CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4080 CWT Research Theme: Ecohydrology
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Terrain and landform indices at 29 soil moisture monitoring plots in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina
Abstract: Terrain and landform indices were surveyed at twenty-three plots in the Coweeta basin, three plots in the Beetree watershed, and three plots in Bent Creek Experimental Forest. The plots comprise a network of sensor stations that monitor soil moisture, soil temperature, and air temperature in the Southern Appalachians of western North Carolina. Terrain index measured % slope around the edge of 15-m radius circular plot. Landform index measured % slope of the surrounding regional mountain terrain.
Key Words: ecohydrology, hillslopes, landform index, population dynamics, soil moisture, terrain index
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter, Primary Production
CWT Themes: Ecohydrology, Population Ecology, Soil Moisture
Study Type: Regional Interactions Effort
Study Period: 12-Nov-2015 to 28-Jun-2017
Site References:
WS2 -- Watershed 2, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS5 -- Watershed 5, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS7 -- Watershed 7, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS14 -- Watershed 14, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS18 -- Watershed 18, North Carolina, USA
WS27 -- Watershed 27, North Carolina, USA
WS32 -- Watershed 32, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
WS36 -- Watershed 36, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
CWTBASIN -- Coweeta Basin, Macon County, North Carolina, USA
BUNCOMBE -- Buncombe County, NC, North Carolina, USA
FRENCHBRO -- French Broad River Basin, North Carolina & Tennessee, USA
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Data Table: 4080 (Terran and landform indices, 23 plots, 928)

Access: CWT Members only (public release on 31-Dec-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 Watershed none alphanumeric string Name of watershed where measurements were taken
2 Plot none alphanumeric string Plot ID
3 Azimuth degree integer Azimuth where slope measurement was taken
4 Terrain_Index % floating-point slope
5 Landform_Index % floating-point slope
6 Comments none alphanumeric string Comments regarding measurement