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ArcGIS layer file for Soil temperature

17 Jun 2013

This item was first added to LRIS Portal on 17 Jun 2013

ArcGIS layer file for symbolizing of soil temperature GRIDs. User may need to reconnect to "value" attribute in GRID to get correct display.

Document ID9365
File namearcgis-layer-file-for-soil-temperature.lyr
Size78.3 KB

GIS EM4 Barringer Lilburne 2000

17 Jun 2013

This item was first added to LRIS Portal on 17 Jun 2013


Conference paper describing how South Island mean monthly soil temperature surfaces were created using standard geostatistical techniques. These methods help to account for the majority of topographic variability at high spatial resolutions where topographic influences dominate spatial patterns of climate. By using purposefully sampled data we gained useful knowledge about topographic variation in soil temperature, but the data were not well suited to some interpolation methods. Partial thin plate splines produced the most accurate long-term mean monthly and specific month/year soil temperature surfaces, but multiple linear regression also provided a simple and robust method for soil temperature interpolation because the data were not strongly spatially dependent.

Document ID9366
File namegis-em4-barringer-lilburne-2000.pdf
Size295 KB