Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Research article
29 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 29 Jan 2024

Microclimate mapping using novel radiative transfer modelling

Florian Zellweger, Eric Sulmoni, Johanna T. Malle, Andri Baltensweiler, Tobias Jonas, Niklaus E. Zimmermann, Christian Ginzler, Dirk Nikolaus Karger, Pieter De Frenne, David Frey, and Clare Webster

Data sets

Monthly topsoil and near surface microclimate temperature data for Switzerland E. Sulmoni et al.

Model code and software

Using just a canopy height model to obtain lidar-level accuracy in 3D forest canopy shortwave transmissivity estimates ( C. Webster et al.

Short summary
The microclimatic conditions experienced by organisms living close to the ground are not well represented in currently used climate datasets derived from weather stations. Therefore, we measured and mapped ground microclimate temperatures at 10 m spatial resolution across Switzerland using a novel radiation model. Our results reveal a high variability in microclimates across different habitats and will help to better understand climate and land use impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems.
Final-revised paper