CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1302 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Continuously measured soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature from stations within the Beetree Reservoir watershed, Swannanoa, NC
Abstract: Long-term soil moisture stations were established within the forested Beetree Reservoir watershed 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, Beetree watershed, 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: 31-May-2016 to 08-May-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: Beetree_1 (Beetree Ridge Station, 308819)

Access: Public (released 30-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 Flag_BattV none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Battery voltage (flagging criteria, where "x" is BattV: x<9="I", x>17="I")
5 PTemp °C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
6 Flag_PTemp none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Datalogger panel temperature (flagging criteria, where "x" is PTemp: x<=-40="I", x>50="I", x<-20="Q", x>40="Q")
7 atemp °C floating-point Air temperature
8 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")
9 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
10 Flag_stemp05 none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp05: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
11 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
12 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")
13 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
14 Flag_smois30A none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30A: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
15 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
16 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
17 Flag_smois30B none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30B: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
18 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface

Data Table: Beetree_2 (Beetree Sideslope Station, 334478)

Access: Public (released 30-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 Flag_stemp05 none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp05: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
9 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
10 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
11 Flag_smois30A none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30A: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
12 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
13 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
14 Flag_smois30B none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30B: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
15 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface

Data Table: Beetree_3 (Beetree Cove Station, 239018)

Access: Public (released 30-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 Flag_BattV none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Battery voltage (flagging criteria, where "x" is BattV: x<9="I", x>17="I")
5 PTemp °C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
6 atemp °C floating-point Air temperature
7 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")
8 RHumidity % floating-point Relative humidity
9 Flag_RHumidity none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity: x<10="Q", x<0="I", x>100="I")
10 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
11 Flag_stemp05 none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp05: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
12 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
13 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
14 Flag_smois30A none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30A: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
15 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
16 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
17 Flag_smois30B none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois30B: x<0="I", x>0.7="I")
18 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface