CWT-LTER Data Set Summary

Accession: 4087 CWT Research Theme: Soil Moisture
Contributors: Paul Bolstad, Jason Love, Brian Herndon
Title: Time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements at 29 soil moisture monitoring plots in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina.
Abstract: Time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements were recorded at twenty-three plots in the Coweeta basin, three plots in Bent Creek Experimental Forest, and three plots in the Beetree watershed. 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.
Key Words: soil moisture, time domain reflectometry, volumetric water content
LTER Core Area: Movement of Inorganic Matter
CWT Themes: Soil Moisture, Ecohydrology
Study Type: Regional Interactions Effort
Study Period: 29-Jan-2016 to 07-Sep-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: 4087 (Time domain reflectometry (TDR) measurements at 29 soil moisture monitoring plots, 1218)

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 Cross_Section none alphanumeric string Horizontal measurements taken perpendicular to slope; vertical measurements taken parallel to slope.
4 Tape_position m floating-point Measuring tape position (30m)
5 Date mm/dd/yyyy alphanumeric string Date measurements were collected
6 Time hh:mm alphanumeric string Time measurements were taken in Eastern Standard Time
7 VWC % floating-point Volumetric water content
8 Comments none alphanumeric string Comments regarding measurement