CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1300 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: James S. Clark, Brian Herndon, Jason Love
Title: Microclimate data from stations within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
Abstract: This dataset contains measurements of air temperature, relative humidity, soil temperature, soil bulk electrical conductivity, and soil volumetric water content from a sites located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC. Soil temperature, soil bulk electrical conductivity, and soil volumetric water are measured at 0-30cm and 30-60cm below ground surface at locations 25 meters above gradient and 25 meters below gradient of a central transect location where air temperature and relative humidity are measured at 1.5 meters above ground surface. Measurements are taken every 60 seconds with average, minimum, and maximum values saved hourly to the output table.
Key Words: air temperature, Clingsman Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, microclimate, Noland Divide, Regionalization, relative humidity, soil bulk electrical conductivity, soil moisture, soil temperature, soil volumetric water content, Terrestrial Gradient
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Soil Moisture, Ecohydrology
Study Type: Coweeta Synthesis and Scaled Integration Study
Study Period: 08-Sep-2014 to 08-Nov-2018
Site References:
SOUTHERNAP -- Southern Appalachia, Parts of Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia
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Data References: 1047
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Data Table: Clingmans_Dome (Clingmans Dome Microclimate Measurements, 36551)

Access: Public (released 26-Jan-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 Measurement_timestamp yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS alphanumeric string Date and time of measurement
3 ATempC_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
4 ATempC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
5 ATempC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
6 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
7 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
8 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
9 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
10 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
11 VWC_Top30_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
12 Flag_VWC_Top30_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top30_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
13 EC_Top30_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
14 STemp_Top30_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
15 VWC_Top30_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
16 EC_Top30_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity at 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
17 Flag_EC_Top30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity at 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Top30_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
18 STemp_Top30_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
19 VWC_Top30_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
20 Flag_VWC_Top30_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top30_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
21 EC_Top30_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
22 STemp_Top30_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
23 VWC_Top60_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
24 Flag_VWC_Top60_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top60_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
25 EC_Top60_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
26 STemp_Top60_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
27 VWC_Top60_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
28 EC_Top60_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
29 Flag_EC_Top60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Top60_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
30 STemp_Top60_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
31 VWC_Top60_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
32 Flag_VWC_Top60_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top60_Max: x<.05="Q", x<.01="I", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
33 EC_Top60_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
34 STemp_Top60_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
35 VWC_Bottom30_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
36 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
37 EC_Bottom30_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
38 STemp_Bottom30_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
39 VWC_Bottom30_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
40 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Min: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
41 EC_Bottom30_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
42 Flag_EC_Bottom30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom30_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
43 STemp_Bottom30_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
44 VWC_Bottom30_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
45 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
46 EC_Bottom30_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
47 STemp_Bottom30_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
48 VWC_Bottom60_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
49 Flag_VWC_Bottom60_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom60_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
50 EC_Bottom60_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
51 Flag_EC_Bottom60_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom60_Avg: x<0="I", x>3="I")
52 STemp_Bottom60_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
53 VWC_Bottom60_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
54 Flag_VWC_Bottom60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom60_Min: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
55 EC_Bottom60_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
56 Flag_EC_Bottom60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom60_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
57 STemp_Bottom60_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
58 VWC_Bottom60_Max % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
59 Flag_VWC_Bottom60_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom60_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
60 EC_Bottom60_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
61 Flag_EC_Bottom60_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom60_Max: x<0="I", x>3="I")
62 STemp_Bottom60_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot

Data Table: Noland_Divide (Noland Divide Microclimate Measurements, 36653)

Access: Public (released 26-Jan-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 Measurement_timestamp yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS alphanumeric string Date and time of measurement
3 ATempC_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average of air temperature
4 Flag_ATempC_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Avg: x<-30="Q", x<-40="I", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
5 ATempC_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum of air temperature
6 Flag_ATempC_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Min: x<-30="Q", x<-40="I", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
7 ATempC_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum of air temperature
8 Flag_ATempC_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum of air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is ATempC_Max: x<-40="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q", x>60="I")
9 RHumidity_Avg % floating-point Hourly average relative humidity
10 Flag_RHumidity_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Avg: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
11 RHumidity_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum relative humidity
12 Flag_RHumidity_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Min: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
13 RHumidity_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum relative humidity
14 Flag_RHumidity_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity_Max: x<0="I", x<10="Q", x>100="Q", x>105="I")
15 VWC_Top30_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
16 Flag_VWC_Top30_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top30_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
17 EC_Top30_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
18 STemp_Top30_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
19 VWC_Top30_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
20 Flag_VWC_Top30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top30_Min: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
21 EC_Top30_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity at 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
22 Flag_EC_Top30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity at 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Top30_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
23 STemp_Top30_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
24 VWC_Top30_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
25 Flag_VWC_Top30_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top30_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
26 EC_Top30_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
27 STemp_Top30_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at soil surface at top of gradient plot
28 VWC_Top60_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
29 Flag_VWC_Top60_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top60_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
30 EC_Top60_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
31 STemp_Top60_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
32 VWC_Top60_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
33 Flag_VWC_Top60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top60_Min: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
34 EC_Top60_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
35 Flag_EC_Top60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Top60_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
36 STemp_Top60_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
37 VWC_Top60_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
38 Flag_VWC_Top60_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Top60_Max: x<.05="Q", x<.01="I", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
39 EC_Top60_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
40 STemp_Top60_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at top of gradient plot
41 VWC_Bottom30_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
42 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
43 EC_Bottom30_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
44 STemp_Bottom30_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
45 VWC_Bottom30_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
46 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Min: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
47 EC_Bottom30_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
48 Flag_EC_Bottom30_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom30_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
49 STemp_Bottom30_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
50 VWC_Bottom30_Max % floating-point Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
51 Flag_VWC_Bottom30_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly maximum soil volumetric water content 0-30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom30_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
52 EC_Bottom30_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
53 STemp_Bottom30_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at soil surface at bottom of gradient plot
54 VWC_Bottom60_Avg % floating-point Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
55 Flag_VWC_Bottom60_Avg none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly average soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom60_Avg: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
56 EC_Bottom60_Avg dS/m floating-point Hourly average soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
57 STemp_Bottom60_Avg °C floating-point Hourly average soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
58 VWC_Bottom60_Min % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
59 EC_Bottom60_Min dS/m floating-point Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
60 Flag_EC_Bottom60_Min none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot (flagging criteria, where "x" is EC_Bottom60_Min: x<0="I", x>3="I")
61 STemp_Bottom60_Min °C floating-point Hourly minimum soil temperature 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
62 VWC_Bottom60_Max % floating-point Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage
63 Flag_VWC_Bottom60_Max none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Hourly minimum soil volumetric water content 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot expressed as decimal percentage (flagging criteria, where "x" is VWC_Bottom60_Max: x<.01="I", x<.05="Q", x>.52="Q", x>.7="I")
64 EC_Bottom60_Max dS/m floating-point Hourly maximum soil bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot
65 STemp_Bottom60_Max °C floating-point Hourly maximum soil temperature at 30cm below ground surface at bottom of gradient plot