CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1301 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Continuously measured forest soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature from the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Asheville, NC
Abstract: Long-term soil moisture stations were established within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest to collect measurements of soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature at a range of spatial scales, from ridge to cove and low to high elevations in the southern Appalachians, and across the regional range of rainfall amounts.
Key Words: air temperature, Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Buncombe County, Coweeta LTER, ecohydrology, elevation gradients, French Broad River watershed, hydrology, microclimate, soil moisture, soil temperature, soil water content, southern Appalachian Mountains, time domain reflectometry, water availability
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Soil Moisture, Ecohydrology, Hydrology, Water Quality and Quantity
Study Type: Expanded soil moisture sensor network
Study Period: 10-Nov-2015 to 17-Jan-2019
Site References:
BUNCOMBE -- Buncombe County, NC, North Carolina, USA
FRENCHBRO -- French Broad River Basin, North Carolina & Tennessee, USA
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Data Table: Bent_Creek_1 (Bent Creek Ridge Station, 356550)

Access: Public (released 09-Jan-2019)

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 Date yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS alphanumeric string Calendar date and time of observation
3 BattV Volts floating-point Battery voltage
4 PTemp Deg C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
5 atemp Deg C floating-point Air temperature
6 stemp05 Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
7 stemp20 Deg C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
8 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
9 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
10 stemp_surfaceA Deg C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
11 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
12 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
13 stemp30A Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
14 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
15 EC30B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
16 stemp_surfaceB Deg C floating-point Soil temperature surface of mineral soil
17 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
18 EC60B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
19 stemp30B Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface

Data Table: Bent_Creek_2 (Bent Creek Sideslope Station, 335240)

Access: Public (released 09-Jan-2019)

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 Date yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS alphanumeric string Calendar date and time of observation
3 BattV Volts floating-point Battery voltage
4 PTemp Deg C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
5 atemp Deg C floating-point Air temperature
6 stemp05 Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
7 stemp20 Deg C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
8 Flag_stemp20 none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp20: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
9 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
10 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
11 stemp_surfaceA Deg C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
12 Flag_stemp_surfaceA none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp_surfaceA: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
13 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
14 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
15 stemp30A Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
16 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
17 EC30B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
18 stemp_surfaceB Deg C floating-point Soil temperature surface of mineral soil
19 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
20 EC60B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
21 stemp30B Deg C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface

Data Table: Bent_Creek_3 (Bent Creek Cove Station, 335826)

Access: Public (released 09-Jan-2019)

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 code
2 Date yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS alphanumeric string Calendar date and time of observation
3 BattV v floating-point Battery voltage
4 PTemp °C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
5 atemp °C floating-point Air temperature
6 Flag_atemp none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Air temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is atemp: x<-40="I", x>60="I", x<-30="Q", x>50="Q")
7 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
8 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
9 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
10 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
11 stemp_surfaceA °C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
12 Flag_stemp_surfaceA none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp_surfaceA: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
13 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
14 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
15 stemp30A °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
16 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
17 EC30B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
18 stemp_surfaceB °C floating-point Soil temperature surface of mineral soil
19 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
20 EC60B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
21 stemp30B °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface