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The ClimaDat  Project   A  placorm  for  studying  processes  and  interac<ons     between  climate  and  ecosystems  in  the  Spanish  territory   A.  Àgueda,  R.  Arias,  R.  Curcoll,  L.  Sánchez,  P.  Occhipin<,  M.  Tello,  J-­‐A.  Morguí,  X.  Rodó   Ins$tut  Català  de  Ciències  del  Clima        C/  Doctor  Trueta,  203        08005  Barcelona        

THE NETWORK  

MAIN OBJECTIVES   1.  Studying   regions   with   a   high   probability   of   being   affected   by   changes,   both   in   climate   and   biospheric   processes   (including   karsts,  deltas,  islands  and  high  mountain  areas)   2.  Obtaining   high-­‐quality,   near-­‐real   <me,   con<nuous   clima<c   and   biogeochemical  data  at  specific  natural  systems   3.  Crea<ng  specific  campaigns  to  address  scien<fic  relevant  issues   4.  Developing   communica<on   and   educa<on   ac<ons   to   create   awareness  in  society  about  climate  change  and  its  impacts  

FIRST RESULTS    

THE FIRST  SITES  OF  THE  NETWORK  

Radon monitors  comparison  at  DEC3  

Delta de  l’Ebre  site  (DEC3)  

Rn−222 (Bq/m3)

6 Rn gas Progeny Rn 4

2

0 17/08/11 18/08/11 19/08/11 20/08/11 21/08/11 22/08/11 23/08/11 24/08/11 25/08/11

[CO2] (ppm)

600

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Valderejo site  (VAC3)  

100

28

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70

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180 90

0 17/08/11 18/08/11 19/08/11 20/08/11 21/08/11 22/08/11 23/08/11 24/08/11 25/08/11

Relative humidity (%)

30

Wind direction (º)

Main issues  to  be  studied:   -­‐  Radia<on   -­‐  Soil  and  ambient  humidity   -­‐  Methane  metabolism   -­‐  CO2  dynamics  

Wind velocity (m/s)

Some characterisGcs:   -­‐  Delta  of  the  Ebre  river  (320  km2)   -­‐  Mediterranean  climate   -­‐  Covered  with  paddy  fields  

Temperature (ºC)

300 17/08/11 18/08/11 19/08/11 20/08/11 21/08/11 22/08/11 23/08/11 24/08/11 25/08/11

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The first   specific   study   carried   out   at   the   DEC3   site   has   been   a   comparison   exercise   of   two   radon   monitors   which  are  based  on  different  measurement  principles.  

Some characterisGcs:   -­‐  Natural  park  (3,500  ha)   -­‐  Atlan<c  and  Mediterranean  influences   -­‐  Closed  valley  

Main issues  to  be  studied:   -­‐  Convec<on  paberns  at  different  heights   -­‐  GHGs  concentra<ons   -­‐  Radia<on  

A project  funded  by  

A radon   progeny   monitor   developed   at   the   University   of   Heidelberg   (Germany)   and   belonging   to   the   AGH   University   of   Science   and   Technology   (Poland)   was   tested   against   a   radon   gas   monitor   developed   at   the   Universitat  Politècnica  de  Catalunya  (Spain).   Results   obtained   during   the   measurements   period   are   shown  in  the  upper  figure,  together  with  meteorological   variables   and   CO2   concentra<on.   Both   monitors   show   a   high  level  of  agreement.   In  collabora<on  with  

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