Altitudinal transect - Czechia

Submitted by mr_garbage on Tue, 12/25/2012 - 19:07
Altitudinal transect - Czechia
Site Description
The transect from submontane broadleaf forests to arctic-alpine tundra is situated in the central part of the Krkonoše Mts (Giant Mts}. It is aproximatelly 8 km long and ranged from a mosaic of meadow and deciduous and mixed forests at the bottom of the mountains (600–800 m a.s.l.) through Norway spruce forests (800–1250 m), subalpine meadows and dwarf pine stands (1250–1450 m) up to the alpine belt (1450–1550 m) covered with only scarce herb vegetation and sporadic dwarf pine shrubs.
The Krkonoše Mts, the highest range of the Sudetic Mountains, are situated in the northern part of the Czech Republic on the Czech-Polish border. Despite their relatively low altitude (the highest peak Sněžka [50°43’ N, 15°39’E] reaches 1602 m a.s.l.) and relatively small extent (631 km2), their ecosystems show high affinities with similar ecosystems in subarctic and high-mountain regions. Therefore, they are sometimes called high mountains ‘en miniature’.
There is EURO-CORDEX climate scenario data available for this site:
Projected Near Surface Specific Humidity ChangeRCP26RCP45RCP85
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Projected Sea Level Pressure ChangeRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Surface Downwelling Shortwave RadiationRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Near-Surface Wind SpeedRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Daily Maximum Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85
Projected Daily Minimum Near-Surface Air TemperatureRCP26RCP45RCP85

You can also download the entire climate scenario dataset for this site from the EUDAT B2SHARE data store.