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Title: Weather data: AC0116, County Down, 2012, urine
Related Party - Organisation (Author): AFBI
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Defra
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Scottish Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): Welsh Assembly Government
Related Party - Organisation (Funder): DAERA Northern Ireland
Abstract:
An experiment was carried out at the AFBI Hillsborough research farm near Hillsborough, south-east Northern Ireland (sandy clay loam/clay loam topsoil texture) using small field plots (3 x 8 m) arranged in a randomised block design with three replicates per treatment. Cattle urine (at 5 L/m2), synthetic urine (at 5 L/m2) and cattle dung (at 20 kg/m2) was applied to grassland in early-April (spring), late-June (summer) and in mid-September (autumn) 2012. The synthetic urine was prepared using the formulation described for “R2” in the paper by Kool et al., (2006). A control treatment was included where no urine or dung was applied. In a separate treatment, a commercially available nitrification inhibitor was tested; dicyandiamide (DCD) was pre-mixed with the urine prior to application to give an application rate of 10 kg /ha for the DCD. The urine and dung was collected from lactating dairy cows at the AFBI Hillsborough research farm, kept refrigerated at <4°C and applied within seven days of collection. Reference: Kool, D.M., Hoffland, E., Abrahamse, P.A and van Groenigen, J.W. (2006). What artificial urine composition is adequate for simulating soil N2O fluxes and mineral N dynamics Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38, 1757-1763. This dataset contains daily rainfall (mm), daily maximum air temperature (degree Celsius) and daily minimum air temperature (degree Celsius) measured from either the closest meteorological station to the experimental site or from instruments located at the experimental site. If the data file is downloaded/opened in excel, dates may appear as dd-mm-yy instead of the standard yy-mm-dd.
Subject Keywords: Weather data
Geographic Keywords: County Down
Observed Properties: Air temperatureDateRainfall
Parameter: Maximum daily air temperature
Parameter: Measurement date
Parameter: Minimum daily air temperature
Parameter: Total daily rainfall

Geographic Extent -
    Longitude (West): -6.22
    Longitude (East): -5.95
    Latitude (South): 54.37
    Latitude (North): 54.53

Phenomenon Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-01-01 End Date/Time:  2013-12-31
Result Time: 2013-12-31
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2012-01-01 End Date/Time:  2013-12-31
Feature of Interest: biosphere
Publication Date: 2017-04-05

This data is made available under the terms of the Open Government Licence (Version 3).

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