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Title: A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014

Abstract

The dataset is comprised of leafing and flowering data collected across the continental United States from 1956 to 2014 for purple common lilac (Syringa vulgaris), a cloned lilac cultivar (S. x chinensis Red Rothomagensis ) and two cloned honeysuckle cultivars (Lonicera tartarica Arnold Red and L. korolkowii Zabeli ). Applications of this observational dataset range from detecting regional weather patterns to understanding the impacts of global climate change on the onset of spring at the national scale. While minor changes in methods have occurred over time, and some documentation is lacking, outlier analyses identified fewer than 3% of records as unusually early or late. Lilac and honeysuckle phenology data have proven robust in both model development and climatic research.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5]
  1. USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Tuscon, AZ (United States); Univ. of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ (United States)
  2. USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN), Tuscon, AZ (United States); US Geological Survey, Tuscon, AZ (United States)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  4. Univ. of Twente, Enschede (Netherlands). Dept. of Geo-Information Processing
  5. Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (United States). Dept. of Geography
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1207048
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Data
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 2052-4463
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Rosemartin, Alyssa, Denny, Ellen G., Weltzin, Jake F., Marsh, Lee, Wilson, Bruce E, Mehdipoor, Hamed, Zurita-Milla, Raul, and Schwartz, Mark D. A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.38.
Rosemartin, Alyssa, Denny, Ellen G., Weltzin, Jake F., Marsh, Lee, Wilson, Bruce E, Mehdipoor, Hamed, Zurita-Milla, Raul, & Schwartz, Mark D. A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014. United States. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.38.
Rosemartin, Alyssa, Denny, Ellen G., Weltzin, Jake F., Marsh, Lee, Wilson, Bruce E, Mehdipoor, Hamed, Zurita-Milla, Raul, and Schwartz, Mark D. Tue . "A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014". United States. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.38. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1207048.
@article{osti_1207048,
title = {A Phenological Legacy: Leafing and flowering data for lilacs and honeysuckles 1956-2014},
author = {Rosemartin, Alyssa and Denny, Ellen G. and Weltzin, Jake F. and Marsh, Lee and Wilson, Bruce E and Mehdipoor, Hamed and Zurita-Milla, Raul and Schwartz, Mark D},
abstractNote = {The dataset is comprised of leafing and flowering data collected across the continental United States from 1956 to 2014 for purple common lilac (Syringa vulgaris), a cloned lilac cultivar (S. x chinensis Red Rothomagensis ) and two cloned honeysuckle cultivars (Lonicera tartarica Arnold Red and L. korolkowii Zabeli ). Applications of this observational dataset range from detecting regional weather patterns to understanding the impacts of global climate change on the onset of spring at the national scale. While minor changes in methods have occurred over time, and some documentation is lacking, outlier analyses identified fewer than 3% of records as unusually early or late. Lilac and honeysuckle phenology data have proven robust in both model development and climatic research.},
doi = {10.1038/sdata.2015.38},
journal = {Scientific Data},
number = ,
volume = 2,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {7}
}

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Table 1 Table 1: Western, Eastern and Nature’s Notebook phenophase definitions for the five phenological events or phenophases. Rows contain equivalent phenophase definitions for each program. Phenophase identifiers (‘Phenophase_ID’ field in the data file) are in parentheses. Where definitions have slight variations in meaning they are given different identifiers, however, equivalent definitionsmore » are unified by the ‘Phenophase_Group’ field in the data file. Nature’s Notebook data submitted through the online interface has a null Dataset ID, while data submitted via mobile app has a Dataset ID of 3.« less

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