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Soil Temperature Variability Dataset

Two datasets of soil temperature observations collected at Norman, Oklahoma, USA to study horizontal and vertical variability of their observations. The first dataset comprised 15-minute resolution soil temperature observations from 20 September 2011 to 18 November 2013 in seven plots across a 10-meter transect. In each plot, sensors were located at depths of 5, 10, and 30 cm. The second dataset comprised 15-minute resolution soil temperature observations from 20 November 2013 to 1 December 2015 in a single plot at the same location as the first dataset. Soil temperature sensors were placed every 2 cm from the surface down to 40-cm deep to study the vertical variability of soil temperature measurements. 

Dates : 20 September 2011 - 1 December 2015

DOI : 10.15763/dbs.mesonet.research.soiltempvar

Data Variables

Data were collected every 15 minutes and observations are in UTC time.

    Horizontal   Vertical
Variable Units Description   Description
TS01 °C Plot 1 - 5cm   Surface Temperature
TS02 °C Plot 1 - 10 cm   2 cm
TS03 °C Plot 1 - 30 cm   4 cm
TS04 °C Plot 2 - 5 cm   6 cm
TS05 °C Plot 2 - 10 cm   8 cm
TS06 °C Plot 2 - 30 cm   10 cm
TS07 °C Plot 3 - 5 cm   12 cm
TS08 °C Plot 3 - 10 cm   14 cm
TS09 °C Plot 3 - 30 cm   16 cm
TS10 °C Plot 4 - 5 cm   18 cm
TS11 °C Plot 4 - 10 cm   20 cm
TS12 °C Plot 4 - 30 cm   22 cm
TS13 °C Plot 5 - 5 cm   24 cm
TS14 °C Plot 5 - 10 cm   26 cm
TS15 °C Plot 5 - 30 cm   28 cm
TS16 °C Plot 6 - 5 cm   30 cm
TS17 °C Plot 6 - 10 cm   32 cm
TS18 °C Plot 6 - 30 cm   34 cm
TS19 °C Plot 7 - 5 cm   36 cm
TS20 °C Plot 7 - 10 cm   38 cm
TS21 °C Plot 7 - 30 cm   40 cm

Station Information

The soil variability research station was co-located at the Norman Mesonet station.

Obtaining Data

To obtain this dataset, please contact Oklahoma Mesonet Research (Dr. Brad Illston).

Additional Notes:

  • This data is not quality assured.