CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4076 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Lawrence E. Band, Tae Hee Hwang, Charles Scaife
Title: In situ soil moisture measurements for the Hillslope Project from 5 sites located in Macon County, North Carolina, within the Upper Little Tennessee River Basin
Abstract: This study was conducted across 5 sites that served as part of the regional hillslope study. Synoptic soil moisture measurements were measured using a Theta Probe that measures surface soil moisture up to a depth of 6cm. Site locations include 18 plots in WS14, 17 plots in Fall Branch, 13 plots in WS18, 10 plots on Mica City Road, and 12 plots at Ammons Creek. The measurement period varied among sites. The most complete is WS14 lasting about 3 years of regular measurements starting in 2011.
Key Words: Coweeta LTER, disturbance patterns, hillslopes, hydrology, soil moisture, spatial patterns, water content
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Soil Moisture, Water Quality and Quantity
Study Type: Coweeta Hillslope Hydrogeology Study
Study Period: 01-Aug-2011 to 09-Jun-2016
Site References:
ULTRB -- Upper Little Tennessee River Basin, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: 4076_HS_Data (Synoptic SM Data, 1019)

Access: Public (released 05-Jul-2017)

Metadata: Text (ESA FLED), Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Spreadsheet CSV Text Format, EML-described Text Format, Tab-delimited Text Report with Statistical Summary, GCE Data Toolbox Format, Standard MATLAB Variables Format

Column List:

Column Name Units Type Description (hide)
1 site none alphanumeric string site name
2 plot_id none alphanumeric string plot id
3 year YYYY integer year
4 month MM integer month
5 day DD integer day
6 average_sm percent floating-point average soil moisture
7 sd_sm percent floating-point standard deviate of soil miosture

Data Table: 4076_SM_GIS ()

Access: Public (released 05-Jul-2017)

Metadata: Basic EML, Complete EML

Data Formats: Multi-file GIS vector data set