CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1306 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Continuously measured soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature from a station in Watershed 27, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
Abstract: Long-term soil moisture stations were established within the Coweeta Hydrologic Lab Basin to collect measurements of soil moisture, soil temperature, air temperature, and relative humidity 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, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, Coweeta LTER, ecohydrology, elevation gradients, 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: 16-Nov-2015 to 13-Jan-2019
Site References:
WS27 -- Watershed 27, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: 1306 (Watershed 27, 332317)

Access: Public (released 14-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_Min v floating-point Battery voltage
4 PTemp_Max °C floating-point Datalogger panel temperature
5 atemp °C floating-point Air temperature
6 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
7 stemp20 °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 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<0.01="I", x>0.7="I", x<0.03="Q", x>0.6="Q")
11 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
12 stemp_surfaceA °C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
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