JBL Expedition 2015: California, South Seas & Australia

JBL Expedition 2015: California, South Seas & Australia

Results: Terraristics

Australia has so many different biotopes that we had so many measurements, we couldn’t fit them all on the analysis forms! In the outback we determined the highest UV values we have ever measured. The difference between the „Wet Tropics“ in Queensland in the northeast and the dry outback in the centre of Australia was also interesting. The latter had a ground temperature of 63 °C, but an air temperature of only 37 °C. Care should be taken when comparing the UV values with data of other researchers! The sensors of the measuring devices are never identically set and therefore they can (unfortunately) vary significantly. Strictly speaking, values only can be compared if measured with the same sensor. Test devices used: GPS device from CANMORE (GPorter), Dr. Gröbel UV measuring device RM12 with separate UVA and UVB sensor, JBL TerraControl Solar for humidity and temperature.

country Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia
region
location / biotope type edge of rainforest Lake Barrine Emerald Creek Lake Eacham Chambers Wildlife Lodge Lake Barrine Tully Gorge
GPS data: longitude 17°17' S 17°14' S
GPS data: latitude 145°38' E 145°38' E
date 14/10/15 15/10/15 15/10/15 15/10/15 16/10/15 16/10/15 16/10/15
time 18:25 15:52 13:30 17:38 09:05 09:27 11:55
cloudiness 50% 80% 30% 60% 60% 70% 70%
lux (taking the factor into account!) 165.5 1195 10000 1193 7690 93000
air temperature 25.1 29.6 31 26.6 24.1 25.4 27.5
relative humidity 66 43 44 51 69 59 60
UVA 0.61 0.88 0.19 3.07 3.36 0.76/3.5
UVB 0.12 0.32 0.02 0.76 0.24 1.13
soil condition dry earth overgrown earth sand overgrown earth overgrown earth sand, earth, lava stones/sand
temperature on the ground 21.6 26.6 41 32 24.8 20 28.4
temperature stone 24.4 35 45 37.6 24.4 19.04 28.4
temperature wood 23.9 28 37 31.2 21.4 19.8 22.4
water temperature (surface) 20.04 34 21.8
data logger used from - to
Animals sighted fruit bats, spiders chicken, beetle frog, agamids brushturkey brushturkey brushturkey cassowary
country Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia
region Camp Uluru Camp Uluru
location / biotope type Boulders Kata Tjuta Kata Tjuta Kata Tjuta
GPS data: longitude
GPS data: latitude
date 16/10/15 17/10/15 18/10/15 18/10/15 18/10/15 18/10/15 18/10/15
time 15:58 20:30 05:58 07:50 08:30 09:15 11:05
cloudiness rain 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
lux (taking the factor into account!) 3603 0 0 out of order 156900 160400 39400
air temperature 26.03 30 24.1 26 35.3 35.3 37.6
relative humidity 64 37 38 32 23 20 20
UVA 0.26 0 0.02 1.31 1.9 2.05 2.26
UVB 0.06 0 0 0.25 0.46 0.534 0.68
soil condition earth with vegetation red sand red soil red sand granite / basalt sand, stone sand, earth, grass
temperature on the ground 22.4 31.8 20.6 30.5 34 41.8 39.8
temperature stone 23.6 32.9 22 30.5 31/38.2 34.4 40.8
temperature wood 23.8 28.6 17 30.5 44 36.6 / 39.8 49
water temperature (surface) 23 31
data logger used from - to
Animals sighted flies flies flies birds, lizards flies, tourists flies
country Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia Australia
region
location / biotope type Curtain Springs Katherine Gorge outback Red Center Hwy
GPS data: longitude 24°25'11'' S 24°25'11'' S 23°56'23'' S
GPS data: latitude 131°49'43'' E 131°49'43'' E 132°6'47'' E
date 18/10/15 18/10/15 19/10/15 19/10/15 19/10/15 19/10/15
time 14:00 18:25 06:35 08:20 12:00 15:15
cloudiness 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
lux (taking the factor into account!) 144600 18200 99508 108000 121600 116900
air temperature 36 32.6 26.8 30.8 50 35.7
relative humidity 20 25 27 20 20 20
UVA 2.96 0.27 0.15 1.65 3.36 2.38
UVB 1.06 0.04 0.01 0.41 1.28 0.7
soil condition sand sand red sand sand, grasses, trees stone, sand light sand
temperature on the ground 56.6 38 23.6 27.8 63.6 58
temperature stone 53.1 24.9 31.4 58.2 56.6
temperature wood 42.4 26.8 30.6 59.4 66.4
water temperature (surface) 29.3
data logger used from - to
Animals sighted bee-eater skink, grasshopper agamids, fish

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