Synchronous observation data set of soil temperature and soil moisture in the upstream of Luan River (2018)

Synchronous observation data set of soil temperature and soil moisture in the upstream of Luan River (2018)

This data set contains the surface temperature, soil temperature, and soil moisture data measured simultaneously during the Soil Moisture Experiment in the Luan River (SMELR) in 2018, which is used as "true value" to validate the remote sensing retrieval. The dataset includes soil moisture (volumetric water content, %) of the surface layer (0-5cm), soil moisture of the deeper layers (5, 10, 20, 40 cm), temperature (℃) of shaded soil, illuminated soil, 5-cm soil, shaded and illuminated vegetation.

The ground synchronous sampling quadrats were distributed in the upstream of Luan River (Shandian River Watershed and Xiaoluan River Watershed), and the sampling time was September in 2018. ML3 soil moisture sensor, TR-52i temperature sensor, soil ring sampler were used for measurement. The sampling scheme of Large Quadrat--Small Quadrat--Sampling Location was adopted to obtain data.

File naming and required software

File name: The soil moisture data file is: AirborneEx_Soil_Moisture.xls;The soil temperature data file is: AirborneEx_Soil_Temperature.xls;The soil moisture at deeper layers data file is: AirborneEx_Soil_Moisture_Deeper_Layers.xls
File content: each file contains 8 sheets, and sheet name is the observation date of the data, such as "20180916 (yyyymmdd)". The data filling value is - 999.

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Zhao, T., Yao, P., Cui, Q., Jiang, L., Chai, L., Zheng, C., Lu, H., Ma, J., Lv, H., Wu, J., Zhao, W., Yang, N., Li, Y., Pan, J., Liu, M., Wei, Z., Zhang, Z., Wang, J., Yang, J., Liu, X., Liu, J., Yin, Y., Li, Y., Ni, S., Zhu, P., Hong, Z., Wang, X., Liu, C., Yang, J., Tian, F., Wang, W., He, J., Chen, Y., Xu, S., Cheng, Y., Gao, S., Hao, Z., Yi, Z., Wang, H., Hu, X., Peng, Y., Du, X., Hu, F., Sun, Y., Geng, D., Yang, G., Zhong, H., Wu, S., Zheng, J., Yang, B., Zhao, J., Zhou, Q. (2021). Synchronous observation data set of soil temperature and soil moisture in the upstream of Luan River (2018). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, DOI: 10.11888/Soil.tpdc.271551. CSTR: 18406.11.Soil.tpdc.271551. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Zhao, T.J., Shi, J.C., Lv, L.Q., Xu, H.X., Chen, D.Q., Cui, Q., Jackson, T.J., Yan, G.J., Jia, L., Chen, L.F., Zhao, K., Zheng, X.M., Zhao, L.M., Zheng, C.L., Ji, D.B., Xiong, C., Wang, T.X., Li, R., Pan, J.M., Wen, J.G., Yu, C., Zheng, Y.M., Jiang, L.M., Chai, L.N., Lu, H., Yao, P.P., Ma, J.W., Lv, H.S., Wu, J.J., Zhao, W., Yang, N., Guo, P., Li, Y.X., Hu, L., Geng, D.Y., & Zhang, Z.Q. (2020). Soil moisture experiment in the Luan River supporting new satellite mission opportunities. Remote Sensing of Environment, 240. View Details | Bibtex)

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Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition Program

Satellite observation and simulation studies of the land surface water and energy exchange processes and its effects on global changes (No:2015CB953700)

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Geographic coverage
East: 117.50 West: 115.50
South: 41.00 North: 43.00
  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: 10m - 100m
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  • Access: Open Access
  • Temporal coverage: 2018-09-16 To 2018-09-26
  • Updated time: 2021-06-24
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