Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1043–1062, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1043-2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1043–1062, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-14-1043-2022

Data description paper 09 Mar 2022

Data description paper | 09 Mar 2022

An hourly ground temperature dataset for 16 high-elevation sites (3493–4377 m a.s.l.) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (2017–2020)

Alexander R. Groos et al.

Data sets

An hourly ground temperature dataset for 16 high-elevation sites (3493–4377 m a.s.l.) in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia (2017–2020) Alexander R. Groos, Janik Niederhauser, Bruk Lemma, Mekbib Fekadu, Wolfgang Zech, Falk Hänsel, Luise Wraase, Naki Akçar, and Heinz Veit https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6047457

Video supplement

Nocturnal cold air drainage and ponding in the Bale Mountains, Ethiopia A. R. Groos https://vimeo.com/676294827

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Short summary
Continuous observations and measurements from high elevations are necessary to monitor recent climate and environmental changes in the tropical mountains of eastern Africa, but meteorological and ground temperature data from above 3000 m are very rare. Here we present a comprehensive ground temperature monitoring network that has been established between 3493 and 4377 m in the Bale Mountains (Ethiopian Highlands) to monitor and study the afro-alpine climate and ecosystem in this region.