landscape phenology is the study of changes in biological events over broad areas and assemblages of vegetation. To study climate-change relations over broad areas (at landscape scale), the timing and amount of annual tree leaf emergence, maximum foliage, and leaf fall for forested areas are of interest. To better link vegetation changes with climate, weather data are necessary. This report documents weather-station data collection and processing procedures used in the Shenandoah National Park Phenology Project.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Shenandoah National Park Phenology Project-Weather data collection, description, and processing
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1272
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
iii, 17 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N