Regional Soil Moisture, Soil Temperature, and Air Temperature Sites

Bent Creek Experimental Forest

Three sites were established in the US Forest Service's Bent Creek Experimental Forest located in Asheville, NC.  The sites are located at ridge, side-slope, and cove areas in the Long Branch drainage.  Soil moisture probes are installed at depths of 0-30cm and 30-60cm below mineral soil surface at locations 6 meters from the plot center.  Soil temperature probes are located near the plot center and installed at 5cm and 20cm below mineral soil surface.  Air temperature measurements are taken near the plot center, appx. 1-1.7 meters above ground.  All measurements are taken and recorded at 5 minute intervals.

Beetree Reservoir Watershed

Three sites were established above the Beetree Reservoir near Swannanoa, NC.  The sites are located within an 8900 hectare forested and protected watershed that is the drinking water supply for the City of Asheville, North Carolina. The sites are located at ridge, side slope, and cove areas of a drainage basin for Beetree Creek. Soil moisture probes are installed at depths of 0-30cm and 30-60cm below mineral soil surface at locations 6 meters from the plot center.  Soil temperature probes are located near the plot center and installed at 5cm and 20cm below mineral soil surface.  Air temperature measurements are taken near the plot center, appx. 1-1.7 meters above ground.  All measurements are taken and recorded at 5 minute intervals.