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


1. IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Name Monitoring project for global warming effects on alpine zone ( Image data)
Metadata Identifier AlpinePicture_jp20200401062142-en

2. CONTACT

2.1 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

2.2 CONTACT on PROJECT

3. DOCUMENT AUTHOR

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

4. 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

5. DATE OF THIS DOCUMENT

2020-04-01

6. DATE OF DATASET

  • creation : 2016-01-19

7. DATASET OVERVIEW

7.1 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.

7.2 Topic Category(ISO19139)

  • biota

  • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere

7.3 Temporal Extent

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

7.4 Geographic Bounding Box

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

7.5 Grid

7.6 Geographic Description

7.7 Keywords

7.7.1 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

7.7.2 Keywords on Project

7.8 Online Resource

7.9 Data Environmental Information

7.10 Distribution Information

name version specification

8. DATA PROCESSING

9. DATA REMARKS

10. LICENSE

10.1 Data Policy by the Data Provider

Observation dataset is copyrighted to Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER), National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES). You can use the data only for noncommercial purpose. For any publication using data, CGER/NIES must be informed and its approval must be obtained prior to publishing. The data provider may request co-authorship or acknowledgements. Please be informed that we have no concern with your cost by using the data.

10.2 Data Policy by the Project

11. DATA SOURCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

11.1 Acknowledge the Data Provider

11.2 Acknowledge the Project

12. DISCLAIMER

12.1 Disclaimer of Project

13. REFERENCES

Copyright(c) 2006-2020 Data Integration & Analysis System (DIAS) All Rights Reserved.
This project is supported by " Data Integration & Analysis System " funded by MEXT, Japan