Frahm, Enrico; Dettmann, Ullrich; Fuß, Roland; Freibauer, Annette
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
ecosystem-services, hydrological-modelling, microclimate, peatland, scaling-analysis
Frahm et al 2012: Hydrological Modelling of Peatlands – an Evaluation of Meteorogical Input Data
Theme I. Inventory, stratigraphy and conservation of mires and peatlands
The aim of this study is to evaluate high-resolution meteorological data from official weather stations on mineral soils for suitability as a proxy for in situ measurements at peatlands across Germany. Thus, in situ weather data from 18 peatlands was compared with data from nearby official weather station regarding temperature and humidity. Here, we focus on methods and first results of analysing differences of official data compared to in situ data of two different peatland sites. Strong effects of peatland microclimate were observed, e.g., stronger diurnal variation of temperature as well as a higher probability of fog.