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


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1549', Ilya Maclean, 23 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on CC1', Florian Zellweger, 27 Nov 2023
  • CC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1549', MIchael Kearney, 27 Aug 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on CC2', Florian Zellweger, 27 Nov 2023
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1549', Jonas Lembrechts, 29 Aug 2023
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC1', Florian Zellweger, 27 Nov 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1549', Anonymous Referee #2, 26 Oct 2023
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Florian Zellweger, 27 Nov 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Nov 2023) by Paul Stoy
AR by Florian Zellweger on behalf of the Authors (27 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes 
EF by Sarah Buchmann (28 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2023) by Paul Stoy
AR by Florian Zellweger on behalf of the Authors (04 Dec 2023)  Manuscript 
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