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Title: Weather data: AC0116, County Down, 2011
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:
At the AFBI Hillsborough research farm near Hillsborough, south-east Northern Ireland (clay loam topsoil texture), direct N2O-N emissions were measured using 40 x 40 cm stainless steel static chambers from replicated (x3) plots (2 x 16 m) following spring applications of manufactured nitrogen (N) fertilisers to permanent grassland. A control treatment was included where no N fertiliser was applied. Calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) fertiliser (27% N) was applied at 5 different rates; 80, 160, 240, 320 and 400 kg N/ha, and urea fertiliser (46% N) at a rate of 320 kg N/ha, in four split applications (late-March, mid-April, mid-May and early-July). Additionally, CAN fertiliser was also applied in six splits in late-March, early-April, mid-April, late-April, mid-May and early-July; the first four splits were of 30-40 kg/N ha i.e. ‘little and often’. In separate CAN and urea treatments, a commercially available nitrification inhibitor was tested; dicyandiamide (DCD) was sprayed at a rate equivalent to 10 kg DCD/ha onto the CAN and urea plots (2% solution) immediately after N fertiliser application at a rate of 320 kg N/ha, in four split applications. A DCD only treatment was also included, where DCD was sprayed onto the soil surface at a rate equivalent to 10 kg DCD/ha, in four split applications. This essentially gave a Control + DCD treatment which meant that N supplied by the DCD in the CAN + DCD and Urea + DCD did not need to be accounted for. Two extra treatments were included by AFBI at the Hillsborough site; 1) Urea granules coated with a powder of the commercially available urease inhibitor (Agrotain) to c.400 ppm and applied evenly by hand in four split applications to give a total N application rate of 320 kg N/ha; 2) Agrotain coated urea granules (c.400 ppm), applied evenly by hand in four split applications to give a total N application rate of 320 kg N/ha, with DCD sprayed immediately over the fertiliser after application at a rate equivalent to 10 kg DCD/ha. In any of the relevant treatments, the N supplied by the DCD was not accounted for in the 320 kg N/ha application, due to the Control + DCD treatment (outlined above). 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: 2011-01-01 End Date/Time:  2012-12-31
Result Time: 2012-12-31
Valid Time -  Start Date/Time: 2011-01-01 End Date/Time:  2012-12-31
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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