CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 1308 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Continuously measured soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature from stations in Watershed 32, 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, ecohydrology, elevation gradients, hydrology, microclimate, relative humidity, 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: 26-Feb-2016 to 12-Feb-2019
Site References:
WS32 -- Watershed 32, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
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Data Table: CWT_132 (Watershed 32 Ridge Station, 309546)

Access: Public (released 20-Feb-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 RHumidity % floating-point Relative humidity
7 Flag_RHumidity none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity: x<10="Q", x>100="I", x<0="I")
8 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
9 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")
10 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
11 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")
12 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
13 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
14 stemp_surfaceA °C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
15 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")
16 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
17 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
18 stemp30A °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
19 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
20 EC30B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
21 stemp_surfaceB °C floating-point Soil temperature surface of mineral soil
22 Flag_stemp_surfaceB none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature surface of mineral soil (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp_surfaceB: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
23 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
24 EC60B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
25 stemp30B °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
26 Flag_stemp30B none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp30B: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")

Data Table: CWT_232 (Watershed 32 Sideslope Station, 225149)

Access: Public (released 20-Feb-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 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 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
13 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
14 stemp30A °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
15 Flag_stemp30A none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp30A: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
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

Data Table: CWT_332 (Watershed 32 Cove Station, 311316)

Access: Public (released 20-Feb-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 RHumidity % floating-point Relative humidity
7 Flag_RHumidity none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Relative humidity (flagging criteria, where "x" is RHumidity: x<10="Q", x>100="I", x<0="I")
8 stemp05 °C floating-point Soil temperature 5cm below mineral soil surface
9 stemp20 °C floating-point soil temperature 20cm below mineral soil surface
10 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")
11 smois30A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
12 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>1="I")
13 EC30A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
14 stemp_surfaceA °C floating-point Soil temperature at surface of mineral soil
15 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")
16 smois60A % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
17 Flag_smois60A none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface (flagging criteria, where "x" is smois60A: x<0="I", x>1="I")
18 EC60A dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
19 stemp30A °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface
20 smois30B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 0-30cm below mineral soil surface
21 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>1="I")
22 EC30B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
23 stemp_surfaceB °C floating-point Soil temperature surface of mineral soil
24 Flag_stemp_surfaceB none alphanumeric string QA/QC flags for Soil temperature surface of mineral soil (flagging criteria, where "x" is stemp_surfaceB: x<=-20="I", x>40="I", x<-10="Q", x>30="Q")
25 smois60B % floating-point Decimal percentage soil moisture 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
26 EC60B dS/m floating-point Bulk electrical conductivity 30-60cm below mineral soil surface
27 stemp30B °C floating-point Soil temperature 30cm below mineral soil surface